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2014-10-29 16:26:46

ROANOKE, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Atlantic Credit & Finance, a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG), an international specialty finance company, today announced that it helped raise $61,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia. For the ninth straight year, Atlantic sponsored the Skins Game Golf Tournament that was played at Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, VA. Over that time, ACF has raised a total of $585,000 for the local Clubs. "We...

2014-10-02 12:28:22

White Paper Summarizes Key Insights from STEM Great Think Roundtable Discussion and Outlines BGCA's Position on Progressing STEM Education in Clubs Nationwide ATLANTA, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) released a white paper today on how out-of-school time (OST) providers can inspire more youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Entitled "Advancing Underrepresented Youth in STEM During Out-of-School Time," the white paper...

2014-09-25 00:21:57

PHOENIX, Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Communications raised $400,000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) at a company-sponsored fundraiser in Phoenix last night. The event celebrated Cox Communications' decade of support of BGCA, the company's primary philanthropic partner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140925/148328 The contribution includes donations from employees and a company donation that will be used to fund Cox Technology Centers in local Clubs in...

2014-09-22 12:24:37

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United States Ryder Cup Captain Tom Watson, his three Vice Captains and the 12-member U.S. Team, have made a $2.75 million commitment to the 2014 Ryder Cup Outreach Program, which impacts designated charities and youth golf development programs across the country. Since 1999 - spanning seven Ryder Cups - the Outreach Program has contributed more than $20 million to over 160 designated charities. "To serve as both a Captain and player...

2014-09-10 16:20:36

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announces the first meeting of the National Military Leadership Council, which seeks to strengthen support for military youth and families, on Friday, Sept. 12 7-9:40 a.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The Council builds upon BGCA's long-standing partnership with the U.S. Armed Forces and commitment to military youth and their families, served by 480 BGCA-Affiliated Youth...

2014-09-09 08:27:43

Gigantic Field Day in Atlanta Gets Adults to Act Like Kids in Support of Youth In Need with Help from Olympian Gail Devers and NFL Hall-of-Famer Chris Doleman ATLANTA, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) kicked-off its Day for Kids season with a fun-filled field day in Atlanta, where corporate partners and community members were invited to act like kids to support youth in need. The event in Atlanta's historic Grant Park took place...

2014-08-28 12:33:22

Cast your vote at dependableleaders.com Aug. 25-Sept. 19 to help select America's winner BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- America gets a chance to vote for some of the most-dependable youth in the country as the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Maytag brand have announced the five finalists in the 2014 Maytag Dependable Leader Awards. The Dependable Leader Awards recognize Boys & Girls Club members who are committed to making a difference as dependable and...

2014-08-22 16:20:50

U.S. Army Garrison Wiesbaden teen awarded a $20,000 college scholarship ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) named Natalia Lynch the 2014 Military Youth of the Year in a reception held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington, Va. A member of Wiesbaden Youth Center in Wiesbaden, Germany, Natalia will receive a $20,000 scholarship and serve as BGCA's official youth advocate for military teens...

2014-08-22 12:25:16

ATLANTA, Aug. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced today that the Triple Play Mobile Tour reached its goal of "One Million Minutes in Motion," thanks to the participation of thousands of Club kids over the last six weeks. The Triple Play Mobile Tour kicked off in Los Angeles on July 7 and traveled around the country to more than 20 cities and 30 Boys & Girls Clubs, inspiring kids to stay active each day during out-of-school time. With...

2014-08-11 08:29:44

CVS/pharmacy will donate a portion of the proceeds from the sale of select Back to School products to Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Great Futures Campaign WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Caremark Corporation, today announced a cause marketing campaign to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America's Great Futures Campaign, a new initiative to raise awareness about the critical role of out-of-school time, and empower the next...


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