Entries by Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale

Sign up for Winter Break!

The Barker Branch will begin registration on Monday, December 1, 2014. Parents can register their children for Week 1 (Dec 22-24) and/or Week 2 (Dec 29–Jan 2). Club hours are 7:30 am – 6 pm during Winter Break. The Club is closed Dec 25-26 for Christmas, and Jan 1 for New Year’s. Attendees will enjoy […]

Free Hot Meals Everyday

Did you know that Barker After-School Program attendees get a free hot meal everyday at 3:30 pm? The Club provides items such as pizza, chicken nuggets, and corn dogs, along with a side of fruit or vegetables through a partnership with the Scottsdale Unified School District. Our members line up every afternoon, eager for a […]

Flag Football Playoffs

The 2014 Youth Flag Football League regular season concluded on Tuesday, November 4th.  Teams are preparing for next week’s playoffs.  This season went on with great success.  Players from both divisions were playing at a high level early in the season.  This made for great competition and exciting games all season long.  Thanks to the […]

Book Buddies Program

The Kindergartners and 6th graders at the McKee Branch have been working and learning together in the Book Buddies program.  The group chose to read “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt.  After reading the book, they worked on activities and games together that related to the book.  The group chose to put on […]

Boys & Girls Club Kids Participate in Revolutionary New ‘Pen Pal’ Technology

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and Aha!101 recently launched a program where Club members in Scottsdale connect live with peers in China through a glorified ‘Pen Pal’ system. The Boys & Girls Club members, who are also English Language Learners (ELL) students, received a tablet, which will become their gateway to becoming fluent […]

Boys & Girls Clubs Emphasizes Concussion Awareness in Fall Football

A major health care concern has continued to grow since the 2010 reports about sports related concussions in current and former professional athletes – especially within the football community. That research led to an examination of youth-league football programs where it was found that other than a required sports physical, there were few processes or Best […]

Steve Schwanz Receives Coveted Jim Hill Award

Valley business leader Steve Schwanz was recently awarded the coveted Jim Hill Award by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale. The award, established in 1999 after the passing of former board president and member Jim Hill, is given to an individual who replicates Hill’s extraordinary qualities of dedication to the organization and the […]