February 20, 2013
Lynetta McCoy has told the teenagers the ugly truth, but not the younger kids. Instead, the smallest of the 50 or so children who regularly eat meals and receive tutoring at the Boys & Girls Club at Admiral Oaks in Annapolis believe that the club's recently stolen Xbox Kinect video game system stopped working. McCoy, the club's director, brought her own Xbox from home for the kids to use on Wednesday. She's still unsure how she'll explain everything else that disappeared during the burglary of more than $15,000 worth of club computers, electronics and cash earlier this week.
November 21, 2012
With each passing year, the connection between Lardarius Webb and the Webster Kendrick Boys & Girls Club strengthens. For the fourth consecutive year, the Ravens cornerback and the Lardarius Webb Foundation sponsored a Thanksgiving event for the club Tuesday evening, and the event gets larger each November. After distributing more than 300 turkeys and side dishes in 2011, the drive delivered more than 500 turkeys to families who stood in a line that snaked from just outside of the gymnasium at Callaway Elementary School - which shares the same building as the Boys & Girls Club - to a paved section outside of an entrance.
September 10, 2012
The Laurel Boys and Girls Club's mission is to work in partnership with the greater Laurel area community in providing educational and recreational activities for youths and families. Our mission cannot be realized without the tremendous amount of support extended to us from dedicated volunteers, grantors, businesses and the community who believe in our programming, service to families and youths and realize the positive impact the club has on the greater Laurel area. Just recently, such a supporter, Laurel Art Center, who recently closed its business on Main Street after over 40 years of providing a service to Laurel, contacted the club expressing a wish to give a last tribute to the club by conducting a fundraiser at the Laurel Art Center.
April 25, 2012
One of the organizations I have long respected in this community is the Boys and Girls Clubs of Harford County. It went through some rough times many years ago, in the mid-1990s . Its executive director resigned for "undisclosed reasons," according to an article in The Aegis in May 1997 announcing the appointment of a new executive director, Don Mathis . He took over after a "few tumultuous years of poor management," ...
February 22, 2012
A youth career fair, with keynote speaker Randy Edsall, head football coach at University of Maryland, will be held Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Laurel Boys and Girls Club, 701 Montgomery St. The program is presented by High School Development Program-Extended and Laurel Boys and Girls Club. Representatives from several career industries will be present, including education (college level), insurance, marketing, physical therapy, banking and child care and development.
February 10, 2012
Hard work and sweat on the wrestling mats that started in mid-November paid off Feb. 1 as the Laurel Boys and Girls Club captured the program's first-ever Southern Maryland Junior Wrestling dual meet championship. The squad overcame adversity with dedication and determination while forming a winning bond that peaked at the right time. "Our youth worked very hard to achieve this measure of success," coach Steve Overton noted. In the tournament, held at Patuxent High School, Laurel defeated Calvert, 80-60 in the first round, and Glenarden, 76-71 in the second round.