Ask Jamar Giddings to pin down his favorite memory from a childhood spent with the Boys & Girls Club and he’ll tell you it was scatterball.
The game, a form of dodgeball, helped nurture an athletic ability and competitiveness that would eventually lead him out of an impoverished area of Lawton and ultimately back into the fold of the organization that shaped his life.
Giddings and his older brother grew up in the foster care system. They never knew their father and their mother left when Jamar was 5.
Company donates backpacks, school supplies and money skills books to kids from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan to start the school year
DETROIT, August 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In honor of Back to School season, Ally Financial distributed backpacks and school supplies to 600 Detroit-area students at Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan's annual "Be Fit for School" event, and stocked the Detroit Club's library with 50 books on financial literacy topics and money skills. Ally is also sponsoring the new Backpack Café program, which will allow Boys & Girls Clubs' kids dealing with food-insecurity to take a backpack full of healthy food home with them each weekend.
In 2015, Comcast and NBC Sports Champions, the pro-social initiative of NBC Sports Group, teamed up to provide more than 150 young people from 15 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country with behind-the-scenes technology experiences at America’s biggest sporting events.
Our hope was to ignite Club kids’ passion for technology and innovation by exposing them to a different side of the sports they love – and get them thinking about new potential career paths, like becoming an engineer, a camera operator, or a digital artist.
Programs include community gardens, fitness equipment, healthy foods and nutrition education programs / Funded by a $74,000 donation by UnitedHealthcare
SEATTLE, October 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ – More than 4,200 kids at six Boys & Girls Clubs in King County (BGCKC) will now have access to new and enhanced health and fitness programs.
UnitedHealthcare is providing $74,000 to support creation and expansion of community gardens, nutrition-education programming, and the purchase of new fitness supplies and equipment, and about 60,000 hot and healthy meals for club members over the next year. Funding from UnitedHealthcare was generated through its participation in CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.
4 Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Receive New Athletic Gear, Sports Equipment and Curriculum to Enhance the Quality of Its Youth Programs
December 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CareWell Urgent Care is providing funding in support of two signature Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation programs aimed at positively impacting youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, encouraging them to develop active and healthy lifestyles.