Southern Pines Elks gives to Trinity Unit of Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills

By Larry Smith / November 7, 2023

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills, Trinity Unit, received $1,500 from the Southern Pines Elks, BPOE 1692 Veterans Committee to upgrade their game room.  Unit Director Katrina Williams…

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By Larry Smith / November 3, 2023

The Boys & Girls of the Sandhills is pleased to announce seven new board members, including Mary Logan, Kimberly Davis, Paul Whit Howard, Gena Smith, Mark Scott, Nancy Kiska, and…

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Ribbon Cutting at BGCS at Sandhills Community College

By Larry Smith / August 3, 2023

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills held an open house, and ribbon cutting Tuesday, along with Sandhills Community College and the Moore County Chamber of Commerce. It was…

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BGCS Announces New Board

By Larry Smith / August 3, 2023

The Boys & Girls of the Sandhills is pleased to announce six new board members, including Mary Logan, Kimberly Davis, Paul Whit Howard, Gena Smith, Mark Scott, and Pat Rudovsky.…

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By Larry Smith / June 26, 2023

The path to great futures is rarely linear. It’s a journey comprised of many moments that teach us who we are and what we want to become. Ke’Ziah Simpson’s journey with BGCS started in 4th grade, eight years ago. When she started at the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills it was different. “Everyone was at one Club from kindergarten thru High School. “I was used to being the oldest at home”, she said. “I really liked it though because it felt like a second family, and they really took me in”.
It was evident as we were chatting, so many of the Members, her friends, stopped for a hug, high five, or a smile and greeting. It was a big day for Ke’Ziah as she receives her Alumni pin and makes it all official on the national Boys & Girls of America website in front of all of her peers and staff who seem more like her family. One in 19 million Americans is a club kid.

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Jersey Mikes sets new record for Day of Giving for BGCS

By Larry Smith / May 17, 2023

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills is pleased to announce that Jersey Mike’s of Aberdeen and Pinehurst donated a total of $22,370 as a result of their Month of Giving and Day of Giving.

The month of giving allows customers the opportunity to donate before a customer orders a meal.  The day of giving, which was March 29, is a day when 100% of all sales go to charities selected by local stores.  The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills was honored to be selected.  We are so grateful to Daniel, Cindy, Patrick, and their staff at Jersey Mike’s Subs in Aberdeen and Pinehurst and everyone who purchased a Sub to support the Club on the day of giving!

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Partnership with BGCS and Weymouth Equestrians is Galloping along

By Larry Smith / April 19, 2023

For Alisah, Jasmine, Taylor, and Anna it’s not just any day at the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills but it’s a special day, as they finish their homework and grab a hot meal excitement grows because they are about to see their new best friend Savannah V at the newly remodeled barn at the Weymouth Center.
As they get off the BGCS bus, they are greeted by Kelly Dobert, Director of Weymouth Equestrians, which has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills to provide young people the opportunity to learn to ride and care for horses on Weymouth’s historic property.  As they gather, the first thing they all ask about is Savannah V and Dobert smiles and explains that she’s out in the pasture still getting comfortable with her new surroundings. She asks each of the members what they learned last week and Taylor pipes in,” To count the poop”. Kelly responds,” Yes, that’s just one of the ways that keep a check on the health of the horse”.

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     BGCS 25th Anniversary Youth of the Year Announced

By Larry Smith / March 6, 2023

It was a homecoming for some past-year winners who returned for the 25th Anniversary Youth of the Year event to reflect, share their stories, and showcase their talents. BGCS 2015 Youth of the Year winner Daniel Roberts reflected on how the Club helped him find a career path as a WNCN News Producer. His sister Edith Roberts, who was Youth of the Year in 2014, shared her gift of music as she mesmerized everyone with her masterful playing of the violin. Other former Youth of the Year winners including Kadisha Taylor, Monique Kiser, Jasmine Gray, Shu’ Diamond Utley, Brianna Brewington, and Ke’Ziah Simpson all came to support this year’s winner and catch up with staff and old friends.

Cory Dunn, Precious Dunn, and Jai’Torian Medley prepared for weeks in order to meet all the criteria to be eligible for Youth of the Year. Each candidate touched the crowd of approximately 200 people with their stories. Last year’s 2022 Youth of the Year, Tamia McKinnon shared “that the Judges had enjoyed meeting each candidate and said that it was a hard choice because each of them was so uniquely qualified”.

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Pinehurst Rotary celebrates 10th year of “Happy Feet”

By Larry Smith / August 22, 2022

Saturday, August 20th was a happy day for close to 100 members of the Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills. The doors of the Show Carnival in Aberdeen opened at 7am with over 30 members from the Rotary Club of Pinehurst eagerly waiting to usher a young person in to pick out a special pair of shoes for the new school year.  
It was the 10th year of this special event called “Happy Feet.” The driving force of this event, Ed Biebrich said, “I don’t think it ever gets old. Each year you see new faces and it’s much more than a charity thing for us, it’s a signature program for the club.”  

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Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills participates in philanthropy program to maximize impact in community  

By Larry Smith / August 2, 2022

The Boys & Girls Club of the Sandhills is one of 30 non-profit agencies in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida that are successfully participating in a Duke Energy philanthropy program aimed at supporting agency operations by reducing costs and offering support services.
To implement the program, Duke Energy collaborated with Restore Global, a worldwide organization that helps nonprofits maximize their impact.
Duke Energy’s $82,000 investment is allowing Restore Global to provide direct benefits to help these organizations better serve customers.

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