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2012-08-09 06:28:28

Grant from AMD Foundation Provides Ongoing Support to 10 Boys & Girls Clubs, Plus New Support for Five More ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the third year in a row, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) have partnered nationally with AMD and the AMD Foundation to support technology for Club members. This year's support, in the amount of $261,000, includes several initiatives: Boys & Girls Club Day at AMD - AMD is hosting 13 Club youth ages 11-13 at its...

2012-07-18 02:23:04

CHICAGO, July 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Thanks to significant support from AT&T and Taco Bell Foundation for Teens' Graduate to Go initiative, Dreaming Tree Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) are giving more than 200 youth a unique experience to create a feature film this summer that will benefit BGCA's youth education efforts. The feature film called "The Stream" - a coming-of-age family comedy set in 1981 - began filming July 16th in Philadelphia, PA with some 200...

2012-07-09 18:20:41

KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Some of baseball's premier power hitters stepped to the plate tonight to support State Farm and Major League Baseball's® (MLB) effort to go to bat for charity, raising $615,000 during the 2012 State Farm Home Run Derby at Kauffman Stadium. Capping off a night of tape-measure long balls, Prince Fielder of the Detroit Tigers knocked-off Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Championship Round to join the elite class of two-time Home...

2012-07-09 10:22:44

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- State Farm and Major League Baseball® (MLB), with the help of eight All-Star sluggers, will knock one out of the park for local Kansas City chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) at the State Farm Home Run Derby on Monday, July 9 at Kauffman Stadium. The Derby pairs returning champion and American League captain Robinson Cano, National League captain Matt Kemp and their teams of home run hitters with eight local youths for a...

2012-06-28 02:22:46

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced the launch of "The Lorax Pledge Drive," based on Universal Pictures' Dr. Seuss' The Lorax movie, to engage Club members in helping their friends, families and communities save energy, money, and make a difference for the environment. "The Lorax Pledge Drive" is part of BGCA's participation in EPA's Team ENERGY STAR®( )initiative to educate American youth about the benefits of...

2012-06-19 10:20:18

ATLANTA, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over 4 million kids across the United States were challenged by Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Jeep® brand to answer the question, "What would you do in this big world if you could do anything you wanted?" The "Dream Adventure" Contest, a partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the Jeep brand, awards thrill-seeking youth with an adventure-filled "dream" for their Club. "Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes in...

2012-06-07 02:25:15

700 Plus Youth Participating in Civics Education in Washington, DC, June 24-27 ATLANTA, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- According to the latest statistics, only 22 percent of young people has a working knowledge of civics, but Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and the Close Up Foundation are tackling this problem head-on. More than 700 military connected youth and their mentors will convene in Washington the week of June 24-27 to take a deep dive into all things civic....

2012-06-05 06:33:17

ATLANTA, June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In many ways, today's youth are more knowledgeable and savvy than adults when it comes to the Internet and technology. Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and Sprint (NYSE:S) have launched an interactive campaign aimed to raise cyber safety awareness among parents and guardians. With 95 percent of all teens online and 80 percent users of social media sites, it is more important than ever to understand the potential risks that come along...

2012-04-30 06:23:37

Inaugural Restaurant Community Grants program highlights Darden's ongoing support of postsecondary education initiatives ATLANTA, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the inaugural Darden Restaurant Community Grant program, over 200 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country have been selected to receive local grants totaling $465,000 from the Darden Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants Inc. The Restaurant Community Grant program is a local grants...

2012-04-27 06:20:10

ATLANTA, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Every child has dreams growing up. Perhaps it's blasting off in a rocket ship to the moon or finding out what's at the end of the rainbow. Or, perhaps it's driving down the Rubicon Trail in a Jeep® Wrangler with the top open and the doors off. Dreams and fantastic adventures enable a child's imagination and creativity to flourish and inspire young people at both an emotional and intellectual level. To encourage youth to explore their dreams, the...