REGISTER ONLINE NOW FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL 5K WIENER RACE!!!

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Attention all wiener racers and interested participants:

The 6th annual race is a little over two months away!  Registration is $25.00 for all participants (pre-registered or day of).

The ONLINE REGISTRATION for the race is up and running.  Visit http://www.raceroster.com and search for the Wiener Run or click the link below. You can register yourself, someone else, your team, sponsor a racer, or make a donation to our cause, THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF LAKE SHORE. This option is the fastest and easiest way for participants and volunteers to sign up. Please note that there will be a processing fee (as there is for most races) for all transactions completed on raceroster.com.  We encourage you to use raceroster; but if you would prefer, registrations will still be accepted at the Club (42 Sunset Blvd. Angola, NY 14006) and in person the day of the race.

This year ALL pre-registrants will receive a long sleeved 2015 race shirt as long as they are registered BEFORE LABOR DAY (September 1st).

After the race be sure to stay for the after party which will include the KIDZONE (face painting, bounce houses, and Teri-Okie the Clown), live music by DJ Bobby G from Rhythm N Tunes Sound and the Disco Duck Band!

There will be a HUGE basket raffle and new this year “Penny Raffle” for chances to win cold hard cash!  If you are interested in donating a Chinese Auction basket, or basket items, please see the link below.  Any help you would be willing to give is always appreciated!

We want to make this year the biggest & best Wiener 5K ever!  We are truly looking forward to this year’s event and hope to see you all on September 19th!

Link to Register

Race Info

2015 Chinese Auction Donation

IT JUST TAKES ONE

Hello folks!  We here at the Boys & Girls Club hope you are having a relaxing, safe, and enjoyable summer so far.  We would like to let everyone know that the start to our annual individual giving campaign (It Just Takes One) is right around the corner.  If you are interested in donating to a worthy cause, please consider us as an option.  Nearly 40% of the Lake Shore Boys & Girls Club’s annual funding is derived from the Club’s own fundraising efforts, while almost 25% comes from thoughtful community members like yourselves.  Your generosity can directly help a child or children attend the Club that may otherwise not be able to afford it.  We are committed to keeping our membership costs as low as possible so we can provide programming and opportunities to members regardless of their financial circumstances.  Many employers are willing to match any donations that their employees make, so if you are planning on donating please refer to the list below by clicking the link to view a variety of local companies that participate in employee gift matching!  If you would like more information of any kind, please feel free to contact us at (716) 926-2119 or bgc@lakeshorecsd.org.  Thank you for as always for your continued support – the Club would not be what it is today without the wonderful community assistance that we receive.

MATCHING GIFT COMPANIES LINK

LAKE SHORE & EDEN CLUBS – NOW HIRING: PART-TIME POSITIONS

“The Positive Place for Kids” (Lake Shore Club) is NOW HIRING for part-time positions for the upcoming school year (Club programming begins Sept. 2).

Youth Development Professionals
– Looking for outgoing, enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals 17 years of age & over (preferably college age)
– Must enjoy working with youth
– Shift hours & days vary

Front Desk Assistant
– Looking for a mature and enthusiastic individual with some computer knowledge to assist members with registration and dismissal
– Must enjoy working with youth, be equipped to handle parent inquiries, and relay information and program updates to Club families during dismissal

– Days vary: Shifts are 4:00-6:30pm

Background checks required on all positions

***Applications available ONLINE at http://www.bgclakeshore.org or at the Club (42 Sunset Boulevard – Angola, NY)

The Boys & Girls Club of EDEN is hiring a Program Director Assistant.

This position entails running summer programming from 2 – 6 PM with 6 flexible planning hours, for a total of 26 hours per week.  During the school year, the position involves running the program from 2 – 6:30 PM with additional flexible planning hours.  The job primarily entails developing programming and activities for Club members, ensuring grant requirements are being met, and overseeing the Youth Development Professionals who work at the Club in the afternoons. The position is available immediately.  If interested, please contact Executive Director Mary Schaefer (716-992-2702) for more information or send your resume to mary@bgcaofeden.org.

COME VISIT THE CLUB AT ‘EXPERIENCE EVANS’ THIS WEEKEND!

The Club will be hosting a ‘Kids’ Zone’ section at Experience Evans this Sunday (7/12) at ‘Experience Evans’ starting at 12:00 at Evans Town Park.  Various active games, contests, and crafts will be offered, along with a bounce house!  Please join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable time for all ages.

Also, don’t forget to check out our “All Decked Out” Patio/Summer Party Raffle that will be on display there as well.  Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20 (sold in advance and at the event) for your chance at this complete patio set with plenty of goodies!  The raffle will be held at 6 PM on Sunday, but you don’t need to be there to win.  Remember, proceeds from the raffle go directly toward operating costs for the Club to keep its doors open as fundraising makes up the majority of our income.  So help the Club and earn yourself a shot at a fantastic prize!

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CLUB PATIO RAFFLE IS ON AND SET – GET YOUR TIX NOW!

Raffle tickets for our annual “All Decked Out for Summer” patio set are available now and can be purchased at the Club, through a Club Advisory Board member, or in person at Experience Evans where the raffle will be held on Sunday, July 12.  Proceeds generated by the raffle benefit the Club, and your financial assistance is tremendously appreciated as always.  Fundraisers like these make up over 40% of our income to cover Club expenses, so the more successful the raffle is, the more successful the Club itself can be!  Get your raffle tickets now for a chance at this perfect summer package that would be a great addition to anyone’s backyard and help you host that summer party you’ve been thinking about throwing!

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CLUB RECEIVES $10,000 ANNUAL DONATION!!!!!!

Click on the link below to watch the check presentation ceremony held at the Boys & Girls Club on June 25, 2015.

Check Presentation Videos

CLUB RECEIVES $10,000 ANNUAL DONATION!!!!!!

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB ANNOUNCES HEFTY GENEROUS DONATION

Angola, NY June 25, 2015 – Two WNY food industry giants, Goya Foods Great Lakes and Pero Family Farms, have partnered to provide an annual donation of $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Shore to help support youth development programs for approximately 400 kids.

President of Goya Foods Robert Drago, Chief Executive Officer of Pero Family Farms Peter Pero IV, and members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake Shore Advisory Council held a special check presentation last Thursday at the Club located on 42 Sunset Blvd., in the Village of Angola to recognize the combined $10,000 contribution. Both representatives were provided a tour of the Club and presented with plaque in appreciation for their generous contribution.

The donation was facilitated by Town of Brant Supervisor and founding Advisory Council member Lenny Pero. Revenue to support the Club is derived largely through advisory board membership, member dues, grants, fundraisers, individual and corporate giving. “Two major food companies have come together to ensure that the Lake Shore Boys and Girls Club will be able to meet the needs of children today and well into the future,” said Mr. Pero.

“The generous funding from Pero Farms and Goya will enable the Club to continue to offer innovative quality programming for area youth,” said Justin Simet, unit director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Lake Shore. “Mr. Drago and Mr. Pero’s support goes far beyond the dollar. Both men have pledged continued support for the Club through various means to make a positive and lasting change for today’s young people who are the future of the community.”

Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” Boys and Girls Clubs provide guidance oriented programs on a daily basis for children 7-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. The Boys and Girls Club is a positive place that offers a varied and diversified youth development program. Based on physical, emotional, cultural and social needs and interests of boys and girls, trained staff members offer programs in five core program areas: Character and Leadership Development; The Arts; Education and Career Development; Health and Life Skills; and, Sports, Fitness and Recreation.

For additional information about the program please contact Justin Simet at 926-2119 or bgc@lakeshorecsd.org. Visit our website at bgclakeshore.org and like us on Facebook!

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Pictured from left to right in front of the Club’s Donor Recognition Tree are:
Row 1 – Mary Schaefer (Eden & Lake Shore Club Executive Director), Christine Starks (Building Administrator), Lynn Krajacic (Club Advisory Council Member), Robert Drago (President of Goya Foods Great Lakes), Peter Pero IV (Chief Executive Officer of Pero Family Farms), Justin Simet (Unit Director of Lake Shore Club), Michelle Ford (Advisory Council Member)
Row 2 – Advisory Council Members Peter Smith, Kathleen Garrigan, Lee Widmer-Wick, Lori Szewczyk, and James Przepasniak, and Brant Town Supervisor Leonard Pero

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