January Youth of the Month winners

Congratulations to all the Club members who were named Youth of the Month for January! The CLUB The CLUB’s Youth of the Month for January is sixth grader Bernard. His favorite food is pizza and his favorite Club program is SMART Moves. When he grows up Bernard wants to be a basketball player. Cole Camp Site The Cole Camp Site’s …

Club to host Ladies Night Out

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is inviting area women to a special night of sipping and shopping all for a good cause. Ladies Night Out is a gently used purse auction that will feature wine and beer samples, as well as light hors o’doeuvres. Tickets are $25 per person and only 50 tickets will be sold. …

Club raises $156,000 through auction

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $156,000 during its 26th annual An Evening of Heart & Hope, presented by W-K Chevrolet. The event, held February 6 at the Sedalia Country Club, invited attendees to “come for the kids, stay for the fun, bid from the heart” and featured live and silent auctions, games, raffles …

Club celebrates Youth of Year winners

Three Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri members were named Youth of the Year during a special ceremony held Thursday. Cole Camp Site member Jake Rogers, The CLUB Site member Alexa Rice, and Horace Mann Site member Jenesis May were chosen by a panel of judges for this honor, which is awarded every year to three deserving Club …

Club hosts National Fine Arts exhibit

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri hosted its National Fine Arts Exhibit Thursday, showcasing more than 35 pieces of artwork created by members. The annual event invites members from the Club’s 11 sites to create one-of-a-kind pieces of art, ranging from drawings to paintings to mixed media to sculpture. A blind judging by Club staff members names …

Boys & Girls Club to “Roar” for Mizzou Tigers

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is hoping area residents will help “Restore The Roar” by cheering on the University of Missouri Tigers basketball team. In 2014, a group of local residents created the Restore The Roar group to cheer on former Sedalian Kim Anderson during his first year coaching the Mizzou men’s basketball team. After a …

Club to host drop-in days

The holidays are quickly approaching and with them the hustle and bustle of the season. While children are likely looking forward to a day off school, parents may be worrying about where their children will go while they are at work. The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will once again offer several drop-in days during the season, …

Club to host HoneyBaked Ham fundraiser

Why not let someone else do the heavy cooking this holiday season? Beginning November 2 the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will kick off its fourth annual HoneyBaked Ham fundraiser. Thanks to a partnership with HoneyBaked Ham of Columbia, area residents can purchase their Thanksgiving turkey breast or Christmas hams early with 25 percent of all proceeds …

2015 September Youth of the Month

Each month Club sites recognize a youth of the month. These special Club members have demonstrated good character and leadership, and a commitment to their academics and healthy lifestyle choices. Youth of the month members are chosen by site staff. The CLUB Sixth grader Brianna is The CLUB’s youth of the month. Her favorite food is steak and favorite subject …

STEM Girls! inspiring Club members

Thanks to a grant, tween and teen female members at The CLUB, the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s downtown site, are learning what it takes to be a girl with a career in a STEM field. The American Association of University Women recently awarded the Club a $2,000 Community Action Grant that will supplement the costs of …

301 Street Cars donates to the Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri recently received a generous donation of more than $3,700 from 301 Street Cars. In late August, 301 Street Cars hosted the second annual Austin Martin Benefit Cruise with all proceeds slated to go to the Club. In addition to showing off classic and new cars, the event featured a live auction, …

Tyson donates $100,000 to the Club

Tyson Foods has donated $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, ensuring the sustainability of its La Monte Site specifically. “Tyson has proven themselves as a leader in the La Monte community in supporting great futures for all children,” said Club Executive Director Jessica Pyle. “We are so thankful for Tyson’s support and for their partnership …

Club to host drop-in days

As the school year gets started the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri would like to remind parents that it will once again hold drop-in days at its downtown facility this year. Designed to give area students a safe and fun place to go when school is not in session due to teacher service days or holidays, drop-in …

Hudson named new Director of Operations

Tyler Hudson, previously the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Green Ridge Site Manager, has been named Director of Operations for the Club. In his new role, Hudson will oversee all Club operations, which includes all sites and full and part-time staff who work directly with Club members. “Tyler will do a great job of leading our operations …

Back to school, back to the Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will welcome new and returning Club members when school begins at its Club sites this month. Since 1960, the Club has offered area children a safe, stable place to go after school. Each day includes an hour of homework help, a healthy snack and hands-on enriched learning programs that build on …

Club raises $9K with Putting “Fore” The Kids

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised $9,500 during it’s annual Putting “Fore” The Kids Golf Tournament, held August 22 at Triple Creek Golf Course in Cole Camp. Nineteen teams spent a day on the links to support the Club; first place team winners in Flight B were Matt Boeschen, Jaxan Boeschen, Jake Jacobi and Jacob Jacobi. …

BWW, Club teaming up for fundraiser

The Warrensburg location of Buffalo Wild Wings is teaming up with the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri through its Home Team Advantage Program. From now until December 31, those who bring a special Club Teammate Card to BWW will be able to designate 10 percent of their total bill to go to a “running total,” which will …

The CLUB to hold basketball camp

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s teen site, The CLUB, will host a basketball camp for children who have finished fifth grade and up, August 12. Thanks to a partnership with State Fair Community College, the Roadrunners and Lady Roadrunners teams will teach basketball fundamentals, including dribbling, passing and shooting, with special prices and T-shirts to be …

The CLUB to host National Night Out event

The CLUB, the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s downtown site, will host a special National Night Out event, August 4. National Night Out is a nation-wide event, created to bring communities and local law enforcement together to make neighborhoods safer and better places to live. The CLUB’s Night Out event will include carnival games for children, a …

Sedalia Bombers play ball with the Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Summer Program had a few special visitors this week – members of the Sedalia Bombers baseball team. As part of a partnership between the Club and the team, several players came to the Skyline Site Wednesday to read to members, answer questions and play. Bombers pitcher Brady Womacks said he was …

Members get lesson from USTA

This week at the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, third and fourth grade members learned how to play tennis through a clinic sponsored by the Club in partnership with the U.S. Tennis Association. Lindsay Miller, USTA tennis service representative, visited the Summer Program Friday and taught members tennis basics, such as balancing, hitting and serving. “I love …

Donors offer to pay for cost of new van

Thanks to a generous donation from Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri supporters Gene and Frances Loveall, Club members will have more reliable transportation sooner than expected. Last week the Club launched the Take Pride In Our Ride Campaign to raise funds for a new 12-passenger van to replace its current school bus manufactured in 1989. To help …

Club kicks off “Take Pride In Our Ride” Campaign

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is hoping area residents will help the Club “Take Pride In Our Ride” by donating to a new capital campaign. For the last several years the Club has used a small school bus first manufactured in 1989. With a host of engine problems that routinely put the bus out of service, …

Club to host golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is now seeking sponsorships and teams to play in its Putting “Fore” The Kids golf tournament, to be held in August at Triple Creek Golf Course in Cole Camp. The four-person scramble will feature cash prizes, games and include carts, golf balls and lunch. Team entries are $65 per person or …

Run raises nearly $20,000 for Club

In a tremendous show of community support, the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s second annual 5K Glow Run/Walk, presented by Starline, brought in nearly $20,000 for Club operations. While the amount raised is higher than last year’s total, it still makes up less than 1 percent of the Club’s overall budget. The run was held June 12 …