PROGRAM & FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich hosts several annual events that significantly fund the Club’s programs. In addition, BGCG offers underwriting opportunities for our Member Program Events such as the Thanksgiving Feast and Holiday Party.
For more information, please contact Michele Smith, Special Events Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-869-3224 ext 139.
Friday, September 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM
Cocktails and music provide the backdrop for our largest fundraiser of the year each September. An elegant, themed cocktail party, our Annual Benefit features music, great food, and a vibrant crowd. We typically host 450+ guests at this not-to-be-missed social event in Greenwich.
Sunday, October 3, 2021
This fun-filled family event is for runners and walkers who enjoy a competitive adventure on our rugged, 3.1 mile wooded course with natural and man-made obstacles and plenty of MUD!
Muddy Up 5K Family Run & Walk
Muddy Up 2019
Date is to be announced
Each January, BGCG holds our much anticipated Swim-a-Thon. Club members spend a Saturday morning swimming laps as friends and family members cheer them on. Money raised from the event enables the Club to provide aquatic programs to our members free of charge.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 6:30 PM
Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Club of America’s premier recognition program, encouraging Club members to reach their full potential by achieving academic excellence, leading a healthy lifestyle, and embracing the values of leadership and service. Each year, BGCG selects several extraordinary teen members as our Youth of the Year finalists. From these, the individual who most embodies our mission, values, and spirit is selected as our Youth of Year winner and represents our Club in a statewide competition.
During the week of Halloween, the Club hosts a Halloween party where Club kids travel in small groups to our parking lot full of decked-out car trunks filled with goodies. BGCG’s Torch Club also hosts a haunted house fundraiser where members can pay $2 for a “terrifying” walk around the haunted halls of the Clubhouse.
An annual tradition since 2002, nearly 350 boys and girls feast on traditional Thanksgiving fare. Held a few days before Thanksgiving, this event offers Club members a chance to eat a delicious and nutritious meal as a “family” with their Clubhouse friends and Club staff. BGCG’s Board of Directors, Alumni, town officials, and Greenwich first responders love participating as servers in this special holiday tradition.
In mid-December, Club members take part in a special “giving party.” At this event, members select gifts that they will give to their family members. A group of volunteers collects gift donations, setting up a “store” boys and girls can “shop” from for their family. Members then head into the holiday party hall to have their gifts wrapped, enjoy listening to holiday music, and participate in a number of creative gift-making activities.
The holiday season starts early in December when Club kids, families, and members of the community join Santa Claus for breakfast. Stacks of pancakes fill the Game Room while children of all ages share their wish list with Old Saint Nick.
Each spring, a host of Club members perform and work backstage as crew on the Club’s musical production. An army of youth assists with the sets, costumes, and props to help bring the production to life. Many volunteers, including parents, collaborate with staff in making the production a success.
Since 1968, the Club’s Annual Awards Night recognizes members and volunteers for their outstanding contributions to the Club. From the Fine Arts Award to the Junior Swimmer of the Year Award, numerous Club members are celebrated for their achievements.