A round of golf can help kids get on the right path.
The annual Boys & Girls Club tournament takes place Saturday, May 4, at the Manteca Golf Course. Entry fees are $90 per or $360 for a foursome for those that register by April 27. The cost goes up to $100 per person and $400 per foursome after that date.
The club has been an effective positive influence on the lives of well over 6,000 youth since it first opened its doors nearly 40 years ago. Success stories range from members who were able to access tutoring and mentorship at the club to become the first college and even high school graduates in their families to those that have been able to overcome challenges and stay focused on their future by accessing services and programs at the clubhouse at 545 W. Alameda St.
The club offers a wide repertoire of programs ranging from homework assistance, art, sports, karate, dance, a teen room, and games room to organized activities. The life-enhancing programs are designed to help develop character to empower youth to make the right decisions.
The bottom line is the club is designed and operated as a safe place for kids to learn and grow and to just hang out being kids.
Today, there are 1,600 plus different youth that access Boys & girls programs in Manteca throughout the year.
It costs the club $430 per year to provide programs on a per member basis. The annual membership fee is $65 although that is waived via scholarships provided by organizations such as Soroptimists for youth from families that can’t afford the cost. Events such as the golf tournament on May 4 generate funds to help keep the doors open for kids.
The entry fee covers golf, cart, food and drinks on the course, and awards luncheon, raffle and live auction. Contests include putting a hole in one to win a new car from American Chevrolet as well as closest to the pin contests.
Tee time is 8 a.m. on May 4.
Registration forms at bgmanteca.org, at the clubhouse at 545 Alameda St., emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 209 239-KIDS (5531).