Press Room Archives
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Hosts Board Luncheon
November 5, 2009
On November 5, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco hosted its annual Board Luncheon at Farallon Restaurant in the Beluga Room, on the 4th Floor of 450 Post Street. Many great awards were given out for recognition and years of service, as well as to thank departing board members for their contributions. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco sincerely thanks all our board members and volunteers for their continued support and dedication over the years.
BGCSF Hosts 5th Annual Halloween Monster Bash
October 22, 2009
On Thursday, October 22, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Columbia Park Clubhouse hosted its annual Monster Bash, a fun-filled evening of Halloween inspired activities. Members from all nine Clubs were led by adult volunteers from San Francisco Security Traders Association through 12 activities including: scary story writing, costume dress up, and a mad science corner. The event was also part of the Club’s Healthy Halloween – only nutritious snacks were provided (no candy) in an effort to promote healthy eating habits.
BGCSF greatly thanks San Francisco’s Security Traders Association for supporting our city’s youth.
The Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point Grand Opening
October 17, 2009
On Saturday, October 17, 2009 Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco hosted The Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point Grand Opening at the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club. The event featured Club and Garden tours, as well as a brief program that included speeches from Alice Waters, founder of The Edible Schoolyard program and Chez Panisse Foundation in Berkely; Dr. Burke, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director of the CPMC Bayview Child Health Center; BGCSF President Rob Connolly; Willie Mays Boys & Girls Clubhouse Director James Holley, and two Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club members.
BGCSF raised over $60,000 that will go towards supporting The Edible Schoolyard and increasing healthy food access in Hunters Point.
Master Gardner Sponsor
Ernst & Young, LLP
Anonymous; Dana & Bob Emery; Lycia & Rocky Fried; Leigh & Bill Matthes; Marie & Bill McGlashan; Stephanie & Bill Mellin; Eva & Bill Price; TomKat Foundation
Jill Cowan & Stephen Davis
Durell Vineyards; Frank Fennema Photography; Il Fornaio; moregreenmoms; Tartine; Three Sticks; Whole Foods Market
**Donor Bricks for the Edible Schoolyard at Hunters Point Are Still Available**
Donor bricks around the concrete planters in our garden will make a lasting statement of your commitment to helping our Club members learn to grow and cook healthy fruits and vegetables. Make a gift of $500 to have your message engraved on a 4-inch by 8-inch brick. Each brick can accommodate two lines of copy, with a maximum of fourteen characters per line. The bricks will be ordered in early 2010. For more information, please contact Julie Rickert at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 445-5480.
BGCSF Hosts Second Annual Board Alumni Lunch
October 14, 2009
BGCSF hosted its second Annual Board Alumni Lunch on October 14, 2009 at Kuleto’s Italian Restaurant. This was an opportunity for Board Alumni, current Board members and BGCSF employees to chat with old friends, as well as hear a brief update on upcoming events and major projects. Attendees also honored Alumni who have had a great impact on our organization’s progress over the decades of their involvement: Les Andersen, Marty Bohlen and Leroy Sims.
If you would like to be a part of the 2010 Board Alumni Lunch next October, please contact Sheila Steinberg at email@example.com or (415) 445-5418.
Remembering Don Fisher and the Legacy he left with BGCSF
September 27, 2009
Mr. Fisher has been remembered in many, many ways, most often, for being the co-founder of the Gap and a major art collector. But at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco, we prefer to remember Mr. Fisher as a man who despite being a giant in the philanthropic community, chose to serve for 46 years on the Board of a local organization working in the toughest communities of his native city – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. I think this fact explains Mr. Fisher as well or better than any other. As he tells it, this was the first Board he ever joined and he decided to stick with it. As I’ve said often, Mr. Fisher donated money to solve issues not to feel good about himself. He saw our work as vital to the life of this city and he appreciated our results.
Mr. Fisher didn’t just put his name on the letterhead for BGCSF, he was actively involved. In the past year, because of failing health, he followed the Club through email correspondence and the President’s Update. He was extremely proud of the three National Program Excellence Awards the Club won this year. He loved the fact that the organization opened a Boys & Girls Club in Hunters Point and was proud that his and Mrs. Fisher’s capital campaign contribution was helping the Hunters Point community. He was excited by our capital campaign and the strength of our Board, especially the “next generation” of philanthropic leaders as he saw it. He was hopeful that what he had helped to build in the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s was in good hands.
We will miss Don Fisher tremendously.
BGCSF Accepts Grant for Summer Food Program
August 27, 2009
On Thursday, August 27, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco attended a press conference at the SF 49ers Facility in Santa Clara and accepted an $8,000 grant that provided healthy, freshly prepared nutritious lunches and snacks to over 400 of our San Francisco youth this summer. Thanks to 49ers cornerback and return specialist Allen Rossum, the Professional Athletes Council (PAC) and Revolution Foods to collectively bringing more healthy opportunities to our youth.
Along with the healthy meals all summer, as part of the donation and through the partnership with PAC and the 49ers, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco will have the funding to implement a program called “Instant Recess,” putting recess back into the daily schedule in the Fall.
Kresge Foundation Sets $800,000 Challenge Grant for BGCSF
August 25, 2009
We are happy to announce that Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco received an $800,000 challenge grant from the Kresge Foundation to help drive support for our new Mission Clubhouse. At this time, any gift made toward the Mission Clubhouse will be matched by the Kresge Foundation dollar for dollar through April 2010. Construction recently started on the Mission Clubhouse but funds must still be raised to complete the project. Please join us in meeting this challenge and double the impact of your gift. Donate Now!
The Kresge Foundation is a private foundation founded by Sebastian S. Kresge that supports communities across the country by building the capacity of nonprofit organizations in six fields: health, the environment, arts and culture, education, human services and community development. The Foundation’s primary grant making tool is its Challenge Grant Program, designed to assist nonprofit organizations as they work to strengthen leadership and financial support through challenge grants for capital projects. More at http://www.kresge.org/.
Morgan Stanley Gives Back to BGCSF
August 12, 2009
Our Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point ended their quarter with a wonderful carnival of games run by Morgan Stanley volunteers. Morgan Stanley recently introduced our youth to healthy meal choices through a generous grant called Million Meal Summer. We are not only thankful for their generosity but also for their time and energy spent with our kids. Thank you for caring about the well-being of our city’s youth and for making the end of summer memorable for our Willie Mays Clubhouse kids with fun and games.
36th Annual BGCSF Golf Tournament
August 10, 2009
On August 10, 2009 BGCSF held its 36th Annual Golf Tournament at the prestigious Olympic Club. Participants had the opportunity to test their skills on either the Lake or Ocean courses while sharing time with friends and colleagues. The tournament featured a longest drive competition, a putting contest, cocktail reception, silent auction and awards dinner. With great appreciation, BGCSF raised $228,000 that will go to BGCSF programming and to providing a safe and positive place for the kids who need us most.
BGCSF is incredibly grateful to all the sponsors and participants who contribute year after year to the success of the tournament. A special thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, U.S. Bank.
To join next year’s Golf Committee and for information on sponsorship opportunities for 2010, please contact Sheila Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-445-5418.
Radio Shack Helps Bridge East and West Coast Together
August 6, 2009
Members from Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Clubhouse and New York Boys & Girls connected through a live feed on a giant oversized laptop screen set up at Justin Herman Plaza. The “Netogether” event was hosted by Radio Shack as a way to show how technology can keep people together. Youth from both Boys & Girls Clubs helped celebrate the 118th anniversary of the San Francisco Chapter and the 125th anniversary of the New York Chapter. Kids sang happy birthday to one another and engaged in SF/NY trivia games!
BGCSF greatly thanks Radio Shack for supporting our city’s youth.
Pricewaterhouse Coopers Engages with BGCSF
June 6, 2009
BGCSF welcomed three sizable volunteer groups from Pricewaterhouse Coopers this summer as part of their fourth annual “Summer of Community Service!” PwC employees engaged with our Club members through a variety of activities including: a “Summer Launch Carnival” to kick off the summer with excitement at our Columbia Park Clubhouse in the Mission District, a Science experiment known as “Float Your Boat” using both Arts & Crafts and teambuilding skills at our Ernest Ingold Clubhouse in the Upper Haight, and last but not least, an exciting fun-filled “Literacy Fair” encouraging kids to explore language learning through games and crafts at our Sunnydale Clubhouse. Check out photos of these great events!
Willie Mays Volunteer Planting Day
June 6, 2009
On Saturday, June 6, over 40 volunteers laid down the ground work for our Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Willie Mays Edible Schoolyard Garden. The garden will help create and sustain an organic garden and landscape that is wholly integrated into the Clubhouse programs, including the daily snack and summer lunch program. Our Edible Schoolyard Garden involves Club members (ages six to 18) in all aspects of tending the garden along with preparing, serving and eating the food as a means of awakening their senses and encouraging awareness and appreciation of the transformative values of nourishment, community and stewardship of the land.
We thank everyone who came out to help us prepare our garden space so that our kids will have a safe and beautiful space to learn and grow all while cultivating new skills! The care and preparation you provided will inspire our kids as we launch the Edible Schoolyard Garden program this summer.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera Urges Community to Support San Francisco Youth this Summer
June 6, 2009
Knowing that nonprofits have to cut back significantly, City Attorney Dennis Herrera is encouraging San Franciscans to step up and support children in need this summer. On Saturday, June 6th during the launch of his re-election campaign he’ll also kick off an effort to garner support for young people through small-dollar donations and low-cost supplies to local nonprofits like Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. The donation drive, which runs through July 15, will support programs at local sites serving school age youth. Gifts that come to Boys & Girls Clubs will support all nine city Clubhouses and at Camp Mendocino. Needed supplies include sporting equipment (such as basketballs, baseball mitts, and swim goggles), art supplies (watercolors, paint brushes, art pencils, etc), camp supplies (frisbees, sunscreen, toothpaste, etc), and educational materials (such as writing pads, binders, and notebooks). For a full list, click here.
Donations may be dropped off at your nearest Clubhouse. Click here to find out what Clubhouse is nearest you. If you’re interested in donating online, please click here. To donate by mail, please make your check payable to:
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco
55 Hawthorne Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94105
We’re excited that the City Attorney is encouraging the entire city to rally behind its children this summer.
BGCSF Wins Three out of Seven National First-Place Program Excellence awards
May 15, 2009
On Friday, May 15, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco was awarded three out of seven first-place awards for Program Excellence — the most prestigious awards in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) movement! Between 200 and 300 Clubs across the country apply in each of the seven categories, so we’re especially proud to have taken home three awards — an achievement that we believe is unprecedented for a local Club! Awards were presented in front of nearly 3,000 Club board and staff leaders from around the country during the final dinner of the National BGCA Conference in Atlanta.
- 1st Place for “Education and Career Development”
- Ernest Ingold Clubhouse, Girl Tech Program — educates and empowers girls through the use of technology.
- Congratulations to our staff lead, Marisa Aragona!
- 1st Place for “Character and Leadership Development”
- Excelsior Clubhouse, 4Hs (Heart, Head, Hands, and Health) – teaches life skills and helps build character for 12-18 year old youth who are currently involved in the juvenile justice system.
- Congratulations to our staff lead, Imelda Acosta!
- 1st Place for “Sports, Fitness and Recreation”
- Willie Mays Clubhouse, Junior Giants — a co-ed baseball program that instills strong values and character on and off the field.
- Congratulations to our staff lead, Jake Babick!
Congratulations again to our winning Clubhouses and our program staff and thank you for building on our legacy of excellence.
BGCSF Launches New Website
May 15, 2009
This May, BGCSF rolled out a newly-designed web site (http://www.kidsclub.org/) to give our entire community a more interactive, informative and user-friendly experience. The new site is also part of our overall branding campaign The future starts here to raise organizational awareness and support. Check out some of the following NEW features and please check back often!
- Explore our new Alumni page and re-connect to BGCSF
- Looking for detailed information on one of our nine Clubhouses? Click here to see a map and a full Clubhouse listing.
- Get plugged in! Sign up to receive regular e-updates
- Check out our improved and easy-to-use online giving form
- Join us on Facebook and help us build viral support. Just click on the icon on the bottom right of our homepage.
- Recently attended an event and want to see some pictures? Click here to check out our photo gallery.
Special thanks to our designers, Iron Creative, and our developers, Clock Four, Inc. They went above and beyond their scope of work, generously donating countless pro-bono hours to make this site a success!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s 2009 Annual Fundraiser
April 29, 2009 at Bimbo’s 365 Club
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) hosted its Annual Fundraiser, themed “The Future Starts Here,” at Bimbo’s 365 on Wednesday, April 29, 2009. The event was a huge success, raising more $555,000 and attracting 400 attendees. The event honored Board Member Bob Emery for his outstanding commitment to the city’s young people. Deeply involved with BGCSF for 12 years, Emery has served as Board Chair and currently serves as co-chair of the Brighter Futures Capital Campaign. Other stars of the evening included youth Club members, who emceed and shared stories of how the Club has impacted their lives.
Special thanks to our Event Chairs, Ann-Ferrell Millham and Carol Bonnie. And thanks to our corporate sponsors: Carmel Partners; Deloitte & Touche LLP; Dodge & Cox; Guittard Chocolate Company; LBA Realty; Legend Merchant Group; Nibbi Brothers General Contractors; Pircher, Nichols & Meeks; RMW Architecture & Interiors; San Francisco Giants; Swinerton, Inc.; The CAC Group; Tom Elliot Fisch; United Airlines.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Charles Schwab & Co. Youth of the Year Luncheon
January 29, 2009 at the Westin St. Francis, Union Square
On Thursday, January 29, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco (BGCSF) named Diamond Davis, a member of the Excelsior Clubhouse, as its 2009 Charles Schwab & Co. Youth of the Year. The announcement was made during the organization’s first Charles Schwab & Co. Youth of the Year Luncheon held at the St. Francis Hotel. Davis was selected from among six Youth of the Year finalists each representing their respective Clubhouses. The event celebrated the remarkable achievements of all of the finalists — each of whom were recognized for their accomplishments, leadership skills, motivation, moral character, and service to Clubhouse and community. The luncheon was a hit with our 200 guests, including the finalists and their families; BGCSF staff, board members, and donors; as well as other members of the business community. Special thanks to Event Chair Heather Rodriguez and to our sponsors: Charles Schwab & Co., The Elfenworks Foundation, Bob and Dana Emery, and Nibbi Brothers General Contractors!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Celebrates the Holiday Season
The joy and cheer of the holiday season spread throughout our Clubs this December!
As part of our toy drive, BGCSF distributed over TK gifts to members attending holiday parties at our nine Clubhouses. Special thanks go to the Friends group (link to Friends page) for their hard work in raising funds for the drive, to all of the individuals who participated, and to the many organizations that made large donations of toys. They include the Daughters of Norway, Monster, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers, Old Navy, and TIAA-CREF.
As an extra special holiday treat, members from all nine of our Clubhouses enthusiastically attended the highly-anticipated annual “We Care” event — an arts and crafts extravaganza. They had the chance to design unique handmade gifts for family and friends with the help of some of the top creative forces in San Francisco. We are greatly appreciative to Geiger and Herman Miller, Inc. for hosting this remarkable event year after year!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Members Skate and Bowl on Ice
November 20, 2008 at Union Square Ice Rink
This holiday season, the Safeway Holiday Ice Rink made its debut in Union Square and BGCSF was the official charity partner. In addition to the prominent display of BGCSF’s name around the rink, all skaters had a chance to make a donation to the organization at the ticket window. Plus, on November 20, over 150 of our members citywide had the opportunity to skate, bowl (on ice!), and enjoy snacks and hot chocolate at the rink. A ton of fun and enjoyment was had by all! BGCSF would like to thank Willy Beitak Productions, managers of the rink, for choosing BGCSF as its charity partner and for creating a memorable experience for our youth.
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Hosts Board Luncheon
November 20, 2008 at Farallon Restaurant
On November 20, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco hosted its annual Board Luncheon at Farallon Restaurant in the Beluga Room, on the 4th Floor of 450 Post Street. Several great awards were given out for recognition and years of service, as well as to thank departing board members for their contributions. Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco sincerely thanks all our board members and volunteers for their continued support and dedication over the years.
Outstanding BGCSF Teen Wins $1,000 Scholarship
November 18, 2008
On November 18, Wells Fargo donated $100,000 to selected San Francisco public schools, non-profits and education programs at their Annual Educators Breakfast. Among the recipients was Diamond Davis, member of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Excelsior Clubhouse. She was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship for her excellence in academics and her service to BGCSF and the community. Thank you, Wells Fargo and congratulations Diamond!
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco Launches New Ad Campaign
This November, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco officially launched its new ad and branding campaign, including its new tagline: The future starts here. Advertisements are now appearing throughout San Francisco, including on buses and in national and local publications. One of our proudest achievements is that the campaign was conceived and executed almost entirely by a team of deeply-committed volunteers. Special thanks go to BGCSF’s Marketing Committee and to our lead partner in the campaign, Charles Schwab & Co.’s Creative Services division. We are grateful for the critical role Schwab’s volunteer team — including copy writers, designers, account managers, and strategists — has played in raising the profile of BGCSF throughout the city!
Mission Clubhouse Groundbreaking Ceremony
November 10, 2008 at 901 Alabama
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco officially kicked off the renovation of its 80-year-old Mission Clubhouse at a historic groundbreaking ceremony. Located on the east side of the Mission, the new state-of-the-art, 18,000 square-foot Clubhouse will serve as a safe and positive place for Mission District youth. Signature programs will include strong education programs, health and fitness, teen services, including violence and gang prevention, and the award-winning arts and crafts programs the Club has been known for historically. The new design will feature a learning center, multi-media room, art studio, teen center, games room, teaching kitchen, gymnasium, and a multi-purpose room that can be used for dance and Clubhouse gatherings. BGCSF would especially like to acknowledge The Rotary Club of San Francisco which helped raised the original money for the Club in 1928 for honoring their past and ours by raising dollars to help rebuild the Club. The Club is scheduled to open in 2010; in the meantime, we will continue to operate out of our temporary location at Bryant Elementary.
November 9, 2008 in San Francisco
On November 9, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco participated in the Rotary Club’s Centennial Parade. Not only did the Rotary Club (link to community partners pages) raise the money to open our Mission Clubhouse in 1928, but they have also committed to raising $700K for the Club’s renovation as part of their Centennial Celebration. Approximately 115 BGCSF Club members, staff and parents attended the parade to show their support. The parade started at Second and Market Streets and ended at the San Francisco Civic Center. Club members marched with individual Club banners and waved Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco flags. Later that evening, members of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco attended Rotary’s Centennial Gala Dinner where BGCSF President Rob Connolly accepted a check for $600,000 towards the renovation of the Mission Clubhouse.
BGCSF Hosts 4th Annual Halloween Monster Bash
October 23, 2008
BGCSF Hosts First Annual Board Alumni Lunch
October 15, 2008 at the Carnelian Room
Dr. John Callander, Lynda Hutton, and Jack Bickel, assisted President Rob Connolly with welcoming 21 current and former board members for the First Annual Board Alumni Lunch at the Carnelian Room on Wednesday, October 15. This was an opportunity to catch up with old friends, as well as hear a brief update on current BGCSF activities. Attendees also honored those in the room who have had a great impact on our organization’s progress over the decades of their involvement.
We hope to grow this event every year, and we welcome all alumni of our board of governors and past trustees to join us. If you would like to be a part of the 2009 Board Alumni Lunch next October, please contact Sheila Steinberg at email@example.com or (415) 445-5418.
BGCSF Hosts 35th Annual Golf Tournament
August 11, 2008
On August 11, 2008 BGCSF held its 35th Annual Golf Tournament at the prestigious Olympic Club, where participants had the opportunity to test out their skills on The Lake Course and Ocean Course. The tournament also featured a longest drive competition, a putting contest, and dinner. With great appreciation, BGCSF raised close to $220,000 that will go to BGCSF programming and to providing a safe and positive place for the kids who need us most.
BGCSF is incredibly grateful to all the sponsors and participants who contribute year after year to the success of the tournament. A special thanks to all of this year’s sponsors, especially our Platinum Sponsor, Charles Schwab Foundation.
To join next year’s Golf Committee and for information on sponsorship opportunities for 2009, please contact Sheila Steinberg at firstname.lastname@example.org or 415-445-5418.
Introducing the 2008 Charles Schwab Foundation Scholarship Recipients
October 14, 2008 at the Tenderloin Clubhouse
Angela Au and Alex Tran, members of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Tenderloin Clubhouse, have each been awarded a $2,000 college scholarship from the Charles Schwab Foundation. Both were selected because they successfully completed the “Money Matters: Make it Count” program and have incorporated what they’ve learned into their daily lives. They received their scholarships during a check presentation held on Tuesday, October 14, at the Tenderloin Clubhouse.
Willie Mays Tribute Wall Dedication
September 24, 2008 at AT&T Park
On Wednesday, September 24, a new Tribute Wall was dedicated at the Willie Mays entrance at AT&T Park. The wall celebrates Willie Mays, the Giants, and Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. It features a photo of the Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point and the names of donors who supported the Giants’ campaign. The unveiling ceremony included remarks by BGCSF President Rob Connolly, Willie Mays, and Larry Baer, COO of the Giants/BGCSF board member. Members of the Willie Mays Clubhouse also helped Mr. Mays present Gold Gloves to the highest level donors during an on-field home plate ceremony just before the Giants vs. Rockies game. Check out the wall next time you are at the ballpark!
Excelsior Clubhouse Gets New Learning Center
July 29, 2008 at the Excelsior Clubhouse
Thanks to the support of the WNBA and a few of its sponsors (Goldman Sachs, Lenovo, and Toyota), the Excelsior Clubhouse’s Learning Center was renovated into a beautiful place to learn and grow.
On July 29, 2008, several current WNBA players, WNBA Legend and Olympian Jennifer Azzi, WNBA President Donna Orender, and Nate Thurmond of the Warriors joined nearly 50 BGCSF members for a ribbon-cutting and unveiling ceremony. The players also teamed up with the kids to explore the new space, read books and try out the new computers.
The new Learning Center received a wall-mounted flat screen TV; a bright new paint job; new computers; new area rug, window treatments and other decor; plus, new furniture. The renovation was part of the season-long Toyota Rebound Project, a community initiative jointly established by Toyota and the NBA.
BGCSF truly thanks the WNBA and its sponsors for making a difference at our Excelsior Clubhouse and for giving our members a fantastic new space for education programming!
Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club Grand Opening
June 16, 2008 at Hunters Point
In a grand opening event featuring Mayor Gavin Newsom, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, and San Francisco Giants’ Great Willie Mays, BGCSF officially opened the doors of its state-of-the-art Willie Mays Boys & Girls Club at Hunters Point on Monday, June 16. The $5.1 million facility features an organic garden and teaching kitchen; an art studio; a teen center; a games room; a community room; a full-size gymnasium; an internal courtyard; a play yard, and a SFPD Community Policing office.
The Clubhouse was formed in a partnership between the City of San Francisco and BGCSF. Mayor Newsom and City Attorney Herrera originally approached BGCSF with the idea to open a Club in Hunters Point in 2004, in response to escalating violence in the neighborhood.
Boys Night Out & Girls Day
April 11 and 12, 2008 at Columbia Park Clubhouse
The Columbia Park Clubhouse played host to our annual signature events, Boys Night Out and Girls Day, on April 11 and 12, respectively. The events paired over 200 boys and girls with a “big buddy” for lighthearted competition, games, food and prizes. Attendees participated in a putting challenge, free throw contest, a pinball contest, pictionary, and much more. To get involved, please contact Erica Perez at (415) 445-5482 or mailto:email@example.com
Bright Futures Start With Strong Foundations
March 19, 2008 at Columbia Park Clubhouse
Thank you to all those who joined us at our largest annual fundraising event! Held at our Columbia Park Clubhouse, the event raised $520,000, and attracted a crowd of over 300. The event served as the public launch of the organization’s capital campaign the largest fundraising effort in BGCSF’s 117-year history. Themed “Bright Futures Start With Strong Foundations,” the evening celebrated the organization’s rich history in San Francisco and the bright futures of its members. It included program showcases and speeches by Citywide Youth of the Year Patrice Bryant and Tenderloin Clubhouse Youth of the Year Yaroslav Malev. The evening also commemorated the 100th anniversary of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco in the Mission District.
Special thanks to our event co-chairs Lycia Fried and Ann-Ferrell Millham. Their tremendous work made the evening a success!