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For Immediate Release
Newburgh, New York Wednesday, Apr 8th

Newburgh Club to Honor its Members

-By Barbara Bedell
Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh will benefit from the first “Stand By Me Gala,” a fundraising event April 18 at the Newburgh Armory.

Although details are still in the works, it is an event, sponsored in part by Orange County Trust, that will celebrate the nonprofit’s female members while honoring the “positive males who have pledged to stand by them through their actions, encouragement and continued support.”Part of the club’s mission is to provide the members with ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals, said program director DareShanie D’Arpino. “We wish to be inclusive of all types of role models,” she said. “Our intention is to recognize the grandfathers, uncles, older brothers, and teachers who contribute to the well-being of our female members each and every day. We want to make sure their efforts and dedication is acknowledged.”

The community is invited to be part of the event by providing scholarships that begin at $20, for girls who cannot afford to attend the gala. For information, contact Jasmine Nixon, director of special projects, at 561-4936, ext. 205, or visit The club is located at 285 Liberty St. in Newburgh.

For Immediate Release
Newburgh, New York Monday, Jan 5th

Payless Gives Shoes 4 Kids

[Newburgh, NY, January 2015] — The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh is pleased to announce that we have been selected for a third year as an official partner of Payless Gives™ Shoes 4 Kids, an annual giving program from Payless ShoeSource. We are a mong 800 charitable agencies representing all 50 states in the United States, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and 11 Latin American countries. The Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh distributed merchandise certificates to The Afterschool Project (TAP) students this past month

 TAP is a comprehensive education initiative designed to provide students in grades K-12 with the academic
, social and vocational skills they need to successfully graduate college and join the profession of their choice. TAP provides intensive instruction in all academic disciplines, including science and technology, math, and English language arts. Arts and culture, athletics and recreation round out the activities. The program operates Monday to Friday from 2pm-6pm, the hours when young people, if unsupervised, are most likely to engage in harmful, negative activities. 
This is the sixth year of the Payless Gives™ Shoes 4 Kids program. Although studies show that properly fitting shoes are important for children’s health and development, a striking number of children don’t own a pair of shoes that fit. We are working to remedy that here in New York. 
By helping families who struggle to provide their children with basic e
ssentials on a daily basis, the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh, in partnering with the Payless Gives™ Shoes 4 Kids program, hopes to relieve some of the stress parents feel during the school year and bring joy to as many children as possible.  
For more information about the ways in which the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh is helping our community, please visit our website at or call (845) 561-4936  

For Immediate Release
Newburgh, New York Monday, Nov 17th

Bon Ton Give the Gift of a Great Future

This holiday Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Bon Ton are proud to partner with The Bon-Ton Stores (Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s,
Herberger’s and Younkers) and Club alum Mario Lopez as part of our Give the Gift of a Great Future campaign. Bon-Ton shoppers  can purchase a teddy bear or make  a donation at any Bon-Ton store and online. The adorable, plush teddy bears are dressed up in holiday scarves  and retail for $7.00.  Your purchase generates a minimum  donation of $2.75 to Boys & Girls Clubs. Beginning November 17th, in-store and online,  customers can donate $3.00 in exchange for a coupon worth $15 off a purchase  of $25 or more.  Boys & Girls Clubs across the country thank Bon-Ton 

for supporting the end-of-year campaign. Mario Lopez, Alumni Ambassador for Boys & Girls Clubs  of America, says, “As a former Club kid, I know  Clubs are safe places where children can grow, learn and develop. I hope you will join me and your local Bon-Ton store  this holiday season by  supporting Boys & Girls Clubs in your community and across the nation.”

Stop by the local Bon Ton of Newburgh located at 1401 Route 300, Newburgh, NY 12550 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh. 

For Immediate Release
Newburgh, New York Tuesday, Oct 14th

BGCN receives BWW Grant


ALL STARS Program is focused on promoting youth sports and sportsmanship 
(October 14,2014) – Boys & Girls Clubs of Newburgh announced today that Buffalo Wild Wings is supporting their ALL STARS flag football program this fall with a $3,000 grant. As part of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids ® initiative and partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the company is supporting 285 Clubs across the country this fall, creating sports programs that promote physical fitness and good sportsmanship.

The grants also includes team jerseys and tools and resources from the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) which provides education and training programs for administrators and volunteer coaches to use across all team sports programs.

“During the out-of-school time, it is critical that we provide programming that helps kids learn about teamwork and the importance of good sportsmanship. These lessons become building blocks for skills that young people need as they move into adulthood,” said Kevin White, Executive Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of Newburgh. “Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings, our ALL STARS program is providing opportunities for kids to be part of a team – learning invaluable lessons and skills that will help them succeed at school, at home, at the Club and in life.”

“Once again, we are honored to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of America for our ALL STARS program, impacting thousands of Club kids each year through team sports,” said Mary Twinem, Buffalo Wild Wings chief financial officer.  “We are committed to providing support and programs to the communities we serve, creating opportunities to teach life lessons and ignite a passion for sports.”

Buffalo Wild Wings is committed to donating $4 million to Boys & Girls Clubs of America by 2016 including funds raised through sauce and seasoning bottle sales and events in their restaurants. Now through October 31st, Buffalo Wild Wings is promoting a fundraising campaign where 100 percent of every paper pinup Guests purchase in-restaurant will support BGCA youth sports programs.  The paper pinups can be purchased for a $1 minimum donation and will be displayed in restaurants.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes that all kids deserve a great future. Through the organization’s Great Futures Campaign, Clubs and supporters are working to mobilize the country around the critical issues facing America’s youth. Boys & Girls Clubs are committed to leading the way, assuring that every young person who enters a Club is on track to graduate from high school on time, and is prepared to succeed in college or a career, while demonstrating good character and living a healthy lifestyle.

Thanks to Buffalo Wild Wings, the ALL STARS program motivates kids to lead a healthy lifestyle through team sports while building good sportsmanship and self-esteem for Club kids.  

About the Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh

For more than 68 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Newburgh has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today the club serves over 2,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. The club provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical

non-school hours. Our programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. To this end, BGCN focuses its services in three areas: Arts, Health & Fitness, and Academics. The club is located at 285 Liberty Street in Newburgh, NY. Learn more at , and .

About Buffalo Wild Wings and Team Up for Kids

Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD), founded in 1982 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a growing owner, operator and franchisor of Buffalo Wild Wings® restaurants featuring a variety of boldly flavored, made-to-order menu items including its namesake Buffalo, New York-style chicken wings. Guests enjoy a welcoming neighborhood atmosphere that includes an extensive multi-media system for watching their favorite sporting events. There are currently more than 1,030 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in the United States, as well as in Canada and Mexico.

Buffalo Wild Wings’ charitable giving initiative – TEAM UP FOR KIDS®
– centers on the vision:
There is a champion in every child.
We are committed to helping build communities where all kids can thrive, compete, and belong to a team
. As part of this initiative, Buffalo Wild Wings has teamed up with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to help thousands of kids play on sports teams each year.  Buffalo Wild Wings is committed to donating and raising at least $4 million for BGCA by 2016.  Guests can join the effort through donations from sauce and seasoning bottle purchases and in-restaurant fundraising events. For more information, visit


For Immediate Release
Newburgh, New York Friday, Sep 26th

Boys & Girls Club of Newburgh reach funding goal!

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