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2nd Annual Toys-4-Teeth Project

 

Thank you to Dr. Tim Stirneman and his entire staff at All Smiles Dental for providing some amazing holiday magic for our Boys & Girls Club members at Meadowdale Elementary School.  On Friday, Dec. 18th, Dr. Stirneman surprised our Club members, dressing as elves and Santa, to pass out over 130 gifts to each of our Club members at Meadowdale Elementary.

K40 Electronics surprises BGCDT with $50,000 donation!

 

Peggy Finley, K40 Electronics President, and her entire staff presented the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Leadership Team with an early holiday gift…in the form of a $50,000 donation

The $50,000 donation was presented to Curt McReynolds (BGCDT President & CEO), Mike Berger (VP of Operations) and Amalia Woolf (VP of Program Services) on Wednesday, Dec. 9th at K40 Electronics. 

2015 Operation Warm – Carpentersville Rotary Club

 
A huge “thank you” to our friends at the Carpentersville Rotary Club for providing over 300 brand new winter coats and gloves to our Club members through the 6th Annual Operation Warm project.
 
The Carpentersville Rotarians’ visited each BGCDT Elementary Club Unit on Tuesday, Dec. 1st to hand-deliver the new winter coats to appreciative Club members.
 
Thank you to the Carpentersville Rotary Club for six years of this incredible partnership!

Mad Hatter’s Ball

 

On Saturday, Nov. 14th a record 360 guests poured into the historic OTTO warehouse for the 2015 Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township’s “Mad Hatter’s Ball”.

Friends, investors, sponsors and supporters were treated to an elegant evening that included delicious food, exciting Live Auction and Silent Auction items and the entertainment of Dueling Piano’s (Felix & Fingers) and a Live Band (Stereo Heart) to close the night!

Buffalo Wild Wings ALL-STAR Celebration Event

 

A very special thank you to Board Member – Vicki Frantz and her entire crew at Buffalo Wild Wings (KPW Management) for hosting the BWW ALL STAR Celebration Event at our Lakewood Club Unit on Thursday, Nov. 19th!

Over 135 Club members were treated to boneless wings, potato wedges, chips & salsa and more!  Each Club member received a brand new Buffalo Wild Wings ALL STAR t-shirt and a surprise visit from “Blazin” Bill…the official mascot of BWW.

Thank you for the wonderful partnership, Vicki Frantz and our friends at Buffalo Wild Wings!

BGCDT Teens Club Members Selected for STEM Project with PepsiCo

 

Thank you to our amazing partners at PepsiCo (Barrington) for opening their facility to our Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township Teen Club Members on Oct. 21st during the STEMconnector Career Accelerator Week.  BGCDT Teen Club members were able to experience hands-on science, technology, engineering and math concepts…all while making Gatorade products and Chewy granola bars.

Staff Spotlight: Carlos "CJ" Solarte

 
Carlos "CJ" Solarte
Music Director
 
Short bio:  I am a 30 year old kid. The first house I lived in was 1915 Bristol Circle. I always considered this community as home and a very special place. Many decades ago, I went to pre-school and learned my abc's in the building that is now our teen center. I am the Boys & Girls Club music director and our group is called "Blue Voices". 
Some of my music accomplishments include:

BGCDT Torch Club Members Volunteer with Dundee Township Rotary Club

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township members (7th & 8th grade) from Carpentersville Middle School participated in the 16th Annual “Treats…No Tricks” Halloween Event with the Dundee Township  Rotary Club.  The event was held on Sunday, October 25 at the Dundee Township Park District Senior Center.

BGCDT Club Members, along with CMS Unit Director – Anna Montgomery, dressed as Club “Super Heroes”, handing out candy to special needs children and their families.

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