Club names October Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to our October Youth of the Month nominees! The CLUB Brianna is The CLUB’S Youth of the Month for October because, “we have seen positive changes in her participation in programs and an eagerness to help new members.” Heber Hunt First grader Isabella is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of the Month because, “she is a very sweet girl …

Club names September Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the September Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Seventh grader Daijah was chosen as The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is always willing to help where she can and she’s taken a real interest in being part of The CLUB. She’s has joined Torch Club and is engaging more in group conversations with her peers.” …

Club raises $12,000 at golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $12,000 during its fourth annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, held Saturday at Triple Creek Golf Course in Cole Camp. The annual event featured 19 golf teams competing for prizes and bragging rights, all to benefit the Boys & Girls Club, which served more than 2,000 children …

BGC receives major federal grant for third time

For the third time, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri has been awarded two 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants, totaling $800,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. The 21CCLC program, authorized under Title IV of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, is a granted through the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. This highly competitive five-year grant …

Parents encouraged to sign children up for BGC

As the new school year approaches, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is gearing up for a year filled with learning and fun, but BGC staff are encouraging parents to consider signing their child up early due to new membership limits at several Club sites. “We are still going to hold afterschool programming at each of our 11 …

Club to host National Night Out

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is inviting area families out to National Night Out, a nation-wide event designed to bring communities together. The event is set for August 1 at the Sedalia Middle School. “National Night Out has become one of our favorite Summer Program traditions,” said Director of Operations Tyler Hudson. “Our Club members and staff …

Boys & Girls Club welcomes new director

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri welcomed a new executive director this week to run the organization. Gary Beckman comes to position with more than 22 years of Boys & Girls Club experience, the past 16 spent as the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Livingston County in Pontiac, Ill. “The Boys & Girls …

Hero Run raises nearly $13,000 for Boys & Girls Club

Nearly $13,000 was raised during the Hero Run, a 5K fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri held Saturday. “We’re so thankful for all of our sponsors and everyone who turned out to race,” said Communications Director Emily Jarrett. “It’s always inspiring to see so many people run and walk for a great cause.” Previously the …

Club names Youth of the Month nominees for May

Congratulations to the May Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Fifth grader Caden is the Youth of the Month for The CLUB because, “he is very helpful singing in Beatmakers and is always the first to volunteer when staff needs help.” Heber Hunt Second grader Jeriya is the Heber Hunt Youth of the Month because, “he is always happy …

BGC to host Hero Run

Summer is nearly here and with it comes an annual tradition – the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s 5K fun run. For the last three years the Club has hosted the Glow Run, inviting participants to a glow-in-the-dark run, but this year Club staff decided to change the theme. Glow Run was a great event for us, …

Club names April Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the April Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Fifth grader Caden is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “he works very hard to encourage other members to be the best they can be by helping with homework and being a big part of The Beatmakers.” Heber Hunt Third grader Alysan is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth …

ReMax of Sedalia donates to BGC

ReMax of Sedalia recently made a contribution to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri through its Heart of Sedalia Foundation. Each month, ReMax employees donate a percentage of their commission for each house bought or sold, with the earnings then donated to various local charitable agencies.

Rick Ball Ford donates $8,000 to BGC

Thanks to a special promotion held during the month of March, Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is strengthening its partnership with local car dealership Rick Ball Ford. Rick Ball Ford pledged to donate $100 to BGCWCM for every vehicle sold in March and promoted the event on its Facebook page and at the dealership. At the end …

Club names March Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the March Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Fifth grader Kaitlin was named The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because, “she is always the first to volunteer if someone needs help, always has a smile on her face and always has a positive attitude.” Heber Hunt Second grader Aydrie is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of the …

Rising Stars Talent Show names winners

It was an evening filled with singing, dancing and even a musical performance during the second annual Rising Stars Talent Show, presented by Bryant Motors, held March 30. Club members from each of Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s 11 Club sites competed to be named the winner in front of a crowd of nearly 200 spectators. In …

Club names February Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the February Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Eighth grader Abryana was chosen as The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because “she is always willing to help when asked and worked very hard decorating the new bulletin board. She is always looking to make new friends.” Heber Hunt Kindergartener Isabelle is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of …

Club names January Youth of the Month nominees

The CLUB Eighth grader Jacob is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because “he has been working really hard to be more involved with CLUB programs and has become a very good friend to other members.” Heber Hunt First grader Miranda is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of the Month because “she does what is expected of her every day, …

Club raises $127,000 at annual auction

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $127,000 at its 27th annual An Evening of Heart & Hope presented by W-K Chevrolet, held February 4 at the Sedalia Country Club. “We’re so thankful to everyone who came out and bid from the heart,” said Fundraising Director Meghan Jeffreys. “The auction has always been a premier fundraising …

Club names December Youth of the Month nominees

Congratulations to the December Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Sixth grader Daijah is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month. Her favorite subject at school is social studies and triple play at the club. Daijah really likes gymnastics and would like to be a gymnastics coach when she is older. Heber Hunt Third grader Jayda is the Heber Hunt …

Club names November Youth of the Month nominees

The CLUB Fifth grader Jose is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month because “he is a nice young man and always willing to help out where needed.” Heber Hunt Fourth grader Emma was chosen as the Heber Hunt Youth of the Month. Emma enjoys coming to Club to be with her friends to doing crafts. Horace Mann First grader Vivian …

Club names October Youth of the Month members

Congratulations to the October Youth of the Month nominees. The CLUB Seventh grader Aaron is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month for October. Aaron was chosen because “he is always the first one to volunteer to help at the site and in the community.” Heber Hunt Third grader Zachary is the Heber Hunt Site’s Youth of the Month. He was …

Club to host HoneyBaked Ham fundraiser

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is giving families a night off from the kitchen this holiday season with its HoneyBaked Ham fundraiser. Once again, the Club will sell a variety of hams and turkeys through HoneyBaked Ham of Columbia with a portion of the proceeds returning to the Club. Items offered range in price and size, …

Oktoberfest raises more than $2,200 for Club

After a night filled with beer tastings and music, Oktoberfest, presented by Grellner Sales, raised more than $2,200 for Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri. “We were so excited to see everyone come out for Oktoberfest,” said Communications Director Emily Jarrett. “This was the second year Grellner hosted this event and the first time it was held at …

Club wins award for LEGO Program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri was recently given an excellence in programming award from the Missouri Area Council for its LEGO League robotics program. The Missouri Area Council (MAC) is comprised of 14 Boys & Girls Clubs across the state of Missouri. Each year they recognize Clubs in four categories: program, resource development, marketing and outstanding …

Club raises more than $9,500 in golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri held its annual Putting “Fore” The Kids golf tournament Saturday at Triple Creek Golf Course in Cole Camp, raising more than $9,500 for Club operations. “Team Walt,” made up of Dave Barnum, Luke Heisterberg, Tom Russell and Jason Bright playing in memory of longtime Club supporter Walt Heisterberg, took first place …