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.  

The Hartford Supports BGCBC with Grant Funding for College & Career Readiness Programs

The College and Career Center powered by the Hartford Grant has greatly impacted the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County’s Leo Goodwin Teen Center. The grant has allowed the organization to provide more college and career readiness activities for teen members. Members at the Leo Goodwin Teen…

Adopt-A-Family Brings Joy to over 290 BGCBC Members

The Boys & Girls Club of Broward County goes above and beyond providing afterschool and summer programming to children in the community and is always willing to help our members during their time of need, especially during the holidays. This year, thanks to our hardworking staff, volunteers and…

Annual Awards Dinner Honors Board Members and Staff
Annual Awards Dinner Honors Board Members and Staff

BGCBC was very grateful for many things this Thanksgiving.  We are especially grateful for our employees and volunteers who have helped make our organization what it is today.  On Thursday, November 16, BGCBC celebrated and recognized 375 years of service among our employees and volunteers at our…

BGCBC Teens host #WeOwnFriday in Partnership with the Hartford
BGCBC Teens host #WeOwnFriday in Partnership with the Hartford

On Friday, November 17 in partnership with the Hartford, BGCBC teen members hosted a county wide #WeOwnFriday with food, fun and games at the Leo Goodwin Foundation Teen Center.   Members from across Broward came together to celebrate their time in the Club and participate in fun activities.  Teens…

Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Vision Program helps provide Free Vision Screenings to BGCBC Members Thanks to the America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses
Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) Vision Program helps provide Free Vision Screenings to BGCBC Members Thanks to the America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses

Members from the Boys and Girls Club of Broward County were treated to free vision screenings in the month of November and December from America’s Best Contacts & Eyeglasses, the largest brand of optical stores operated by National Vision, Inc. The program was funded by the BGCA vision store…

113 Teens Inducted into Keystone Clubs
113 Teens Inducted into Keystone Clubs

Keystone is a leadership Club for members’ ages 14-18 that promotes character and leadership qualities among Club teens. Club activities are designed to promote awareness and impact in the areas of Academic Success, Career Preparation, Community Service, and Teen Outreach, which are the four focus…

Biker’s Bash Junior League Leadership Program

The Biker Bash Junior League Program (BBJL) was a very fun and educational experience for the members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County. Members worked with the staff at Indian Motorcycle to learn about the motorcycle business. Club members got the opportunity to work on a real…

THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY’S 30TH ANNUAL YACHT RENDEZVOUS
THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF BROWARD COUNTY’S 30TH ANNUAL YACHT RENDEZVOUS

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County hosted its 30th Annual Yacht Rendezvous November 9-11, 2017. Founded by Rita and Rick Case of Rick Case Automotive Group the event took place at Miami’s Fisher Island Club all to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County and the more than 12,…

The 19th Annual Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash
The 19th Annual Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash

The 19th Annual Alligator Alley Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash was held December 7-10, 2017 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.  A special thank you to our Honorary Chair Christopher Osceola, The Seminole Tribe of Florida, The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, our “Leaders of the Pack”…

15th Annual Caddyshack Revisited Golf Tournament
15th Annual Caddyshack Revisited Golf Tournament

The 15th Annual Caddyshack Revisited Golf Tournament, founded by Rita Case and co-chaired by Chris White and Vice Mayor Susan Starkey, took place on Monday, October 9th (a Columbus Day Tradition) at the exclusive Grande Oaks Golf Club.

21st Annual Dunn's Run
21st Annual Dunn's Run

This year’s 21st Annual Dunn’s Run 5 Mile Run/ 5K Run & Walk, benefiting the Jim & Jan Moran Boys & Girls Clubs, was held on Sunday October 1, 2017.

Art Exhibit Featuring Member Artwork Begins at the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery
Art Exhibit Featuring Member Artwork Begins at the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery

Now Through December 8th, 2017 view the exhibit, MANY FACES, 1 LOVE, featuring the artwork of local Club members on exhibit in the Mark K. Wheeler Gallery at The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.

Florida Panthers’ Day of Impact at the Carver Ranches Club

This past August BGCBC scored a ‘hat trick’ when the Florida Panther’s staff volunteered their time to help make some much needed improvements to the Carver Ranches Boys & Girls Club in West Park.  Seventy-eight volunteers, including Panthers CEO and BGCBC Board Member, Matthew Caldwell,…

Boys & Girls Clubs Teens Explore College Fair
Boys & Girls Clubs Teens Explore College Fair

Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County (BGCBC) is more than just a safe place for teens to go afterschool.  Our programs are designed to expose teens to post- graduation opportunities and prepare them for future careers or entrepreneurial endeavors. As a part of BGCBC’s new Workforce Development…

BGCBC Begins Saturday Program Days After Hurricane Irma
BGCBC Begins Saturday Program Days After Hurricane Irma

BGCBC opened its doors to Broward youth a week before the scheduled start date of the Annual Saturday Program due to the impact of Hurricane Irma on so many of our families.  The program, which is funded by The Jim Moran Foundation, encourages healthy lifestyles and academic success and is an…

25th Annual Hollywood Stars Honors the Late Marti Huizenga
25th Annual Hollywood Stars Honors the Late Marti Huizenga

The 25th Annual “Hollywood Welcomes the Stars” benefiting the Marti Huizenga Boys & Girls Club in Hollywood, was held on Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the Diplomat Beach Resort.

Seventh consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator

We are proud to announce Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County has earned our seventh consecutive 4-star rating.