Responsive. Resilient. Remixed – Broke Ball is here!
While we, unfortunately, can’t come together in person to celebrate Broke Ball, we are inviting you to join us for stories of gratitude and impact. As you know, Broke Ball is our one signature event that provides crucial resources to ensure that the kids and teens who need us most have access to empowering programs that help them build their great futures. Today was the day we had planned to show you around our Thomas P. Raley Teen Center and share what it means to our youth to be Club members.
We are disappointed we can’t have the event we were planning, but just as we’ve always done at the Club, we innovate. We’re flexible. Challenges don’t stop us because we have kids who are depending on us. Yet, we can share our gratitude and celebrate our collective impact! We invite you to:
Thank you for joining us and making sure that hope is not canceled.
Virtual welcome from Emcee Patrick Harbison!
Virtual Keynote Speaker, Mona Dixon
Broke Ball Remix Chair, Becky Vierra
Thank you to our community of supporters!
Standing up for Club Kids
We are truly thankful to have community supporters like you who help make our collective impact possible. But we need your help to continue to do whatever it takes to keep serving the kids, families, and communities who rely on the Club.
Just as you might have purchased raffle tickets or bid on auction items in past years, this year we invite you to raise your virtual paddle to directly support kids through Club on the Go. We are asking you to stand up for kids to keep them connected to the Club, engaged, and learning.
We need your help to keep our Club on the Go efforts going! Thank you!
20 Years of Impact and the Legacy Continues
We are excited to celebrate 20 years of our Thomas P. Raley Teen Center and the impact the Raley and Teel Families have had for thousands of youth. The Families' initial investment helped establish the Club in Sacramento and transformed the resources available for youth. We are thankful for their ongoing support which ensures that Club members have a supportive place to go to access help with homework, to make friends, to learn job skills, to explore their talents, and to be themselves. The Club is a place where they build great futures. Read more here >
Being here for Club kids and families
Read more about the impact of Club on the Go and what it means to Club families! Please also keep checking back in as we’ll share more videos soon!
The Broke Ball Story
Broke Ball is the signature event of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento, named by Fred Teichert and his daughters. Broke Ball’s unique name stems from a play on words. When the Club began services in 1996, at a time when the Baroque Ball was the premier event in town, the Teichert Family and founding BGCSAC Board members sought to hold a fundraising event that was all about low event overhead, casual dress, simple food, fun, and friends. Thus, the Broke Ball was born.
Now 24 years later, Broke Ball is still 100% in the spirit of everything we do at the Club. It’s casual, fun, and showcases what the Club means to thousands of youth across the Sacramento region. With minimal event costs, Broke Ball provides a significant source of core mission support to enable the Club to provide innovative programs that are designed to help youth excel in school, become good citizens, and lead healthy, productive lives.