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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our website at bgclakeshore.org and like us on Facebook!
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
Yesterday the Club wrapped up its program with an end-of-the-year ‘Wet & Wild Summer Fun’ Day outside. The kids enjoyed various water games including Water Dodge, Duck Duck Splash, 7Up Splash, and more, but the huge hit was the homemade Slip ‘N Slide! The Club members (and staff!) had a great time cooling off with the water activities.
Over the past couple months, the kids at the Lake Shore Boys & Girls Club (including the community service group the kids run called Torch Club) helped to spread the word and gather clothing donations for the needy. The members’ efforts should be commended as they collected three large bags and two large boxes of various clothing items! Thank you to all the families and individuals that donated to this great cause. The items were donated to the local Good Will.
We’d like to send a big thank you to all those who attended, volunteered, or helped in any way with the first ever Great Outdoor Adventure Raffle this past Saturday, held at the Evans Rod & Gun Club. The turnout was fantastic, the prizes were incredible, the food was tasty, and a good time was had by all. There was a lot of buzz at the function and due to its great success it will definitely be happening again next year!
It’s that time of year again! The Club will be raffling off a fantastic patio set that has all the makings for a great summer party or just some relaxation in your own personal paradise. Click the picture or link below to see all the great elements that are included with the set. Come check out this amazing package at Brant Fest this weekend (June 20 & 21) at the Boys & Girls Club booth, or at the Evans Experience on Sunday, July 12. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at both events, as well as here at the Club, and the winner will be drawn at the Evans Experience. Get your tickets now for a chance to make your summer complete! And don’t forget, all the proceeds from our fundraisers go directly to helping keep the Club running and keep membership costs low for our members’ families.