“Imagine a place where who you are, where you’re from or the circumstances that surround you don’t determine your access to experiences or opportunities.” Well if you like the sound of that The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, are just that!
With the Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club of Wellington hosting their famous World Championship Equestrian Triathlon in just a few months, we thought it’d be a great opportunity to tell you a bit about what the Boys and Girls Clubs of America do…
Prepare to be amazed!
What is the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA)?
A national organization of local chapters that provide after school programs for young people.
When was it Founded?
In its present form 1990, but its origins can be traced as far back as 1860, and more formally to 1956 when it was founded by 31st President, Herbert Hoover.
What is its mission?
Enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens by providing: Safer Childhoods, Life-Enhancing Programs, and Caring Mentors.
How many Boys and Girls Clubs of America are there?
As of today, there are some 4,300 chapters, serving nearly 4 million children.
Famous Former Members:
Hulk Hogan, Jennifer Lopez, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Katy Perry
The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County:
What it means to the Community:
“The club has given my children so many opportunities. From life experiences and lessons to leadership skills, they would not have learned anywhere else. They are more productive and better people because of the Club. I thank everyone who is involved and I want to let them know how grateful we are for everything!” Diondra M., Club Parent.
Impact of The Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County:
Coming up in 2020…
The World Championship Equestrian Triathlon is a family-friendly event that delivers thrilling equestrian competition as top polo, hunter jumper and dressage athletes come together on one showground followed by musical entertainment by HyRyze!
The competition begins as three teams made up of one polo player, one hunter jumper and one dressage rider make their way on to the grounds. The twist… athletes do not compete in their own sports. Participants include Heather Caristo- Williams, Olexa Celine, Josh Cohen, Megan Davis, Annabelle Garrett, Juan Matute-Guimon, Lindsey Kellock, Christoph Koschel, Chris Von Martels, Brandon Phillips, Facundo Pieres, Gonzalito Pieres, PJ Rizvi, Nic Roldan, Catie Staszak, and Lerin Zubiaurre, Capt. Brian Cournane, Brian Moggre, McLain Ward, Ellesse Jordan Gundersen & Nacho Figueras.
So what are you waiting for, if you love the values of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America you can donate to them via their event page, or if you are lucky enough to live in West Palm Beach, then why not head to this fun-filled event on Monday, February 10.
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