Boys and Girls Clubs of America


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Boys and Girls Clubs of America,

federation of more than 1,006 organizations established (1906) in Boston as the Federated Boys' Clubs to help young people, especially those who are disadvantaged. Later called Boys' Clubs of America, it acquired its present name in 1990. Its headquarters are in Atlanta, Ga. Most clubs consist of a neighborhood building dedicated to children and young people and staffed by professionals and volunteers. The centers are open after school and on weekends to provide a safe place for leisure-time activites such as sports and computer classes.
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One dollar from the sale of each of these inexpensive hardcover books is donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
But O'Neal became the organization's biggest hero about four years ago, when he innocently told a reporter that when he retired from basketball he'd like to be the director or spokesman for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
In addition to its support of The Jackie Robinson Foundation, Major League Baseball operates and/or supports a number of other youth programs focused on game development and educational initiatives, including: Breaking Barriers: In Sports, In Life, Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities (RBI), the Major League Baseball Urban Youth Initiative and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
This year's tournament will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Brevard, a local affiliate of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
We are committed to being compassionate, courteous and friendly - that's how we're viewing our relationship with Boys and Girls Clubs of America and every person we meet along the trail," said Charles Brewer, CEO, MindSpring Enterprises.
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