Boys & Girls Clubs of America celebrates the importance of establishing stronger relationships between adults and youth by leading the BGC Day for Kids effort. Held annually on the third Saturday in September, BGC Day for Kids was established to encourage adults and children to spend meaningful time together.

Research shows that adults spending meaningful time with young people helps kids develop a positive self-image, and a sense of belonging, usefulness and purpose. Now more than ever, BGC Day for Kids encourages adults and youth to take a break from their busy lives, and enjoy spending time together.

More than a thousand Day for Kids events took place across the nation and on U.S. military bases overseas. Our very own celebration took place at 70 Nick Cosmos Way and was attended by 200 of our members and their families.

Our Kids Day featured a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu demonstration by MMA great, Gabriel Santos, volleyball and basketball games as well as an open swim in our beautifully refurbished pool. McGruff the police canine who reminded kids to stay off drugs and stay in school was one of our visitors as well. Jose Rubero of Nuestras Raices rode his Paso Fino, as he has many times before in the New York City Hispanic Parade, Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade and numerous other Hispanic Festivals. We served both American fare as well as Hispanic fare to our company. Staff as well as parent and Board volunteers served hotdogs, pinchos, popcorn, sno-cones and a variety of other snacks and beverages to our appreciative guests.

Please consider joining us next year for this fun-filled, family oriented day. Your kids will thank you!

Prev Next

School-Aged Childcare

21-09-2011 Hits:4255 Program & Services Super User - avatar Super User

School-Aged Childcare

The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke offers a School-Aged Childcare Program year-round. This program takes place at 70 Nick Cosmos Way. It serves children who enrolled in kindergarten...

Read more

Toys For Tots

16-12-2014 Hits:65 News Super User - avatar Super User

Toys For Tots

     We would like to thank Toys for Tots and The Westover Marine Corps for their generous donation of toys to The Holyoke Boys and Girls Club.      For two years...

Read more

The Stop & Shop …

20-06-2014 Hits:1252 News Super User - avatar Super User

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with 100 Days of Giving

A great big thank you to The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company for donating $1,000 to the Holyoke Boys & Girls Club!!  This year, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company...

Read more

2014 Youth of the Ye…

19-06-2014 Hits:1461 News Super User - avatar Super User

2014 Youth of the Year – Sonya Rivera

2014 Youth of the Year – Sonya Rivera Boys & Girls Club of Greater Holyoke is honored to announce the winner of its 2014 Youth of the Year award – Sonya...

Read more

Congratulations to a…

27-02-2014 Hits:2930 News Super User - avatar Super User

Congratulations to all our award winners

2014 Annual Dinner 2013 Thomas E. Griffin Meritorious Service Award – Mindy L. Karakula For many years the Board of Directors of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holyoke has recognized...

Read more