Club seeking sponsorships, participants for Glow Run

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is hoping area businesses and residents will once again “glow their support” by sponsoring and participating in the second annual 5K Glow Run/Walk, presented by Starline. Last year’s inaugural event was a huge success, with more than 420 racers and walkers participating and nearly $13,000 raised for Club operations. Staff are …

Club names winners in March Mayhem challenges

Thanks to a little luck and a lot of “madness,” eight area residents have been named winners in the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s March Mayhem tournament challenges. The Club kicked off its Mayhem fundraiser with a traditional bracket challenge, hosted on CBSsports.com, that encouraged people to purchase a bracket to fill out with the teams they …

Club raises nearly $400 in ham sale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised nearly $400 through its Easter HoneyBaked Ham fundraiser, which ended this week. “The Easter HoneyBaked Ham fundraiser was a great success and we’re very thankful to those who purchased hams or turkeys to help support the Club,” said Fundraising Coordinator Meghan Jeffreys. “I want to especially thank John Beverstein, of …

Club to host Putting ‘Fore’ The Kids

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is hoping area residents will spend some time on the links for a good cause this spring. In May, the inaugural Putting “Fore” The Kids Sedalia Golf Tournament will be held at the Sedalia Country Club, with all funds raised going to Club operations. “With the success of the Putting ‘Fore’ …

Club to celebrate Boys & Girls Club Week

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will celebrate its members during Boys & Girls Club Week, March 22-28. Across the country, more than 4,000 Clubs open their doors to more than 4 million youth, ensuring they have a safe, fun place to go after school. During Boys & Girls Club Week, community and business leaders are invited …

Club still taking orders for Easter ham sale

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is helping area residents avoid the kitchen this Easter with its HoneyBaked Ham Easter sale. The Club will take orders for Easter hams or turkeys, provided by HoneyBaked Ham of Columbia, through March 30. For each item sold 25 percent of the proceeds will go back to the Club. With a …

Club raises more than $2,600 with “mayhem”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri brought a little “mayhem” to the area this week with the third annual March Mayhem event, raising more than $2,600 for Club operations. This amount represents less than 1% of the Club’s total budget. Participants had a chance to show off their basketball knowledge for some of the most anticipated college …

Learn More About the Club: Energy In/Energy Out

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, staff focus on three main pillars for member success – Academic Success, Character & Leadership Development and Healthy Lifestyles. While all three are equally important to the development and growth of Club members, Healthy Lifestyles programs help members prepare for a future of health. In 2014, Club members took part …

Club receives tax credit allocation from DED

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri was one of seven non-profit organizations recently approved for tax credits under the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Youth Opportunities Program (YOP.) Though the YOP project will bring in $150,000 for Club operations, it represents just 7.5 of the organization’s overall budget. “A tax credit donation allows supporters to deduct the …

March brings “Mayhem” to the Club

Basketball fever is quickly approaching and with it a chance to support a local organization. The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will host March Mayhem, a challenge for area residents who think they can predict the outcome of the most anticipated college basketball games of the year. For just a $20 donation, participants can fill out a …

Club taking Easter HoneyBaked Ham orders

The weather outside may not be above freezing, but the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is looking ahead to spring and the Easter holiday. The Club is now taking orders for Easter hams, provided by HoneyBaked Ham of Columbia. For each item sold 25 percent of the proceeds will go back to the Club. With a variety …

An Evening of Heart & Hope has record-breaking success

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $165,000 at the 25th annual An Evening of Heart & Hope presented by W-K Chevrolet. The total is a new record for the auction gala, which is the Club’s biggest fundraiser of the year and makes up about 7.5 percent of its annual budget. Held at the Sedalia …

Club names 2015 Youth of the Year winners

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri named three Youth of the Year winners during a special ceremony held January 22. Nine-year-old Matti Mergen, 12-year-old Ada Tucker and 17-year-old Morgan Hetrick were named the elementary, intermediate and teen winners, respectively. All three are from the Club’s Green Ridge Site. The National Youth of the Year Program is designed …

Club kicks off 55th anniversary

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri kicked off its 55th anniversary this week with a celebration at each of its 11 sites. Members at the Parkview Elementary Site sang a special song, while other sites spent some time creating signs to commemorate the milestone anniversary, took creative “55” photos and learned about 1960 – the year the …

Club to celebrate 55th anniversary

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will spend 2015 celebrating its 55th anniversary of serving children in the west central Missouri area. Founded in 1960, the Sedalia Boys Club – as it was first known – was organized by several community members and civic organizations who recognized that young boys needed a safe place to go after …

Club hosts scholarship drive

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is hoping area community members and business leaders will “SAY Yes” this holiday season to positively impact the life of a child. From now until the end of February, the Club is hosting a special scholarship drive through its Sponsor A Youth (SAY) Yes Fund. All monies donated to this fund go directly to providing …

Club names new executive director

Pyle, who has worked at the Club for five years, is currently the Club comptroller and has served as interim executive director since August. “Jessica is very knowledgeable about our organization and the community we serve,” said Club Board of Directors President Darren Pannier. “With her experience and familiarity of the Club’s strengths and areas of needed improvement, there’s little learning curve for her. …

Give Back to the Community with Giving Tuesday

At the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri, service to the Club and the community are instilled in members each day. Whether it’s collecting food and blankets for the Sedalia Animal Shelter, making and delivering Christmas cards to a local senior center or hosting a car wash and donating the proceeds to the Club’s Unmet Needs fund, members go above and beyond …

Smithton Site members give back to community

Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Smithton Site members spent a little time this week giving back to one of the community’s best resources – Open Door. Earlier this week Open Door staff encouraged Smithton Site Manager Judy Moore to take a few pounds of apples back to the Club for member’s snack time. “I told them the kids …