News

School Supply Drive

  Many of our over 1,500 club members may not be able to afford the extensive shopping list of school supplies that goes along with the start of the new school year, which can be very discouraging to a young student.  Thanks to several corporate sponsors, this year we took in a record amount of school supplies & backpacks to help supplement their supply lists, and as an inventory throughout the school year to fill students needs. Thanks to everyone who contriubted to this great cause.  

Back to School

With the first day of school rapidly approaching, also comes optimism for students as they start a new academic year and reunited with friends. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township also plays a vital role in each student’s start to the new school year.  Our clubs will open the blue doors at 8 site locations, serving over 750 members per day ages 6 – 18. We will provide them with a safe place to go every day after school, with positive adult mentors to lead them in five core program areas;

- Character and Leadership Development

2017 Great Futures Golf Outing

We had a great day for the Great Futures Golf Outing with all proceeds going back to providing a fun and safe place for nearly 2,000 kids to go after school and during the summer.

Congratulations to our winning team of:

Hank Faulkner, Ken Savely, Mike Contreras and Fred Bencrissutto

A special thanks goes out to all of our sponsors for this year’s event!

5th Annual Gatorade Track & Field Event

On the last day of school 280 club members converged on to the Carpentersville Middle School track to compete in their different events.  Kids in grades 1-5 from all six elementary school sites (Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale, Parkview, Perry and Sunny Hill) participated in different events; 50m dash, 100m dash, 200m dash, 400m dash, softball throw, and the 4x100m relay.  This program started months before this exciting day, as members tried to see who would represent their club site at the event.

8th Annual Elementary Spelling Bee

Thirty club members representing grades 1st - 5th from all six elementary sites participated inthe the 8th Annual BGCDT Elementary Spelling Bee. The thirty finalists, first had to compete at their local club site to win the right to represent their grade and school at the Spelling Bee, held at the Dundee Township Park District Senior Center. Club members from Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale. Parkview, Perry,and Sunny Hill spelled words that included "environment", "inquisitive", and "giraffe".

Krysha Sorce appointed to Emeritus Board

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Board of Directors recently approved the appointment of Krysha Sorce as an Emeritus Board of Directors.  Krysha proudly served over 15 years on the Board of Directors, volunteering her time in a variety of roles over that time.  Krysha co-chaired the Annual Dinner for years, which is now grown into the largest fundraising event (Tennies & Ties Gala) for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township.
 

Barrington Area Community Foundation

 

The Barrington Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township in support of the Sunny Hill Elementary Club Unit.  The funds will support the expansion of the program in Fall 2017.

The Awards Reception was held on Thursday, April 20th at the Garlands in Barrington.  BGCDT CEO, Curt McReynolds, and VP of Programs, Amalia Woolf, accepted the award.

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