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May 1, 2016
The Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia hosted the Winemaker's Private Reserve on April 7 at a black-tie event celebrating businessman Pete Musser, a bold change-maker. About 500 attended the event at the Union League. On April 8, the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia hosted an evening of fun, friends, wine, and cheese at the Convention Center attended by 3,500. The mission of the organization is to help young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, and to provide a safe place to learn and grow with the help of caring and professional adults and great programs.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawsuit filed last week accuses the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia of negligence related to an alleged lewd assault of a 12-year-old boy by a counselor. The suit, filed in Common Pleas Court, states that on May 8, the boy was among several children taken from the Germantown Boys and Girls Club to a musical at the Kimmel Center by the counselor, Percival Outland. "At all times during the show, defendant Outland exhibited lewd and inappropriate behavior," including grabbing the boy's hand and placing it on his genitals, according to the suit.
NEWS
March 23, 2011 | By Kia Gregory, Inquirer Staff Writer
The goal was one year. Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino assured the youth at the Nicetown Boys and Girls Club last spring that he'd help their crumbling haven get an overdue makeover. Through the foundation that bears his name, Victorino and his wife donated $900,000 to the club, and construction on the 105-year-old building, once slated for possible closing, began last week. The updated center - with its upgraded teen room, technology center, fully equipped gym, and art room, among other offerings - is scheduled to reopen in late summer.
NEWS
August 1, 2012 | By Sean Carlin and Daily News Staff Writer
OFFICIALS at the Shane Victorino Nicetown Boys and Girls Club said Tuesday that they'll miss the namesake benefactor whose generous contribution funded a major portion of the club's renovation. "We will miss him physically, but his impact will always be remembered," Director Anthony Powell said at the club, which reopened eight months ago, after he heard the news that the Flyin' Hawaiian was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. "We're sorry that he had to go. " Victorino and his wife, Melissa, donated $900,000 through the Shane Victorino Foundation to renovate the century-old facility at 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue.
NEWS
December 26, 2004 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
Around the nation and the state, reports of gang activity among young people are on the rise. Although gangs are not a problem in Glassboro, officials there are taking steps to head off any. With a $50,000 grant from the state Attorney General's Office, the Glassboro Boys and Girls Club Inc. recently incorporated Project Vision, an anti-gang initiative that will introduce new programs and expand existing activities at the club to give children from...
NEWS
June 27, 1999 | By Dan Hardy, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
For the last decade, the Boys' and Girls' Club of Chester has had the only open-air swimming pools in Chester, a struggling city of about 40,000. That will change next month, when the city opens up a large municipal pool. What won't change, however, is the club's decades-long tradition of providing sanctuary to children from Chester's often-dangerous streets under the firm hand of such leaders as executive director George E. Carter, a well-loved practitioner of the tough-but-tender school of child guidance.
NEWS
November 2, 1989 | By Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
The lesson for the day was hurricanes in general. Hugo in particular. The class learned well. Not only did the young students find out about the devastation and havoc Hurricane Hugo inflicted in September, but they got hands-on experience on how to help the victims of the killer 'cane. So tomorrow, a van hauling bleach, beans, buckets and brooms will leave the Nicetown Boys & Girls Club, 18th Street and Hunting Park Avenue, for a muddied and badly damaged youth club in Charleston, S.C. The idea of the Nicetown kids lending a hand to their inner-city peers in Charleston was sparked during the club's daily after-school tutoring program on Sept.
NEWS
May 11, 2003 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
In a weather-beaten building that was once home to a Howard Johnson's restaurant on Route 130 in Burlington Township, a stone's throw from Willingboro, Ted Nixon has set up shop for the administrative office of the Boys and Girls Club of Burlington County. Inside the dingy structure, still damp and chilled from a harsh winter, executive director Nixon is not deterred from his mission of researching, procuring funding and implementing programs for the 300 children, 13 to 18 years old from throughout Burlington County, who are involved in the program.
NEWS
January 12, 2003 | By Rosalee Polk Rhodes INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
It's about time. That was the response, along with a sigh of relief, from Florence Fleuristal as she returned registration forms for her daughters to participate in the first Boys and Girls Club in Paulsboro. "They need something to do around here," said Fleuristal, a mother of four who lives about a block from the club. "There is no after-school program and nothing to do on weekends. This is something they can get involved in. " Her daughters, Naika and Kimberly, were among the first of several hundred children and adolescents who are expected to become members of the nationally known club.
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NEWS
June 26, 2016 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Staff Writer
Arthur Robert Marsden, 92, of Philadelphia, a World War II veteran and former executive director of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, died Sunday, June 19, of pneumonia at Lima Estates in Media. Known as "Bob," Mr. Marsden was born in Philadelphia to Arthur E. and Edna Milner Marsden. He graduated from Northeast High School, and played soccer and basketball at Temple University, where he received both undergraduate and graduate degrees. In March 1943, Mr. Marsden joined the Army to fight in World War II. Trained as a rifleman, he participated in Allied campaigns in the Rhineland, Ardennes, and central Europe, including the Battle of the Bulge.
NEWS
May 9, 2016
1 A tree grows near State Road and Linden To kick off this year's Love Your Park Week, Mayor Kenney will help plant trees near the fishing pier in Pleasant Hill Park in Torresdale today. More than 100 volunteers are expected to help clean and mulch at the park, starting at 8:30 a.m. The mayor and other dignitaries speak at 11:30 a.m. 2 Juniata Park Parade returns After a 15-year absence, the Juniata Park Parade is back, beginning at 1 p.m. today. This year's parade features the Samuel Fels High School Band and the Polish American String Band.
NEWS
May 1, 2016
The Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia hosted the Winemaker's Private Reserve on April 7 at a black-tie event celebrating businessman Pete Musser, a bold change-maker. About 500 attended the event at the Union League. On April 8, the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia hosted an evening of fun, friends, wine, and cheese at the Convention Center attended by 3,500. The mission of the organization is to help young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, and to provide a safe place to learn and grow with the help of caring and professional adults and great programs.
NEWS
August 20, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lawsuit filed last week accuses the Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia of negligence related to an alleged lewd assault of a 12-year-old boy by a counselor. The suit, filed in Common Pleas Court, states that on May 8, the boy was among several children taken from the Germantown Boys and Girls Club to a musical at the Kimmel Center by the counselor, Percival Outland. "At all times during the show, defendant Outland exhibited lewd and inappropriate behavior," including grabbing the boy's hand and placing it on his genitals, according to the suit.
BUSINESS
May 21, 2015 | By Bob Fernandez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Boys and Girls Club in Germantown has all the trappings of the pre-World War I building it is: a third-floor gym; warrens of dilapidated rooms on multiple floors; a chained-off, caved-in pool. Not for much longer. On Tuesday afternoon, Comcast Corp. announced that it would spearhead a $40 million fund-raising drive that will allow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia to demolish the Germantown club and replace it with a modern one named after the founder of the media and cable company, Ralph J. Roberts, 95, who lived in Germantown as a young man. Improvements to what will be called the Ralph J. Roberts Boys and Girls Club include a double gym for sports tournaments and a hockey rink financed through Ed Snider's charitable foundation.
NEWS
April 24, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
PAT DUNLEAVY was getting some medical tests last December and, for no particular reason, his wife, Alice, said, "He never got his Bronze Star. " Pat Dunleavy, an Army combat veteran of some of the toughest fighting in the South Pacific in World War II, rarely spoke about his experiences. So, it was a surprise to his son-in-law, William O'Donnell, that there were missing commendations. When he asked Pat about it, he got an even bigger suprise. "Billy," Pat said, "they owe me four Bronze Stars.
NEWS
June 17, 2014 | By Jan Hefler, Inquirer Staff Writer
As a girl growing up in Galloway Township, just outside Atlantic City, Cierra Kaler-Jones was wowed by the beauty pageant queens who visited her elementary school after they won. "All the little girls dreamed of being Miss America - you look at the crown, and the sash, and the glamor and think it's the end-all deal," she said. But as the newly crowned Miss New Jersey, the Rutgers University student said she now understands the role is much more. "It's about working for your community . . . and being intelligent and a mentor to others," she said in an interview Sunday, a day after she captured the title at the Ocean City Music Pier.
NEWS
June 13, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
East Camden Middle School student Vaughn Williams took an idea - about a place both physical and spiritual - and ran with it. Halfway across the country. In Denver on May 9, Williams, assisted by eighth-grade classmate Fredrick Henderson, addressed about 150 people during a national Youth Development Institute conference. Their presentation featured video, a logo (an empty cube), and audience participation. It centered on a notion called "The Third Space," where one can find solitude or community, stress reduction, or strength of purpose.
NEWS
October 12, 2013 | By Matt Katz, Inquirer Trenton Bureau
The students assembled at the Boys and Girls Club in East Camden stood in stunned silence when Gov. Christie walked into the building Thursday. They were not awed by the governor, but rather by his companion, 7-foot-1 Shaquille O'Neal, the 15-time NBA all-star. "Just remember," O'Neal told the students in a soft baritone, "it doesn't matter where you're from; it just matters where you're going. . . . If Shaq can do it, you guys can do it. " And Shaq certainly did it. He began at age 7 going to the Boys and Girls Club across from the projects in Newark, N.J., where he lived.
NEWS
June 17, 2013 | By Patricia Mans, For The Inquirer
Although Nyaire enjoys playing football and running track, his favorite sport is basketball. In fact, the 14-year-old is so passionate about the game that he dreams of playing it professionally some day. His proudest achievement was winning his first basketball championship at the Boys and Girls Club. His most prized possessions are his basketball and his sneakers. Outgoing, happy, and cooperative, Nyaire gets along well with adults and with his peers. In his foster placement, he cheerfully helps around the house, including vacuuming, doing laundry, washing dishes, cleaning the kitchen, and taking out the trash.
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