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Local Boys & Girls Clubs Invite Community to Celebrate Day for Kids Annual Celebration Encourages Adults and Children to Spend Meaningful Time Together
Phoenix, AZ – August 20, 2009 - The Valley of the Sun Boys & Girls Clubs has announced that they will host a community-wide event to commemorate Boys & Girls Clubs (BGC) Day for Kids on Friday, September 11 and Saturday, September 12, 2009. Boys & Girls Clubs locations throughout the Valley will be hosting as variety of fun events to provide adults and kids an opportunity to take a break from their busy lives and celebrate the wonder of life and the fulfillment of spending time together. Unlike many other countries, America does not have an official day to celebrate its children. Boys & Girls Clubs of America, along with the support of other leading youth-serving organizations, is working to change that by establishing a Saturday in September each year as BGC Day for Kids. Created as a day to foster relationships between adults and children, the mission of BGC Day for Kids is to establish a day to celebrate and honor American children through the gift of meaningful time. Research shows that when adults spend meaningful time with kids it helps them develop a positive selfimage and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Three separate Boys & Girls Clubs organizations serve the Valley: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix; and Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley. Each is committed to providing the youth of its community with quality, life-enhancing programs in a safe, accepting environment. Combined, the three organizations deliver quality programs to more than 75,000 youth. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix activities will take place on Friday, September 11. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale and Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley will be commemorating the day on Saturday, September 12. See the list below for Club contacts and branch locations. For a complete list of events and activities please visit the Day for Kids web site at www.dayforkids.org. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix – Friday, September 11 Contact: Carlos Samano - (602) 343-1250, Cell: (480) 330-4716, csamano@bgcmp.org The Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix inspires all youth – especially those who need us most – to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens. Each year, more than 32,250 youth benefit from our life-changing programs and services at 12 clubhouses, outreach programs as well as services provided at our dental clinic. Warner A. Gabel Branch – Phoenix 1330 N. 15th St. I.G. Homes Branch – Phoenix 1601 W. Sherman St. Herbert Kieckhefer Branch – Phoenix 548 W. Southern Ave. Harry & Sandy Rosenzweig Branch – Phoenix (602) 252-7968 (602) 254-5814 (602) 268-3486 (602) 249-1338

2242 W. Missouri Ave. Louis & Elizabeth Sands Branch – Glendale 4730 W. Grovers Ave. Spencer D. & Mary Jane Stewart Branch – Phoenix 6629 W. Clarendon Ave. Woodrow C. Scoutten Branch - Tolleson 9251 W. Washington St. Tri-City West Thornwood Branch – Avondale 301 E. Western Ave. Jerry & Helen Wisotsky Branch - Peoria 11820 N. 81st Ave. Jerry Colangelo Branch – Phoenix 1755 N. 34th Ave. Ed Robson Family Branch – Phoenix 15815 N. 29th St. Swift Kids Branch – Glendale 6420 W. Maryland Ave.

(602) 375-0400 (623) 848-1022 (623) 936-9020 (623) 932-1154 (623) 979-3559 (602) 424-0410 (602) 449-2850 (623) 939-6952

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale – Saturday, September 12 Contact: Becky Hornack - (480) 344-5683, Cell: (480) 980-5301, bhornack@bgcs.org Since 1954, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale has provided more than 100,000 Northeast Valley youth with a positive, supervised environment to explore the power of their potential. Today we serve 16,000 children and teen through the organization's nine branches and 12 outreach sites located in Scottsdale, Fountain Hills, Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Hualapai Indian Community and other Northeast Valley neighborhoods. Hartley & Ruth Barker Branch – Scottsdale 2311 N. Miller Rd. Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch – Fountain Hills 14605 N. Del Cambre Ave. Lehi/Red Mountain Branch – Salt River Pima Maricopa-Indian Community 1231 E. Oak St. Virginia G. Piper Branch – Scottsdale 10515 E. Lakeview Dr. Rose Lane Branch – Scottsdale 8250 E. Rose Ln. The Thunderbirds Branch – Scottsdale 20199 N. 78th Pl. Vestar Branch – Phoenix 3975 E. Lockwood Dr. (480) 947-6331 (480) 344-5400 (480) 850-4453 (480) 860-1601 (480) 948-8020 (480) 538-9547 (480) 585-0170

Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley – Saturday, September 12 Contact: Mindee Padilla - (480) 820-3688, Cell: (480) 332-9702, mindeep@clubzona.org Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley serves more than 30,000 children and teens annually. Serving members in Apache Junction, Chandler, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Mesa, Tempe, Queen Creek, and the Gila River Indian Community, programs are offered after school and during the summer and provide youth and teens, ages 5 – 18, with fun and educational activities, supervised by professional staff. The organization also runs Mesa Arts Academy, a K-8 charter school. BGCEV has partnered with Peter Piper Pizza for Day for Kids. Each kid will get free pizza and 20 free tokens for their next visit. Apache Junction Branch 1755 N. Idaho Rd Compadre Branch – Chandler (480) 982-6381 (480) 899-8302

Call for event location Gila River Branch – Komatke 51st Ave. & Pecos Gila River Branch – Sacaton Seedfarm & Cholla Ave. Gilbert Branch 44 N. Oak Thunderbirds Branch – Guadalupe 9225 S. Avenida del Yaqui Grant Woods Branch – Mesa 221 W. 6th Ave. North Tempe Branch 1555 N. Bridalwreath St. Ladmo Branch – Tempe 715 W. 5th St. Queen Creek Branch Call for event location Williams Campus Call for event location

(520) 550-1113 (520) 562-3890 (480) 813-2020 (480) 897-6247 (480) 844-0963 (480) 858-6520 (480) 858-2400 (480) 358-3769 (480) 279-1406

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