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Batman inspires initiative for Boys & Girls Club Kids
After 13 years of attending the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, Julian Galindez has developed an idea to create an initiative he hopes comes to fruition, because it could inspire kids to embody and highlight their own unique “super powers.”

Children enjoyed Fun Filled Family Day
Kids and families filled the field on the side of the Cambridge Park Clubhouse Friday afternoon for the 19th Annual Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center Family Day.

Bank of America supports Club's E Program
Bank of America’s Charitable Foundation has awarded a grant of $2,500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center to underwrite the E (Entrepreneurial) Program at their Cambridge Park Clubhouse.

Comcast Newsmakers interviews Chief Professional Officer, Michael Suchopar
Hear about Michael's thoughts on developing a healthy mind and body

Boys & Girls Club helped Alumni purse college
 It was a little tricky for Anellyse Boebel to play outside as a kid, because of crime in Cambridge Park where she lived.

Boys & Girls Club Golf Outing raises over $65k
Many individuals could be seen teeing off on the golf courses yesterday afternoon at Chippanee Country Course to raise funds for the 2017 Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing, which supports the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.

Boys & Girls Club alumna joins organization's audit board
The roughly two-decade relationship between the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center and Yolimar Rivera continues to grow after she was recently asked to join the Audit Board.

Bristol Student credits Boys & Girls Club for saving her life
FOX61 covers 2017 Reach for the Stars event

2016 National Teacher of the Year Speaks to Club Members
11 bikes were donated  from Benidorm Bikes to youth at the Clubs Cambridge Park Clubhouse during the 17th Annual Reach for the Stars Event

Bristol Boys & Girls Club Hosts Annual Youth Recognition Dinner
Many youth members of the Club were recognized last night at the Club's 81st Annual Youth Recognition Dinner

OM Show Takes Audiences "Home"
Hometown talent will take the stage this weekend as the annual OM show reminds audiences there’s “No Place Like Home.”

A 'Brand New Day' for a Grand Old Show
The entire cast of the 76th annual OM Show was onstage in the auditorium of St. Paul Catholic High School Saturday, running through the big finale number over and over to get the singing and dancing just right.

Dudes' Night Out back at Boys & Girls Club
Fathers and sons are invited to bond during Dudes' Night Out at the Boys & Girls Club

BBGC Squares off against other non-profits
Similar to the NCAA college basketball tournament, the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol is paired up against Greater Hartford non-profits in a donation competition.

Keeping a Resolution, even if its not for the New Year
Another year has come and gone and the desire to do better is again at the forefront of our minds, said Justin Michaels of JM Fitness, which is located inside the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol Family Center on West Street in Bristol, Conn.

Former NBA player visits Boys & Girls Club
Former NBA player, Bristol native and ESPN basketball analyst Malcolm Huckaby had the moves, and was eager to share them Saturday with more than 80 kids who packed the field house at the Bristol Boys & Girls Club.

Bristol Boys & Girls Club OMs have alot to celebrate
The Bristol Boys & Girls Club Older Members (OMs) doubled their fundraising goal, collecting more than $20,000 during their 10th annual Cocktails @ Eight event at Broadview Manor recently.

Housing Authority Donates $30,000 to Cambridge Park Clubhouse
The Bristol Housing Authority recently donated $30,000 to support the Bristol Boys & Girls Club’s Cambridge Park housing program — which according to Michael Suchopar, chief professional officer of the Boys & Girls Club, may have otherwise closed due to state budget cuts.

Give Peace a Glance: Kids paint Kindness Rocks
A half-dozen children spent the Columbus Day school holiday working with rocks, acrylic paints and kind words Monday at the Bristol Boys & Girls Club, looking to inspire people to feel better about themselves.

Thomaston Savings Bank Grants $25,000 Matching Challenge Grant
The grant is conditional upon a match from other donors, individuals, corporations and foundations with the goal of raising a total of $50,000 by December 31, 2016.

ESPN Awards Boys & Girls Club of Bristol $75,000 Grant to Support Physical Literacy
The Clubs new physical literacy program that is being rolled out by physical literacy expert’s at 2-4-1 Sports and West Hartford-based Growing Great Schools program.

Cambridge Park Family Day: gives Kids face time with Cops
About 300 youths converged at the Cambridge Park housing complex Friday afternoon in pumpkin-orange shirts to play games, eat lunch and socialize with local police.

Former NBA player, CCSU head coach passes on his passion
Most of the kids at the Bristol Boys & Girls Club camp were about knee high to former NBA player and first year CCSU basketball coach, six-foot, nine-inch, Donyell Marshall.

Bristol Police bridging community through baseball
"The kids love coming here. I love coming here." said Peter Sassu, volunteer Bristol Connecticut Police Department coach for the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center's Clemente Baseball League

No Gruff, just Golf in annual fundraising event
Bristol leaders past and present set aside their politics just for the afternoon at the 2016 Mayor’s Cup Golf Outing Monday at Chippanee Country Club.

Boys & Girls Club honors students success
Young residents of the Bristol Boys & Girls Club’s Cambridge Park Unit recently received awards for their academic successes, good character and healthy lifestyles.

Club receives $2,500 grant from Peoples United Community Foundation to support Career Launch Program

The Career Launch program provides teens ages 13-18 years of age with the skills and education to prepare for joining the workforce. Managing finances, opening a checking account and preparing for the future are included in the curriculum.
 
Finance Board Approves $20,000 for Cambridge Park Clubhouse
The Board of Finance Tuesday night unanimously approved a one-time transfer of $20,000 from the general fund to the Bristol Boys & Girls Club’s Cambridge Park program.

Bristol's Math Night is now STEM Night
Last year’s Math Night was this year’s STEM Night at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol’s Family Center.

A penny to play
Students at West Bristol School raise money to benefit the Boys & Girls Club

Laugh, help a kid
Red Nose Day raises poverty awareness for Boys & Girls Clubs

Youths Recognized at the Bristol Boys & Girls Club
Nearly 200 young people were recognized recently for their "fine character and outstanding personal example" they set for others at the Bristol Boys & Girls Club Family Center

Over 1,000 Gymnasts, Fans attend AAU Meet
The Club’s Family Center Gymnastics program placed second in the gold level and third in the silver level, along with countless individual district champions.

Dunkin' Donuts, Baskin Robins Donates to Boys & Girls Club
The Northeast Chapter of The Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, to support the club’s Triple Play Program

Ex-ESPN boss: 'Don't take no for an answer'
With the thump-thump-thump of a basketball game in the gym below clearly audible, about 40 people at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center listened recently to George Bodenheimer as the former ESPN president talked about the importance of persistence, patience and hard work.

OM Core Performance bridges generations
This year’s 75th annual OM Show kicked off its Saturday matinee with a few of the multigenerational cast members introducing themselves on the stage at St. Paul Catholic High School.

 The oldest variety show in the country is celebrating a milestone this year.

MaryLynn Gagnon and Ken Ferris often laugh and exchange knowing looks as they finish each other’s sentences, just as they are preparing to finish co-directing their latest Bristol Boys & Girls Club OM show together.

Students in the Bristol Boys & Girls Club’s after-school program at Ivy Drive Elementary School worked hard to make Easter more festive for children who will be observing the holiday at the Salvation Army this Sunday.

 Performers and their families alike are now in full rehearsal mode as the Club’s 75th annual Older Members Show is fast approaching.

Julian Galindez, 18, a senior at Bristol Central High School, was speechless for at least a minute Wednesday night when he was named 2016 Youth of the Year by the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol.

Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Donates $25,000 to support Boys & Girls Club of Bristol

The Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation has awarded a grant of $25,000 to the
Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center to support their Outreach Unit at Cambridge Park.

 Wiffle ball tourney returns to Bristol Boys & Girls Club
The Family Center at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol will celebrate Black History Month Saturday, Feb. 6, when it hosts the second annual  Jackie Robinson Indoor Wiffle Ball Tournament in the club’s Fiondella Field House.

Boys escort their moms to Mother-Son Dance
Colorful sneakers, shiny black dress shoes, three piece suits and jeans and athletic pants, ties, T-shirts, plaid or striped … the outfits didn’t matter as smiling sons held onto their mothers’ arms at the Mother-Son Dance.

After a year of record participation, the Bristol Boys & Girls Club has unveiled a host of new programs for 2016.

One of the City's oldest organizations is gearing for an annual event that helps to empower and improve the lives of local youth. 

The Older Members Association, of the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center, has named a chairman and selected show directors for its 75th annual OM Show.

The Petit Family Foundation has awarded a grant of $4,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center to underwrite the newly created Venture Crew program.

$2,500 will support the Clubs comprehensive Homework Help Program.

Regal Cinemas supports the Club with a $3,000 grant
Club Members were excited to have an opportunity to participate in field trips to the movies! The Club also was able to purchase additional tickets to use as incentives in our Power Hour Program as well! Thank you Regal Entertainment Group! 

A sport, fitness and recreation grant to support WANNA Play + Healthy Habits program designed to increase physical activity and nutritional consumption for Club members.

The Club's premier youth recognition program will recognize more youth.

The Club was filled with local families for the first of what organizers hope will be many more STEAMfest events.

Hundreds of movers and shakers joined the Club in honoring local organizations and volunteers 

Unit Director awarded for  his demonstrated dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieve great futures.

On Wednesday August 19th 2015 campers donated $450.02 to St. Vincent DePaul Mission

Police/Boys & Girls Club sports are summer tradition
For the past 16 years, Bristol police have teamed up with the local Boys and Girls Club to offer city children summer sports programs.

Boys & Girls Club names new Directors & Officers
The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol announces new directors & officers who began their terms in March this year.

Bristol Blues players have become part of community

In an effort to get Blues players involved, Boyle collaborated with Jay Maia, Director of Club Division Units at the Boys and Girls Club of Bristol. The two, along with Blues Director of Interns Brianna Root, organized an adult Wiffle ball tournament, in which Blues players served as umpires.

BBCG receives donation
Comcast Business and the Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce donated $1,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center.

Bristol FCG (Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center’s Gymnastics Program) hosted the AAU state gymnastics meet on Saturday, May 2, with 230 gymnasts from surrounding towns that qualified.

The Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Family Center staff held a ceremony this week to recognize outstanding youth during the club’s “Reach for the Stars” event at their Cambridge Park unit located in public housing.

BRISTOL — Youth at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol Cambridge Park Unit will participate in a Garden Club Program this summer, funded by the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation.

BRISTOL — At a cost of $11 million, the funds for the new Bristol Boys & Girls Club Family Center — completed last November — were raised during the recent recession, one of the worst economic downturns the country has experienced since the Great Depression.

BRISTOL — Team “Jelly Made,” a group of three students from St. Paul Catholic High School and one from Bristol Eastern High School, won this year’s ArtScience Prize competition with their idea for using jellyfish to make eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags. 

The 2015 Youth of the Year for the Bristol Boys & Girls Club is Dyana Tovar, the daughter of Lisbeth Barreto.

With the development of the new Bristol Boys and Girls Club and with it a new wrestling room in the basement, this spring the Gladiator wrestling program rekindled their Freestyle and Greco-Roman Wrestling Team.

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