Family Summer Nights at BGCBC
Family Summer Nights at BGCBC

BGCBC Family Night occurred at all twelve (12) Chartered Clubs.  This event was made possible from grants courtesy of, the Children’s Services Council (CSC) and the Florence De George Foundation.

Family Strengthening Program Serves 72 BGCBC Families
Family Strengthening Program Serves 72 BGCBC Families

Family Strengthening Program (FSP) is an evidence-based nationally and internationally recognized parenting and family strengthening program for high-risk and general population families. The Program is funded by the Children’s Services Council of Broward County (CSC). 

BGCBC alumni Jason Derulo inducted into BGCA Alumni Hall of Fame
BGCBC alumni Jason Derulo inducted into BGCA Alumni Hall of Fame

The 112th Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) National Conference was a first of sorts for BGCBC. On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Broward County’s own Jason Derulo was inducted into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.Jason is the first member from BGCBC to be inducted into…

BGCBC Board Member PJ Loyello Runs For the Kids!
BGCBC Board Member PJ Loyello Runs For the Kids!

As an organization, the Marlins have been willing to go the extra mile for a good cause. In January 2018, former team president David Samson and several others tested their physical limits to do just that. And right in the mix was BGCBC board member PJ Loyello. PJ along with a number of people…

celebrating mom
Celebrating Mom

A sense of playful mischief filled the Clubs as our members retreated to a room and created personalized Mother’s Day gift boxes for the mother figure in their lives. The children were able to choose from an array of beauty products, candles, perfumes and other soothing items and each box was then…

8th Annual Career Day
8th Annual Career Day

The 8th Annual Career Day took place on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at American Heritage School. Fourteen companies and institutions led presentations with over 200 teen Club Members. Presentations included music therapy, real estate, internet marketing, IT, aviation careers, and more!

The 5th Annual Channing Crowder Football Camp
The 5th Annual Channing Crowder Football Camp

On a cloudy Saturday morning in Fort Lauderdale 65 members showed up for the 5th Annual Channing Crowder Football Clinic at the Lester H. White club, but they got much more. Channing Crowder is a retired NFL player, family man and radio personality.  He invited a few of his NFL friends, also club…

BGCBC Teen Members Watch the Black Panther thanks to United Way of Broward!
BGCBC Teen Members Watch the Black Panther thanks to United Way of Broward!

On Wednesday, March 7, 2018, fifty (50) Club members from the Leo Goodwin Foundation Teen Center and Stephanis Clubs attended the Black Panther movie at the AutoNation IMAX Theater.  The wonderful experience was sponsored by United Way of Broward County. The members were extremely excited to attend…

The Publix Super Market Charities 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County
The Publix Super Market Charities 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County

The Publix Super Market Charities 10th Annual 100 Outstanding Women of Broward County took place on May 10, 2018 at the beautiful Signature Grand in Davie, Florida.  850 community & business leaders came together to celebrate outstanding women who have excelled in leadership roles in the…

8th Annual Bowling for Kids Event Raises over $10,000!
8th Annual Bowling for Kids Event Raises over $10,000!

51st Annual Florida Panthers Dinner Auction Presented by ProScapes
51st Annual Florida Panthers Dinner Auction Presented by ProScapes

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosted the 51st Annual Florida Panthers Dinner Auction Presented by ProScapes on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the Signature Grand. Over 500 attended Broward’s longest running charitable event, chaired by Marc Infante and Jim Robertson.

Remembering Wayne Huizenga
Remembering Wayne Huizenga

On Thursday, March 22nd, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) lost a beloved longtime supporter, friend and advocate of our youth, H. Wayne Huizenga.  Wayne joined the BGCBC family in 1979, and quickly became involved in various special events and initiatives throughout our…

Jersey Mike’s Raises Money to Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County!
Jersey Mike’s Raises Money to Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County!

Jersey Mike’s selected the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) to benefit from their Month of Giving / Day of Giving held in March. Seven local stores invited customers to donate to the clubs at checkout throughout the month of March. On the day of giving those stores donated 100% of…

11th Annual BGCBC Generals Construction Career Day
11th Annual BGCBC Generals Construction Career Day

The Generals Construction Career Day (GCCD) took place on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club. The Castle Group was the title sponsor and official event host! The 2018 GCCD event was the biggest event yet! Twenty construction companies led hands-on activities with…

2018 BGCBC Cheerleading Competition
2018 BGCBC Cheerleading Competition

What a great way to spend a day of spring break!!!   The 2018 Cheerleading Competition held at the Rick Case Arena in Davie, Florida was filled with fun and excitement!  Competitors not only demonstrated amazing athleticism but represented the spirit of Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County by…

BGCBC Basketball Championship
BGCBC Basketball Championship

The 10th Annual BGCBC/Van Ness Law Firm Basketball Tournament was held on March 26-30, 2018. We were very pleased to have Mr. Tony Van Ness of the Van Ness Law Firm as our title sponsor again this year! The stated goal for the tournament is to develop teamwork and foster good sportsmanship. The…

Boys & Girls Club Week Proclaimed
Boys & Girls Club Week Proclaimed

April 9-13th, 2018 was Boys & Girls Club Week, a time to celebrate the Clubs’ impact on the lives of local youth.  The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has grown from a small renovated church with a few members to a vital part of the community which serves 12,500 kids and teens annually…

32nd Annual Golf Classic at Jacaranda
32nd Annual Golf Classic at Jacaranda

On Friday, April 13th, the 32nd Annual Golf Classic, founded by Gary* & Bill Rotella, is one of the longest standing events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County.  This year’s event, Co- chaired by Chris Rotella and Joe LaRocca, Jr. and a fantastic new committee saw 44 foursomes…

2018 Youth of The Year Winner Announced!
2018 Youth of The Year Winner Announced!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County is proud to announce that Eric Lockwood from the Nan Knox Unit is the 2018 Youth of the Year! Eric is a Senior at Dillard High School. He is planning to attend Florida A&M University to study business and entrepreneurship. We are proud of all of the…

Florida Panthers Make Donation to BGCBC in Honor of Wayne Huizenga
Florida Panthers Make Donation to BGCBC in Honor of Wayne Huizenga

On Friday, January 19th, 2018, the Florida Panthers celebrated their 25th Anniversary at the BB&T Center. The ceremony included a special reception pre-game for all of the Florida Panthers Community Partners including the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. In addition to celebrating…

KENYAN DRAKE THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION
Teens Experience Adulthood During Reality Store Event

More than 50 BGCBC teens participating in the Customer Service, Financial Literacy and Career Exploration programs, part of BGCBC's Workforce Development Initiative, prepared for real world experiences during the Reality Store event on Tuesday, January 30th at the Leo Goodwin Teen Center.

Members Show Off Their Photography and Art Skills
Members Show Off Their Photography and Art Skills

Shutterbugs and fine artists throughout our Clubs brought out their cameras and art supplies to create original works of art to enter into Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s National Fine Arts Exhibition and ImageMakers Photography Exhibition. Our local exhibitions were hosted at our Nan Knox Unit…

Role Models Who Inspire Program
Role Models Who Inspire Program

It’s said that the best gifts are those not expected.  The Role Models Who Inspire program is the brainchild of board member Tom Godart.  His vision was to bring high achieving role models from diverse backgrounds and have them share their inspirational stories.  Since its inception, the program…

Two-Georges at the Cove Helps Support the Jim & Jan Moran Club with Annual Golf & Fishing Events
Two-Georges at the Cove Helps Support the Jim & Jan Moran Club with Annual Golf & Fishing Events

Twice a year Two Georges at the Cove makes kids their number one priority by planning and organizing a golf tournament and billfish tournament.  Both events offer a fun time on Deer Creek greens and the deep blue sea while benefiting members of the Jim and Jan Moran Boys & Girls Club in…

The 12th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance Presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation
The 12th Annual Boca Raton Concours d’ Elegance Presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation

The 12th annual Boca Raton Concours d’Elegance presented by Mercedes-Benz and AutoNation has raised over $10 million to date for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Hosted for the 12th consecutive year at the Boca Raton Resort & Club, the event took place from February 23-25 and…

22nd Annual DEX imaging Ranch Roam Presented by the Florida Panthers
22nd Annual DEX imaging Ranch Roam Presented by the Florida Panthers

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, guests of the 22nd Annual DEX imaging Ranch Roam presented by the Florida Panthers Foundation, dressed in their best cowboy and cowgirls duds enjoyed a night of Old West excitement. The event, hosted by “Alligator” Ron Bergeron & Ali Waldman took place at Ron…

Miami Herald Wish Book Program Gives Joy to BGCBC Families

For more than 30 years, the Miami Herald Wish Book Program has spotlighted the needs of less fortunate individuals in South Florida. This program offers readers an opportunity to make a difference in a neighbor’s life, especially during the holidays. The Miami Herald readers, together with Spanish-…

6th Annual Channing Crowder Toy Drive

On December 19, 2017, the on-air crew from WQAM, including former Captain of the Miami Dolphins, Channing Crowder, broadcast live from the lobby of the Lester H. White Boys & Girls Club in Ft. Lauderdale. During the on-air sports/social chat show Crowder, along with his co-hosts, encouraged…

Miami Dolphins’ Running Back and BGC Alumni Gives Back

Dolphins RB Kenyan Drake knows what our organization is all about.  Kenyan himself is a product of the Boys & Girls Clubs, growing up in Atlanta and attending the club as a youth.  After graduating from University of Alabama on a football scholarship, Kenyan was drafted by the Miami Dolphins.  

Planet Fitness Donates Time, Money to Renovate Leo Goodwin Teen Center Workout Room

On December 13, Planet Fitness came with 20 or more of their trainers, managers, and staff to host a field day and remodel the Leo Goodwin Teen Center weight room.  Over 200 members ages 6-18 participated in the event.