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Special Thanks to Disney & Bank of America

Challengers would like to extend a special thank you to DISNEY for their donation of $5,000 and 500 tickets to our Club. We greatly appreciate Disney’s continued support of our organization!

Thank you to Bank of America for sponsoring the 2012 BGCA Youth of the Year Awards Event!Last year was Challengers’ first year in attendance, and our Youth of the Year (Aaron Willis), Parents, Staff and Board Members were all very excited to represent our Club at such an important and memorable event. We are looking forward to the upcoming Youth of the Year event!

Challengers 43rd Annual Pancake Breakfast & Community Health Fair - Saturday, July 16th 7am - Noon

Challengers Alumni "All-Star" Basketball Game - Saturday, July 2nd 2011

Challengers Boys & Girls Club to participate in Guinness World Record Attempt on Tuesday, March 22nd at 3pm

Challengers Boys & Girls Club (along with Boys & Girls Clubs across America) will be participating in a Guinness World Record Attempt (for “Most People Simultaneously doing ‘Star Jumps‘” also known as Jumping Jacks) on Tuesday, March 22nd at 3pm (actual attempt will be at 3:30 pm and will last two minutes). Olympic Gold Medalist, Dominique Dawes will be present at the event to lead the effort.

EVERYONE is invited to participate (Club members, Staff, Parents, Neighbors & the entire community)!!

Helen Washington Award Reception - Sunday, Nov. 21st

Helen Washington Award Reception

Sunday, November 21st @ 2:00 pm

Challengers Boys and Girls Club
5029 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Deadline to purchase tickets: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 at 5:00pm

* Each family is required to purchase 1 book (4) tickets at $20.00 (All children 3 and over are required to have a ticket). Additional tickets are $5.00 each

History of Helen Washington Award Reception

In the early 1990’s an Angel was sent to Challengers as a parent volunteer. This angel was known to us as Helen Elizabeth Washington. Ms. Washington won three consecutive Parent of the Year awards for her exceptional service and extraordinary leadership.

On December 8, 1995, after retiring from a 26 year career with LAUSD and at the urging of “Big Brother” Lou Dantzler, Ms. Washington began her career here at Challengers as the Volunteer Coordinator and as an Executive Board member of Challengers’ Board of Directors. As Volunteer Coordinator, Ms. Washington was responsible for selecting a parent to become Challengers Parent of the Year.

On August 29, 2001, our angel was relieved of her duties here on earth. In her honor the Parent of the Year Award was renamed “The Helen Washington Parent of the Year Award” and the reception has since been renamed “The Helen Washington Award Reception”.

4th Annual Champions of Education Golf Invitational - September 10, 2010

To register, please visit http://cbgcla.org/#/events/
and select “to register CLICK Here”.

42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast & Community Health Fair - Sat. July 17th 2010

Challengers Boys & Girls Club’s

42nd Annual Pancake Breakfast & Community Health Fair

Saturday, July 17th 2010

7am – 12pm

Challengers Boys & Girls Club

5029 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90037

* Open to the public *

Tickets are $ 3.00 per person and include full breakfast (Pancakes, eggs, sausage, potatoes, juice & coffee).

** The event will also feature a Community Health Fair, with many local health organizations participating. The Crest Smile Shoppe (Challengers in-house dental center) will provide free dental screenings and oral health information.