Connie Perez on air with Marty Manning
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Connie Perez is the new CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. This is a woman who LOVES her job, as you will see if you take a few minutes to listen to the interview that I did with Connie for our Valley Views public affairs program. You'll also find out how many vital needs the clubs serve for children in the East Valley, especially for families struggling to make ends meet. Connie also informed me that it is a club tradition to invite folks to share a Thanksgiving-style dinner at their neighborhood club, so I have included a list of the clubs and the dates of the dinners.
November 6, 2018: Mesa, AZ – Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley graciously received a gift commitment and investment of $50,000, 100% of which is dedicated directly to our youth and teens. $25,000 was presented at the 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala as The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation Challenge Match for the Champion-A-Kid portion of the evening. The foundation’s challenge was matched three times over, bringing the total to more than $100,000.
The remaining $25,000 has been designated to Great Futures for Kids Annual Giving Campaign for the Guadalupe Branch and serves as a Challenge Match for the Board of Directors. The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation’s total donation will serve over 300 children and teens who will receive access to Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley programs. The donation will help fund programs for children and teens in the East Valley such as, STEM, robotics and athletics.
Former Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu isn’t done giving back to the Arizona community despite signing with the Houston Texans in March. The sixth-year defensive back returned to Phoenix on Monday to open up his first Tech Zone at the East Valley Boys and Girls Club.
Tech Zones, according to the Tyrann Mathieu Foundation website, are “state-of-the-art ‘Tyrann-themed’ Technology Academic Centers (that) will provide financially disadvantaged students the tools they need to succeed.“
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) is pleased to have been selected to receive a $10,000 donation from Cox Charities. This gift is part of nearly $543,000 in donations given by the organization to Arizona nonprofits this year. BGCEV is one of several local nonprofit organizations receiving funding this year that comes from the generous contributions of Cox Communications employees.
Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley Announce CEO
Hank Aaron Scholarships Open
The Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation recognizes talented Club members with annual scholarships of up to $3,500 to help them develop their skill or talent in categories such as sports, photography, dance and music. Boys & Girls Club members ages 10-16 are eligible. The Foundation is also interested in youth who excel in science, technology, engineering and math. Apply now.
Keystone Club Grants Available
Selected Keystone Judgement-Free Ambassadors can win $2,000 to design and implement projects to create a positive Club climate. Keystone Clubs must be Silver Level or higher to participate. Deadline is Sept. 5. Apply now.