There's so much going on at the Club
Check out what's been happening at our Clubs Branches and sites across the Greater Sacramento region and Stockton!
A new look thanks to Lowe's Heroes
Just in time for the new school year, the floors at our Teichert Branch got a much-needed update. A team of 14 Lowe's associates, managers, and professional installers from 7 different stores swooped in and got to work replacing worn-out carpet with brand new carpet and luxury vinyl in our games room, classrooms, library, and computer lab - over 6,000 square feet! "It's just amazing! I can't wait to have our Club kids come back to a brand-new looking Clubhouse," exclaimed CEO Kimberly Key. "Everyone from Lowe's has been great to work with. The transformation of our space is stunning. We are so incredibly grateful!"
Sactown court of dreams
Sacramento Kings rookies came out to our Raley Teen Center to give the freshly renovated basketball court a try. We are thrilled to have the opportunity to repair, refinish, and restripe our gym floor so it's ready for a new school year of basketball and fun! A huge thank you to the LISC/ESPN Home Court Program and Miyamoto International for supporting this exciting project. Not only is our new basketball court beautiful, but it also reflects the pride our teens have for our Raley Teen Center and the Greater Sacramento community.
Back 2 School Bash
We had a blast at our Back 2 School event at our Sierra Vista Club in Stockton - playing games, filling up backpacks full of school supplies, and providing a Taco Bell meal. This event is not only an important part of setting kids up for a successful school year, this year's event was the culminating project of our Bank of America Student Leader interns. We're looking forward to seeing Club youth back in the classroom and not just having a good school year, but a great one!
Summer Under the Sea
Summer is all about making new friends, playing, and having fun. And at the Boys & Girls Club, that's exactly what we do! This year, Club staff supported summer school at two elementary school campuses in Sacramento, providing kids the opportunity to learn while having fun with STEM projects, art, and outdoor games. We had a blast! One parent commented, "the best part was the excitement of my daughter. She comes home with a new story to tell me about summer camp every day. Thank you!"
Broke Ball 2021: Tuxedos & Takeout
June 10, 2021
A huge thank you to everyone who helped make Broke Ball 2021: Tuxedos & Takeout a success! For 25 years, Broke Ball, our only fundraising event of the year, raises critical support to ensure that Club youth have access to the resources they are counting on at home as well as when they return to the Club, including academic support; mentoring, and positive role models; health and fitness programs; career and college counseling; and a safe place to be themselves.
Rise & Row Together
Our first in-person program at our Sierra Vista - Stockton Club is called Rise & Row Together! In partnership with Dignity Health and Delta Sculling Center, 25 Stockton youth are learning the fundamentals of rowing. This program is also a key part of how Club youth are learning healthy habits such as eating healthy foods, reducing stress through exercise, and having fun by getting active. This program is just one example of the impact our Stockton community can make for keeping youth healthy and happy!
Thank you BDOG Supporters!
May 6, 2021
We are incredibly grateful to all of our Big Day of Giving champions who are making sure that Club kids have what they need to be successful in school and beyond. From homework help to healthy habits, STEM projects to 21st Century skill-building, Club kids are thankful for all the programs that help them learn and grow. And your support makes these programs possible. Raising $17,800 in 24 hours is not only a huge accomplishment, it makes Great Futures possible!
Putting our commitment to safety into action
We take safety extremely seriously at the Club and our training was put to the test early one morning in March at one of our Club sites. Thankfully, Site Manager Mr. Jesus had his eyes open, scanning the area for potential issues as he walked on campus, just as he does every morning. His commitment to safety prevented an incident that could have been devastating. As a special thank you, Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark personally thanked Mr. Jesus and recognized his actions with a resolution of honor and appreciation. We are all very proud of Mr. Jesus and thankful for his dedication to Club youth.
Drive-thru Fun at our Spring Extravaganza
We had a blast with our Sheriff friends for our Spring Extravaganza drive-thru event at our Teichert Branch. Kids played games, won prizes, got new books and stuffed animals, and enjoyed yummy treats. Thank you Sheriff's Activities League, Be Bothered Sacramento, and Kohl's for making such fun festivities for Club kids and families! It was the best way to welcome Spring!
Club Connect in Stockton
"Everything with COVID has been scary, but I love the Club coming to my house every week and bringing me fun things to do! I really like cooking, reading, and learning new things. I love getting the Club Connect kits each week because the activities are really educational and it’s something fun I can do because I have to stay in the house. Thank you Boys & Girls Club for everything you’re doing because you’re really kind and awesome." - Savannah, Boys & Girls Club at Sierra Vista, Stockton
Partners in Health & Safety
When community partners come together, we can move mountains for the youth who need us most. In this case, the mountain is made out of boxes of hand sanitizer! With the help of our longtime partner, Ross Stores, we have thousands of bottles of hand sanitizer to pass out to Club kids, families, fellow Boys & Girls Clubs, and peer organizations across Sacramento to help keep everyone safe and healthy. Thank you Ross!
Holiday Magic Makers
Even though 2020 seemed to have relentless challenges, that didn't stop us from making sure Club kids and their families had a fun Holiday Season. We are incredibly grateful for all of our friends and partners who donated gifts, toys, crafts, and treats for our Drive-Thru Holiday Party. There were so many smiles, lots of excitement, and countless heartfelt thank yous! And a special thank you goes out to all the generous firms who participated once again in We Care 2020. You stretched your creativity to the max by not only providing amazing crafts in beautifully wrapping packages to distribute to our Club members.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (NNS) -- Around 50 Sailors from across the nation, including an MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, assigned to the "Scorpions" of Helicopter Maritime Strike Squadron (HSM) 49, descended on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento in support of the Sacramento Navy Week, July 18.
Field Trip to Toyota Financial Services Office
Our Teens recently enjoyed a field trip to visit the Toyota Financial Services office in Elk Grove. The team at Toyota did a fun, interactive presentation on financial management. Our teens learned about credit, loan applications, and interest rates. Thanks for hosting us Toyota Financial Services! And thank you for the yummy snacks!
The SMUD BLT Team had a Phantom Fireworks booth to raise money for the baseball field construction project at our Teichert Branch. Univision came by the booth! Click the link to see more.