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2016 Pacific Leadership Conference

The 2016 Pacific Region Leadership Conference that was held in Scottsdale this year was a tremendous success! Check out some photos from the event:

In this photo Attorney General Mark Brnovich highlights the great working relationship and partnership between his office and the Arizona Alliance.

Here we see some amazing hoop dancers from the Lehi Branch of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

John Heitel was presented the prestigious 016 Board Member of the Year award by BGCA President Jim Clark at the conference.

Alliance Board President Andy Reese is shown addressing the attendees in a general session.

Here are Club members holding the flags from the Pacific Region (AK, AZ, CA, HI, ID, NV, OR, UT, WA and America Samoa).

 

2016 Boys & Girls Clubs of America Youth of the Year

Congratulations to Pacific Region's own Jocelyn W. from Silicon Valley who was named the 2016-17 National Youth of the Year! For more information please visit the Youth of the Year Website.

 

Save the Date & Participate: Triple Play Day 2016

In honor of more than 10 years of Triple Play, and to celebrate the health and wellness of our youth and teens, let’s rally together as a Movement this summer for a community-wide event that focuses on the mind, body and soul!

On Thursday, July 14, we are asking ALL Clubs to participate in Triple Play Day – a day focused on getting local communities moving, eating right and connecting with one another. It’s important for everyone to live a life of health and wellness, and it all starts at the Club. Does your Club not offer Triple Play? This is a great introduction to BGCA’s comprehensive healthy lifestyles program! To make it easy, click here to access the Triple Play Day Playbook (BGCA.net log-in required). The Triple Play Day Playbook makes it so that every Club can get their youth, teens, staff, volunteers, family, friends, area businesses – you name it – involved, with the goal of logging a collective ONE MILLION MINUTES of Triple Play activity from Clubs and communities around the country.

What’s next?

  • Take a peek at the Triple Play Day Playbook and decide how long you want to run Triple Play activities. We give you 60, 90 and 120 minute options.
  • Estimate how many Club members, staff members and local community members will be involved. Open your Club doors and inspire your entire community to get moving!

REGISTER HERE: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TriplePlayDay2016 and get your Club added to our growing total towards ONE MILLION MINUTES of Triple Play activity on Triple Play Day! Stay tuned for more communications from BGCA, including social media and marketing resources to spread the word!

Thank you for all that you do to support the health and wellness of our young people!

Sincerely,


Your BGCA Triple Play Team

Boys & Girls Clubs of Arizona have been awarded $670,000

Boys & Girls Clubs of Arizona have been awarded $670,000 from a special Arizona Attorney General’s fund to pay for anti-obesity and diabetes prevention programs over the next two years. The grant announced by the Arizona Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs on Thursday will fund a program promoting healthy living among children age 6 to 18 and one for American Indian youth designed to prevent early-onset diabetes.

Funding for the program is provided by the Office of the Arizona Attorney General as a result of its legal settlement against the maker of the drug Avandia.The money will go to groups addressing obesity. Including: Special Olympics, the Native American Community Health Center and the state health services and education departments.

See the press release here.


Triple Play Program

Triple Play: A Game Plan for the Mind, Body & Soul is a Boys & Girls Clubs of America curricula that promotes healthy living among children ages six to 18. The program is designed to be incorporated into multiple aspects of clubhouse activities and is a three-pronged strategy of empowering a young person’s mind, body and soul to choose a healthy lifestyle. The program is recognized on the Promising Practices Network and has strong outcomes in building fitness endurance and nutrition knowledge.

 

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