SBGC Newsletter | September 2018
Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs
Beloit, WI & South Beloit IL
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Camp
Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Camp was such an amazing experience! Not only for us as camp chaperones, but most importantly for our Club Kids!
The kids had the opportunity to experience all kinds of baseball and softball skills & drills that were taught by college coaches and players. Not only did the kids learn about baseball and softball, but they were taught about leadership, respect, and responsibility. The kids had the first time experience in an airport, airplane, traveling outside of the state, and spending an entire week away from home. It was a week these kids will never forget!
The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation is quite literally a life changing program for these kids. We at the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs were incredibly fortunate to be able to participate in this year’s camp.
Mark A. Rand,
Chief Professional Officer
It’s hard to believe as I write down these thoughts that Summer Programming at our clubs has come to an end. What a fun and impactful summer it was! As summer closes, the school year begins. Our Clubs fill that most important role as afterschool program providers.
I believe that the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs are poised to be one of the forces shaping the future of the Stateline area. We are serving the children of the Stateline and our future. Most of these children will remain or return to our community and become our future workforce, parents, volunteers and civic leaders. By providing academic support, good character and citizenship, life skills and mentoring, along with healthy lifestyles, it’s easy to imagine the impact of these efforts over the next 20 years.
If we don’t provide these essential skills for those that need us most, we can all imagine where they will end up. Research shows that children who come from poverty stricken homes have less access to summer programs, after school programs and mentoring. This social and academic achievement gap between children in poverty and those from higher income households is exactly what Boys & Girls Clubs mean by “those who need us most.” However, we can’t do it alone. It’s because of people like you that help us provide these skills. Please continue to help us secure the future of the Stateline area for ourselves and our children. Get involved – volunteer, take a tour of one of our clubs, continue to donate and support and make a difference. GREAT FUTURES START HERE!
Thanks for all you do,
Mark A. Rand
Chief Professional Officer
Our CareerTek crime scene investigations are all solved thanks to help from the City of Beloit Police Department professionals who were on had to help us learn more about what it takes to conduct an investigation. Participants lifted finger prints, learned how to approach a crime scene and tested their skills on a mock scene. A huge thank you to the City of Beloit Police Department, Lt. Sayles, SRO Ox, Detective Cassiopi, Detective McMasters, Detective Davies and J. Vance–you made this a great experience.
What an Amazing Difference!
Thank you to the City of Beloit City Council and Laura Williamson for recognizing Hendricks CareerTek’s Advanced Construction participants, CCI, and Krueger-Haskell staff for all of the hard work that was put in on renovating the men’s and women’s locker rooms at the golf course.
End of Summer Fun
To celebrate the last day of the Summer Programs the Beloit Boys and Girls Club hosted a carnival.
South Beloit Kids celebrated their last day of Summer with Splash Day! Members participated in different types of water games, got to throw paint and create a group splash art, hit piñatas, and had a cook out with CEO Mark Rand and Board President Matt Reynolds.
Please Join Us for the Next Coming Events
Culver’s Fundraiser for the Stateline Boys & Girls Clubs
On Wednesday, September 5 from 4-8PM the Beloit Culver’s is giving us and the Beloit College Football team an opportunity to help serve meals and greet customers. We will receive 10% of the proceeds from the evening. Please come out to help support our Clubs!
Beloit College Football Game “Kids & Family Day”
Free Admission for All Kids and Families to the Beloit College Buccaneers
on Saturday, September 8 with Pregame activities starting at 11:30AM
Enjoy games and prizes!
South Beloit Upcoming Events:
South Beloit will be holding its Annual “Day for Kids” Family Night on September 28 from 4:30-6:30PM.
We will have fun games and projects for family’s to partake in. We will also be offering half off 2019 memberships on this day only. Make sure to stop by!
South Beloit will be open for Early Release Days Sept 19 & 20 at 1:30PM. We will also be open on Sept 21 7AM-5:30PM; between the hours of 7AM-12PM there is a $10 AM fee, after 12PM all members with a 2018 membership are free to attend.
Day for Kids
The Stateline Beloit Club would like to remind you about “Day for Kids” that is taking place on September 28, 2018 from 3:00-6:00PM at the Beloit Club. Come ready to have a lot of fun and the entire family is welcome to join us too!!
This year we will be providing After School Shuttle Services to Hackett Elementary, Rock County Christian School, Cunningham Intermediate School, and McNeel Intermediate School. If you are interested, please stop by the club to sign your child up for the After School Shuttle Service. The shuttle service will start Tuesday, September 4, 2018.
In addition, we will be providing Before School Care to Aldrich, McNeel, and Cunningham Intermediate schools. If you are interested, you can register your child at their school that they will be attending. We will also be providing After School Care for Gaston, Robinson, and Todd Elementary schools at their site. If you are interested, the cost is $80.00 per month and a one-time fee of $20.00 for the school year membership. Please stop in and register your child today!! The fall program starts September 4, 2018.
We are excited to announce that we will be bringing back teen hours this year!! Youth ages 13-18 years of age are welcome to come and join us from 6:00-8:00PM every Tuesday and Thursday starting Tuesday, October 2, 2018. Our regular after school hours for all youth served ages 6-18 are 3:00-6:00PM Monday-Thursday.
Autorama is Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 8:00AM-4:00PM at Preservation Park. We are looking for children ages 6-18 years of age to volunteer for this event. If your child is interested, please contact the Beloit Stateline Boys & Girls Club at 608/365-8874. If you are not interested in volunteering, please just come and enjoy a fun-filled day, and check out some awesome cars. We hope to see you there!!
“Good to Great Activate 8th Annual Festival” is Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 11:00AM-3:30PM. Please bring your whole family to the BMHS Field House to enjoy a free enjoyable afternoon, you can go swimming, play games, lunch is served, connect with community organizations, and so much more. If you would like more information on the festival, please log on to www.facbook.com/GoodtoGreatActivate. It will be a great time!
Upcoming Events to Put on Your Calendar!
- September 5 Culver’s Fundraiser 4-8PM
- September 8 “Kids and Family Day” hosted by the Beloit College, Pregame Activities Start at 11:30AM
- September 16 Autorama 8AM-4PM at Preservation Park
- September 23 Good to Great Activate 8th Annual Festival at BMHS Field House
- November 15 Sips & Treats at the Beloit Club
- November 23 Tips for Kids
Thank you for your continued support