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Congratulations to our 2014 Ed Casey Youth of the Year Award Winner, Danae Cannedy. Danae, from our Freetown Village Club, was named Youth of the Year on April 10th at the Annual YOY dinner, in front of more than 300 guests.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
May 7 & May 8: The Great Give
In 2013, Anne Arundel County did something unprecedented. The community came together to raise $606,784 in one day for 118 local nonprofits through the Great Give - the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County's inaugural 24-hour ONLINE fundraising event. BGCAA will be a part of CFAAC’s Great Give 2014 which will run from from 6pm on May 7th to 6pm on May 8th. If you are interested in helping BGCAA raise funds through The Great Give please contact JenL@bgcaa.com and mark your calendar to make a donation during this 24-hour giving opportunity.
September 22: Tee It Up Golf Tournament
Save the date for the 21st Annual Tee It Up For Education Golf Tournament.
Writing Contest Winners Announced
On April 2nd, Rochelle Dandridge and Alantae Gibson will be recognized at the Board Education for winning the Maryland State NAACP Black History writing contest. These middle school winners are members of the ACE Program which is held at the Boys & Girls Club at Bates throughout the school year. Rochelle won first place with her poem entitled, "100 Years" and Alantae won third place for his writing entitled, "100 Years from Now." This Winter BGCAA partnered with Filmsters to implement the Smart Drive Initiative sponsored by the Allstate Foundation. Club members produced two 60 second PSAs to raise awareness about safe driving for teens.
Thank you for making the 20th Annual Adrian L. Merton Tee It Up for Education Golf Tournament, sponsored by The Brick Companies, a great success! Your support makes it possible for over 2,500 boys and girls to spend crucial after school hours receiving tutoring, academic enrichment and responsible adult guidance at one of our six BGCAA clubs in the area.
Mentors from Maryland to Alaska teach kids skills to build robots, homes and brighter futures. Read more in the June issue of Popular Mechanics which highlights how mentors from the Naval Academy are helping local youth.
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Your gift today will help us provide the life-changing programs and guidance that make our Clubs successful. Working together, we can reach the next generation of youth who will transform themselves, their communities, and America for the better.
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