The Boys and Girls Club of Vacaville Feeds over 300 Students

by Brian Bentzen

The Boys and Girls club in Vacaville serves over 300 students, ages 6 to 18yrs. Years ago, they were awarded a BNI Foundation Givers Gain Grant due to a nomination by Susan Schwartz, BNI Director Consultant BNI CA San Francisco North Bay. They purchased Tower Gardens to teach the students about gardening and nutrition.  They are growing tomatoes, pumpkin, basil, Swiss chard, kale, onions, cucumbers, cilantro and peppers.

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The Triad’s 2016 Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Last year’s golf tournament was a success, raising thousands of dollars for the Boys and Girls Club. The folks involved in the Business Voices movement are preparing for the second annual golf tournament on September 30, which is a Friday. That gives the team the summer to put things in order for a fantastic day for the community.

This year’s golf tournament will be at the Maple Chase Country Club, and will feature raffles, swag bags full of goodies, and of course various golfing packages for visitors and their friends.

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Golfing for Kids and Other Upcoming Projects

Golfing and raising money for children’s charities — what could be better on a sunny afternoon? On September 18 the Triad BNI chapters did just that.

The recent Winston Lake golf tournament was a successful fundraiser for local kids’ memberships to the Salvation Army’s Boy’s and Girl’s Club of America. This program helps kids in need receive the mentoring and great learning activities to grow through after school programs. BNI has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of America in the past, but this is a first for the version of the club run by the Salvation Army.

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