When Meg Hanley was growing up in Baltimore, she played basketball on her high school team. She loved the amount of coordinated teamwork that went into basketball, and still considers her teammates some her closest friends. After college, Meg moved to the Bay Area and started looking for ways to volunteer and foster a deeper connection to San Francisco. Fortunately, she found the perfect opportunity: coaching youth players in Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco’s Pee Wee basketball league. Meg now spends two days a week teaching our youngest members basketball skills and teamwork. She has become a familiar face at the Don Fisher Clubhouse.
“I keep coming back because it’s fun in both its challenges and rewards,” Meg said. “I’ve met GREAT kids (and adults, too!) and there’s no place I’d rather be on Friday night (game nights) during basketball season than the gym at Don Fisher Clubhouse!”
In addition to coaching Pee Wee basketball, Meg is also a member of BGCSF’s NextGen Leadership Council, a group of young professionals who support the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco. In partnership with her fellow Council members (over 60 members strong as of January 2018), Meg helps plan happy hours to raise funds for BGCSF programs and is a member of the Council’s volunteer subcommittee to strategize how to increase NextGen members’ volunteer impact.
“I joined NextGen in 2016 and have appreciated meeting similarly philanthropy-minded young people,” Meg said. “We enjoy talking about how we can maximize impact, creatively fundraise, and promote BGCSF’s mission throughout San Francisco – it’s geeky and enlightening!”
Thank you, Meg, for being an awesome basketball coach, engaged NextGen member, and active voice of support for youth in San Francisco. We’re so glad that BGCSF could connect your passions for basketball and giving back to your community. Keep up the amazing work!
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