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By: Kevin McKenna | September 3, 2005
Time flies when you are having fun. So, it is hard to believe that the Burbank Boys and Girls Club has been open for 10 years. It seems like yesterday that the first few neighborhood children showed up for the free popcorn, hot dogs, soda at the ribbon-cutting, kick-off ceremony, Sept. 9, 1995. Over the last 10 years, I noticed how the organization had become a home away from home for a lot of its young members. Furthermore, I realized that these children were becoming more positive, confident and were also learning self worth, usefulness, teamwork and how to express themselves more effectively.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill | October 5, 2005
Jumping up and down under blue and white balloons, dozens of Burbank Boys and Girls club members cheered as some of them won bicycles during a raffle held at the club's 10th anniversary celebration on Friday. There was pizza and ice cream as part of the celebration -- and the children received a visit from several Burbank Boys and Girls Club alumni, who participated in the club when it first opened. It was that opening that young and older celebrated Friday.
NEWS
March 10, 2005
When residents are roused in union against a development or project in their neighborhood, the natural question to ask is: Why? Perhaps it causes untenable gridlock. Maybe it will destroy views. It might alter, for the worse, the feel and look of the area. Or it could be something so terrible, so-unneighborly, that it will lower property values. That question was a first to rise when considering opposition to a Boys and Girls Club that has been proposed for a site next to Westmont School on Heil Avenue at the Huntington Beach and Westminster border.
NEWS
September 30, 1999
Ellen McCarty HUNTINGTON BEACH -- "Fractured Follies," the 21st annual Boys & Girls Club fund-raiser, brought in more than $100,000 Friday for the club's operation, said Tanya Grimes, the chief executive. Of that, $30,000 will go toward paying off the debt at the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club facility in Huntington Beach. Complemented by silent and live auctions, the show poked fun at classic TV shows, including "CHiPs," with Fountain Valley Chief of Police Elvin Miali playing a renegade "CHiP," and the "Beverly Hillbillies," with Huntington Beach Mayor Peter Green, Huntington Beach Union School District Supt.
NEWS
September 27, 2001
The South Huntington Beach seventh-grade girls' All-Net basketball team came up big on the weekend by defeating Newport Mesa, 35-23. Meryl Engler scored 17 points to pace the victory and Sarah Marsh finished with eight points. The RoundBall Revolution Basketball Club will conduct team tryouts on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Huntington Beach. The tryout is for young girls born in 1988 and 1989 who have some basketball experience and ability.
NEWS
May 16, 2002
o7 The Independent went to the Kid Connection branch of the Boys and Girls Club to ask children, what they want to be when they grow up.f7 "I want to be a football player and go to college and then try out for the Minnesota Vikings." Kiefer Ordaz, 12 "I want to be a mom and a nurse. I want to work at a hospital with newborn infants." Hailey Boyd, 10 "A policeman, because they put bad people in jail and catch people when they're stealing."
NEWS
July 3, 2003
Elderly couple robbed in their home An elderly couple was bound and robbed in their Huntington Beach home last week by a man who entered with phony questions about landscaping before brandishing a shotgun. Police are still looking for the robber, described as a black male in his mid-30s of medium height and build. He was reportedly wearing dark clothing and carrying an unidentified handgun. The robbery occurred at 4 p.m. June 26 at the couple's home in the 4000 block of Trumbull Drive.
NEWS
March 14, 2002
FRIDAY "The Many Faces of Buddha" exhibit will be showing at the Fine Art Gallery at Golden West College through April 12. The exhibit is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Information: (714) 895-8361. SATURDAY The third annual Huntington Beach Restaurant Olympics will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16 at Pier Plaza, Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. The free event includes a waiter/waitress relay, table setting for time and perfection, clean water relay, longboard sand surfing race and birthday song.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
GAINS BRIGHTENING THE WORLD The next generation keeps getting brighter and brighter. This year's crop of Academic All-Stars are headed to places such as Harvard and Stanford universities. They have summer plans to travel the world, or to stay at home and work. They helped community organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club and the Orange County Juvenile Peer Court. To the salutatorians and valedictorians of the area's local high schools -- public and private -- congratulations.
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December 6, 2013
The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley is organizing its annual holiday toy drive for children in need in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. The organization will be collecting new unwrapped toys at seven locations throughout the two cities until Dec. 16. The toys will be distributed Dec. 19 at the club's "On Dasher, On Dancer…" holiday party. Residents can drop of the gifts at these locations: •Mangiamo Gelato Caffe: 9430 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley. Those that donate a toy valued over $10 receive a free scoop of pumpkin spice or vanilla latte gelato.
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NEWS
June 5, 2013
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley is accepting enrollment for its summer programs. The clubs are open to children of all ages and offer a full-day summer program from June 24 to Aug. 30 at the Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley branches. Those programs will be from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Cost is $95 per week for full time. Part-time starts at $26 per week or $28 per day. A $15 annual membership fee is required. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly reported the cost per week.
NEWS
February 26, 2013
The Therapeutic Riding Center of Huntington Beach will hold a fundraiser at Mama's on 39 to benefit the all-volunteer organization. The group offers riding opportunities to people with disabilities and is housed in the Huntington Beach Central Park Equestrian Center. Mama's is offering 30% of the proceeds for food and drinks purchased from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 13 at the restaurant, 21022 Beach Blvd. at Atlanta Avenue. The program is designed to provide physical benefits such as improved balance, coordination and muscle relaxation.
NEWS
August 22, 2012
Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley plans to open a new location in Huntington Beach's low-income Oak View neighborhood, the organization announced Tuesday. The after-school program, which will run until 5 p.m. on weekdays during the school year, is slated to begin Oct. 1 at the Oak View Family Resource Center at 17261 Oak Lane. The club expects to serve between 200 and 300 children the first year, according to the release. Spokeswoman Tanya Hoxsie said the club approached the community center after other children's programs moved out due to lack of funds.
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By Britney Barnes, britney.barnes@latimes.com | June 16, 2010
Huntington Beach will soon have the first Boys & Girls Club in the state on a college campus. The Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club held a Construction Celebration on June 10 on a child-development preschool at Golden West College. The Boys & Girls Club already held its ground breaking ceremony on the project in April, but it took longer than expected to actually dig into the ground, said Tanya Hoxsie, the chief executive of the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club. The new facility will replace the existing child development center on a 3-acre portion of Golden West College at 15744 Goldenwest St. The facility is the first of three phases of the organization's $7-million Building Dreams campaign, which will eventually bring a gymnasium and two-story Boys & Girls Club to the campus.
FEATURES
By Britney Barnes | September 3, 2009
With a renewed resolution to work and train hard, 13-year-old Shannon Lynch said she felt inspired after a surprise visit from two members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic women?s water polo team. ?I?m like, oh my God, this is great ? I can see people who succeed in their dreams,? Shannon said. The teen, who likes to play volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball, has Olympic-sized dreams and was excited to meet two women who had accomplished what she hopes to do at the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club.
FEATURES
July 23, 2009
The Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley made its goal of raising $4,000 in two weeks to win a coveted spot on a philanthropic website. The club participated in Global Giving’s U.S. Open Access Challenge to gain a permanent spot on Global Giving’s website, which matches donors looking for a cause with nonprofit projects. “It was exciting that people stepped up,” said Tanya Hoxsie, chief executive of the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club. The club’s new permanent position on Global Giving’s website will help it meet its ultimate goal of making Golden West College the first college in the state to have its own Boys & Girls Club on campus.
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By Britney Barnes | June 25, 2009
The race is on for the Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley to raise $4,000 in two weeks to win a coveted spot on a philanthropic website, which would help it meet its ultimate goal of making Golden West College the first college in the state to have its own Boys & Girls Club on campus. The club is participating in Global Giving’s U.S. Open Access Challenge to raise money from 50 individual donors before Tuesday. Huntington Valley started the challenge June 18 and have raised $435 so far, according to Tanya Hoxsie, chief executive of the Huntington Valley Boys & Girls Club.
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By Candice Baker | October 29, 2008
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley raised about $410,000 at their 30th annual benefit, “Power of Dreams,” on Oct. 24 at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa. Funds raised benefit the club’s scholarship recipients and go toward programming for the club’s 7,600 members. The organization has five branches in Huntington Beach and Fountain Valley. Attendees sampled several varietals of wine, participated in silent and live auctions, watched a video on the club and were treated to a 1980s revue by the ClubHouse Theatre’s advanced youth theatrical group.
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