The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1997, and the doors officially opened in 1999. Since then, the Club has served over 6,000 children and Teens and is the leading youth Advocacy non-Profit organization in Moore County.
Timeline of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills
1997 - Incorporated December 17, 1997 with seed grants from Pinehurst Resort, Boys & Girls Club of America, and Pepsi.
1999 – February 1, The Club opened its doors to members at the Southern Pines Public Housing Community Center. Robert Dedman Sr. and Pinehurst resort contributed $500,000 from the 1999 US Open.
2002 - A partnership was formed with the Town of Southern Pines, allowing the Club to move into the Old Fire Station.
2008 - A second location was opened at the Aberdeen Elementary School to serve more members in our community, especially those attending Aberdeen area schools.
2014 - The 5,000 Square Foot Baxter Teen Center was added to the existing Southern Pines location, giving Teen members a dedicated space.
2017 – Trinity Performing Arts Center opened at Trinity AME Zion church.
2021- The Trinity Unit relocated to the campus of Moore Montessori School in Southern Pines.
2022 - The Logan-Blake Unit welcomed Club kids for the first time. This space was renovated to replace our location at the old Aberdeen Elementary School.
Our Founding Board
Walker Morris, president
Captain James G. Wilson
Gen. Fran Roberts
Dr. William Stewart
Maj. Gen. Winat Sidel
Juanita Morrison, BGCA
Hoyt Bynum, Exec. Director
Robert Dedman, Sr
Lorraine Orr, BGCA