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Dynamic Kansas City Teen Wins Youth of the Year Honor for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City

For Immediate Release:
Kansas City, MO, February 8, 2017 – Selected among several local exceptional youth, KaeShawn Smith was chosen the 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Youth of the Year and will next compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Missouri Youth of the Year title and a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

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David A. Smith, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s President, will retire after nearly 25 Years Serving Club Youth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 27, 2017 Kansas City, Mo – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announced today that David A. Smith will retire from his role as President in the Spring of 2018. Smith will continue with the Clubs through April 2018 to ensure a smooth and successful transition for his successor. Smith has led the organization since 1994, ensuring quality after-school and summer time youth development programs for Kansas City youth.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS TO HIT IT “BIG” AT 2017 KIDS NIGHT OUT EVENT WITH MUSIC GROUP LITTLE BIG TOWN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Kansas City, Mo – Winners of two ACM awards, an Emmy and three CMA awards, including the 2016 CMA Vocal Group of the Year award, Little Big Town is set to headline the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s 2017 Kids Night Out event at the Overland Park Convention Center in Overland Park, KS on Friday, April 7, 2017. The evening will include a private acoustic performance and a question and answer session. Presented by DST with Honorary Chairs Nancy and Steve Hooley, the 2017 Kids Night Out event will raise funds to support the annual operating budget of six area Club locations serving nearly 1,000 youth each day – and all money raised stays right here in Kansas City.

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TRAVIS KELCE LAUNCHES PROMOTION TO SUPPORT SPORTS PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 3, 2016
Kansas City, Mo – Kansas City Chiefs Pro Bowl tight end Travis Kelce and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announce today a new program during the 2016 NFL season for fans to join Kelce in support of the Clubs’ sport programs for kids. Fans can share in Travis Kelce’s success through a unique, performance based campaign called Catches for Kids.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY SPORTSFEST LUNCHEON FEATURES A CONVERSATION WITH LEGENDARY SPORTS FIGURE HERSCHEL WALKER

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 17, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 17, 2016) – The Kansas City Royals are teaming up with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City to bring Herschel Walker to town in support of the Clubs’ youth sports programs. Heisman Trophy winning, professional football player, sprinter, Olympic bobsledder and mixed martial artist, Herschel Walker is the featured guest at the Clubs’ second annual SportsFest Luncheon, Wednesday, July 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM at North Club – Arrowhead Stadium.

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY ANNOUNCES 2016 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 9, 2016
KANSAS CITY, Mo — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (BGCGKC) honored five Alumni Hall of Fame inductees during the Clubs’ Graduation Celebration on Tuesday, May 3, at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, 4801 Rockhill Road, Kansas City, Missouri.

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LOCAL TEEN RECIEVES MOST PRESTIGIOUS HONOR; NAMED MISSOURI YOUTH OF THE YEAR BY BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA

[KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI], April 14, 2016 – Selected among ten outstanding youth, Vanesa Rodriguez has been named the Missouri Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). The Youth of the Year title is a prestigious honor bestowed upon an exemplary young person in recognition of leadership, service, academic excellence and dedication to live a healthy lifestyle.

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EXCEPTIONAL KANSAS CITY TEEN WINS YOUTH OF THE YEAR HONOR FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 18, 2016
Kansas City, Mo – Selected among several local outstanding youth, Vanesa Rodriguez will compete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Missouri Youth of the Year title and a $5,000 college scholarship from Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA).

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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES TIP OFF READING PROGRAM IN KANSAS CITY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 10, 2016
Kansas City, Mo – Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City announced today the “Tip-Off” of The BIG Game: Dribble, Pass, Read! – a targeted middle school reading initiative. The program in partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) and National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) is designed to inspire and motivate youth to read in a literacy project-based challenge.

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TRAVIS KELCE RECEIVES THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF GREATER KANSAS CITY ROLE MODEL OF THE YEAR AWARD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, January 29, 2016
Kansas City, Mo – Kansas City Chiefs tight end, Travis Kelce was honored for serving as a positive youth role model by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City at its Annual Meeting on January 29, 2016. This award is presented annually to an individual who maintains a high profile in the community and serves as a positive example for youth through his or her responsible actions. Kelce was selected for the Role Model of the Year award by Boys & Girls Clubs members.

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