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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Club raises $11,000 with Glow Run

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri raised more than $11,000 during its third annual 5K Glow Run/Walk, held Friday on the campus of State Fair Community College. More than 260 people participated in the event, which invited runners and walkers of all ages out for a night of fun under the stars. Many wore their best “glow …

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Club name Youth of the Month for May

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Youth of the Month nominees for May. The CLUB Sixth grader Abie is the The CLUB’s Youth of the Month for May. Her favorite program is STEM Girls! and she loves pizza. Cole Camp Site First grader Nova is the Cole Camp Site’s Youth of the Month for May. …

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Club names Youth of the Month for April

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Youth of the Month nominees for April. The CLUB The CLUB’s Youth of the Month for April is Zaden. His favorite program at The CLUB is Gamers Club and science. He also loves seafood and in his spare time is writing a book. Cole Camp Site Fourth grader Peyton …

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Club receives garden grant

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri has big plans for the gardening season which will be made easier thanks to a grant from Kansas City Power & Light. Last summer the Club applied for a $3,000 micro-grant through KCP&L’s Energizing Our Environment program. The funds will be used to purchase supplies, plants and seedlings for the Club’s …

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Smithton Club member holds carnival for peers

Several months worth of work came to fruition Wednesday as Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri Smithton Site member Thomas Evans threw a carnival for his fellow Club members. The event was for Evans’ Eagle Scout project and despite the threat of rain, went off without a hitch. “Thomas came to me several months ago with this idea,” …

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Club raises nearly $14,000 at golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri held its annual Putting “Fore” The Kids golf tournament Monday, raising nearly $14,000 for Club operations. Abe Azan, Marcia Azan and Janis Clemens took first place in the tournament, which featured 19, three-man teams and two tee off times. “Putting ‘Fore’ The Kids was a great success and luckily the weather …

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Club members get a lesson in nature

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Cole Camp Site were able to get a lesson in how hard birds work to gather their food, thanks to a few special visitors last week. Several members of the Missouri Master Naturalists visited the site with activities to show the members how different birds eat. Club kids tried their hand …

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Club seeking golfers for tournament

The Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri will once again host its Putting “Fore” The Kids golf tournament, to be held May 9 at the Sedalia Country Club. “Last year was our first tournament at the Sedalia Country Club and it was a great success,” said Communications Coordinator Emily Jarrett. “We’re hoping to see a lot of golfers …

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Club to host Summer Program

Spring days may have just begun but the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri is thinking further ahead to the warm days of summer. Club staff are beginning the plan for the 2016 Summer Program, to be held June 6 to August 12 at Parkview Elementary. “We are excited to offer the Summer Program for the many families …

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Club names Youth of the Month for March

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Youth of the Month nominees for March. The CLUB Fifth grader Kristen is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month for March. Her favorite class in school is computers and her favorite Club program is LEGO League. Cole Camp Site Fourth grader James is the Cole Camp Site’s Elementary Youth …

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February Youth of the Month Winners

Congratulations to the Boys & Girls Clubs of West Central Missouri’s Youth of the Month nominees for February. The CLUB Levi is The CLUB’s Youth of the Month for February. He likes pizza, math, LEGO League and the color red. Cole Camp Site Third grader Alex is the Cole Camp Site’s Elementary Youth of the Month and fifth grader Emilee …

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