SBGC Newsletter | September 2018
Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs
Beloit, WI & South Beloit IL
SBGC Chief Professional Officer, Mark Rand
September brings the start of the school year, but it also brings many exciting things at the Clubs! You will see by the photos and such in this newsletter a sample of the exciting activities going on. Our staff continues to fill that need between school dismissals and kids going home. We provide not only a positive, fun-experience with robust programming, but also that Positive Adult Mentorship/relationship. I am always humbled by our staffs’ dedication to our young members.
September also brings the United Way’s Day of Caring. This is one of my favorite days of the year, because of the meaning behind it, Caring. It is also a shining example of true community partnerships with all of the Stateline Area’s businesses lending a helping hand, and by sharing their most precious resources; their people. These individuals do amazing things at all of the various non-profits, and we are always so excited, truly humbled, and thankful to receive their help. You will see many pictures of the work and volunteers from that day in this newsletter. A huge thank you goes to all of those businesses for sending their staff to help on that day. Also, I would like to send our gratitude to United Way Blackhawk Region and their team for leading the way in the region. We are proud to be a United Way Blackhawk Region Funded Partner. #LIVEUNITED!
Thanks to all of you for continuing to support our clubs and our kids.
Thanks for all you do!
Mark A. Rand,
Chief Professional Officer
Culvers & Beloit College Students
On Wednesday, September 5, Culver’s held a fundraiser for the Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs. Some of the staff along with the Beloit College Buccaneers served the customers. 10% of the proceeds went back to the Clubs.
Thank you for your continued support Culver’s! The following Saturday, the Beloit College Buccaneers provided a day with Pregame activities and halftime of games and prizes for the entire family. This event took place at Strong Stadium.
After School Program Fun!
It’s not too late to registration. If you are interested, just download the membership form and take it into to one of the Clubs along with your $20/$30 fee.
Become a member today!
A New Look!
Thank you to ABC Supply, Kerry Group, City of Beloit, First National Bank & Trust, Ecolab, Johnson Bank and Beloit Health Systems for giving both of our Clubs a new-fresh look of painted walls. It is fun hearing the children responses when they come into the building for the first time.
Please Join Us for the Next Coming Events
Starting October 2nd the Beloit Boys & Girls Club is offering Teen Night to all teens ages 12-18 every Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6-8PM. All you need is a $20 membership for one person, or $30 for a family membership. Please come and check out the fun activities!
FREE on October 18th, 2018 5:00-7:00PM the Eclipse Center will have a Trunk or Treat with music and food trucks. The entire family is welcome!
Halloween Fest at the Rock
Join us on Saturday, October 20 from 2-4PM for the 3rd Annual fun for the whole family Halloween Fest at The Rock. The Clubs will be there to help make the best family-friendly two hours ever! There will be pumpkin decorating, face painting, a bounce house, and a bunch of Halloween games for the kids to play! Of course it wouldn’t be a Halloween party without a Costume Contest. Judging will be at 3PM. Candy will be handed out to the trick or treaters. It will be a Spooktacular Day and all in the name of raising some money for our Stateline Boys and Girls Clubs.
70 Kids a Day!
The Beloit location is excited to announce that we are averaging 70 kids a day! This is exciting for us, with having two shuttles that seat 13 kids and servicing four schools in our district; it has really helped to increase our numbers! The staff has been keeping busy at helping with homework, arts & crafts, fun science projects, and fit club activities.
Family Dollars & Axium Foods
A special thank you to Family Dollars on 4th street in Beloit, WI for their continuous donations of cookies and candy and Axium Foods for their donation of chips. This helps with us sending our kids home with special treats for good behavior, getting good grades in school, and many other incentives. Thank you for all you do to make this a success for us!
Can you help us with some items for crafting?
We are looking for toilet paper rolls, “cardboard” egg cartons, and googly eyes. If you have any of this items, please drop them off to the Beloit location. Thank you!
South Beloit Upcoming Events:
South Beloit will be having its annual Halloween Party on October 19th, 4:30-8:00PM. This event is open to our members and their families. All who attend are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween Costumes! There will be a haunted house, games, prizes, and food! We look forward to seeing all the scary costumes!
- October 8 7AM-12PM there is a $10.00 fee, 12-5:30PM Free for all 2018 Members
- October 19 Halloween Party (see above information)
- October 20 Halloween Party at the Rock Grill in Beloit.
We are open on Tuesdays & Thursday 5:30-7:30PM for youth 11-18 years old.