This year, a few of our retail partners have joined forces this back-to-school season to give back to our Clubs. 

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The Panda Cares Foundation is donating a total of $400,000 to enrich the education programs at 20 different Boys & Girls Clubs chapters across the nation, including Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. The funds will be used to support afterschool programs and learning activities for local children.

This year, the foundation celebrates its milestone 20th anniversary by honoring the communities in which it serves, inaugurating  “Panda Cares Day”—an annual day of giving. To honor this anniversary, Peggy Cherng, co-founder and co-CEO of Panda Express, along with over 250 Club members and a dozen volunteers from Panda Express celebrated the $20,000 donation to their local chapter with delicious food, fun games, and gifts for the members.

For 20 years, Panda Cares Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Panda Restaurant Group, has donated $140 million to health and education organizations since 1999, powered by the funds raised by Panda associates and guests every day. 

For the tenth consecutive year, former LPGA superstar, Natalie Gulbis hosted the annual Natalie Gulbis Golf Classic with proceeds benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  Held on Monday, June 17, the golf tournament took place at the prestigious PGA golf course, TPC Summerlin. 

On Wednesday, June 12, Planet Fitness, known for its Judgement Free Zone® and non-intimidating environment, extended its judgment-free philosophy with an unveiling of the first mini Planet Fitness gym housed within one of the 13 Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

Last year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada was honored to receive a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s to do some much-needed renovations to the James Clubhouse located in North Las Vegas.  

Aaron's, Inc., a leading omnichannel provider of lease-purchase solutions, and its divisions Aaron's and Progressive Leasing, surprised Las Vegas teens on April 24 with a freshly remodeled Keystone Teen Center at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Southern Highlands Unit.

Since November of 2017, in partnership with Live Nation Las Vegas and Caesars Entertainment, the Backstreet Boys began donating $1 per ticket sold from their “Backstreet Boys: Larger Than Life” show back to Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

On Saturday, April 6 it was a night to celebrate 60 years of Boys & Girls Clubs in Southern Nevada at the 7th Annual Sneaker Ball presented by Credit One Bank and Marnell Gaming, at the M Resort Spa Casino.  Guests were treated to the full Boys & Girls Club experience while flashing their stylish sneakers and raising funds to support the youth enrichment programs for the more than 10,000 youth served annually through the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada (BGCSNV).  

Glow-in-the-dark entertainment arena, Glowzone Las Vegas, is partnering with us by hosting an “Adult Night” fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 22 from 8 p.m. to midnight. Tickets are $30 pre-sale online at lv.glowzone.us and $35 at the door. A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will go to benefit BGCSNV. 

Professional BMXer, Ricardo Laguna will emcee the event while a DJ spins upbeat tracks as event attendees participate in all the attractions that Glowzone has to offer, including a miniature golf course, an arcade, bumper cars and mini bowling lanes. Beyond their signature classics, Glowzone offers truly unique experiences such as bazooka ball, a “Mission Impossible” like laser maze, a ninja course and a 20-foot suspended ropes course. Guests will also enjoy cocktails and drinks from a bar, where their first drink is included in their ticket price, as well as light appetizers.  This event is for guests 21 and over and must show valid ID at the time of entrance. 

Selected among seven outstanding youth, 17-year-old, Kaprice Burns has been named the 2019 Youth of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada. Kaprice is in her senior year at Spring Valley High School and has been a member of the Lied Memorial Boys & Girls Clubs for seven years.  Last year, Kaprice took the honor as Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada Youth of the Year.  She plans to attend the University of Nevada Las Vegas and wants to be an athletic trainer.   

For many of us, this is the only safe place we have to go after school.