Thirty club members representing grades 1st - 5th from all six elementary sites participated inthe the 8th Annual BGCDT Elementary Spelling Bee. The thirty finalists, first had to compete at their local club site to win the right to represent their grade and school at the Spelling Bee, held at the Dundee Township Park District Senior Center. Club members from Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale. Parkview, Perry,and Sunny Hill spelled words that included "environment", "inquisitive", and "giraffe".
The Barrington Area Community Foundation recently awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township in support of the Sunny Hill Elementary Club Unit. The funds will support the expansion of the program in Fall 2017.
The Awards Reception was held on Thursday, April 20th at the Garlands in Barrington. BGCDT CEO, Curt McReynolds, and VP of Programs, Amalia Woolf, accepted the award.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township signature event, the Tennies & Ties Gala, was recognized by the Illinois Area Council with the 2017 Outstanding Resource Development Award. The award was presented to BGCDT during the 2017 Illinois Area Council Reception in Bloomington, IL.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township held the signature fundraising event, The Tennies & Ties Gala, on Saturday, Nov. 5th (2016) at OTTO. The Gala hosted a record 420 guests, while raising over $294,000 for BGCDT.
The 5rd Annual BGCDT Gatorade – Track & Field Day event will be held on Tuesday, May 23rd (2:30pm – 6:00pm) at Carpentersville Middle School. An estimated 225 Club members from across the entire BGC organization, including each Elementary School: Golfview, Lakewood, Meadowdale, Parkview, Perry, and Sunny Hill Elementary School, will compete this year.
Congratulations to BGCDT Club Member Tony Guevarra, Jr. on being selected as the 2017 BGCDT Youth of the Year and the recipient of a $10,000 Scholarship from Sage Products. Tony was presented this award on Thursday, March 9th at the BGCDT Youth of the Year Reception in front of a large crowd of over 125 guests at the Holiday Inn – Elgin.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township and Centegra teamed up to partner on the launch of a pilot fitness program, called “Centegra Kids In Motion”. The program was designed for youth ages 7 – 13 and focuses on the empowering youth to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Heather Klaus, Wellness Manager at Centegra, spearheaded the program with several staff from Cenegra. The Centegra team incorporated yoga, group dance and nutrition activities throughout the program.
A very special thank you to Board Member – Vicki Frantz and her entire crew at Buffalo Wild Wings (KPW Management) for serving as our Title Sponsor for the 2017 BGCDT Youth Basketball League.
Over 100 Club members participated in the Youth Basketball League and partnered with the Dundee Township Park District during the past season. Buffalo Wild Wings celebrated the “BWW Sponsor Day” on Saturday, March 11th at the Rakow Center.
A huge thank you to the Windy City Bulls and Johnsonville Brats for extending 200 tickets to our Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township club members, staff and families on Saturday, Jan. 28th at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dundee Township welcomed Ezra Holland, CEO & Founder of the Holland Group, for a Staff Development & Training Seminar on Martin Luther King Day. Nearly 65 BGCDT employees participated in the Development Seminar that featured hands-on training and techniques in creative play, effective guidance, and discipline and leadership development.