Sheriff’s Office donates 60+ computers to our Clubs!

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office seized 63 HP touch-screen computers during investigations into illegal internet gambling cafes throughout Sarasota County. After digital forensic technicians cleaned the computers, the Sheriff’s Office donated them to our Clubs! The computers were placed at out Newtown Estates Park, Lee Wetherington and Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Clubs. “The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office […]


STAR alumni host the 2017 Superintendent School Forum

The Boys & Girls Clubs’ Superintendent Advisory Council, which is a board made up of alumni from our STAR Leadership Training program with representation from every high school across the Sarasota County Schools district, hosted its annual Superintendent School Forum at the Suncoast Technical College Conference Center on Tuesday, January 31. More than 80 teens participated through […]


St. Martha Catholic School students roll up their sleeves at the Lee Wetherington Club

Thursday, February 2, was St. Martha Catholic School’s Day of Service where the entire student population was sent out to into the community to complete volunteer projects. We were honored to be chosen as a volunteer project site where 60 of the school’s students roll up their sleeves to beautify our Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls […]


And our Youth of the Year is… Al-Muta Hawks!

When Al-Muta Hawks first started coming to the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club in 2005 as a 6-year-old boy, he was excited to make new friends and play games in the gymnasium. He did not yet realize that his Boys & Girls Club membership would bring him endless opportunities to improve his academics, build […]


Ross Dress for Less® to help local kids learn in North Port

Every year, nearly 4 million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announced that it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a four-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.”  Beginning Feb. 4, customers in North Port can make a monetary contribution […]


You can support our Clubs this Valentine’s Day by shopping with AmazonSmile!

If you’re looking for that special something for your special someone this Valentine’s Day, please consider shopping with AmazonSmile to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County! AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop […]


United Way Suncoast supports Boys & Girls Clubs 4th & 5th Grade Reading Initiative

An alarming number of elementary school students across Sarasota County are not achieving average grade reading levels, especially those who reside in low-income households. As a result, these children are at a much higher risk of dropping out of high school. This problem poses a serious threat to the future of our region as far […]


CID Sporting Clays Tournament on Feb. 24 to benefit our Clubs!

Commercial Investment Division (CID) will host the 2017 CID Sporting Clays Tournament, Friday, February 24, at the Sarasota Gun Club, located at 3445 Rustic Road in Nokomis, FL. All proceeds will support high-quality educational and recreational programs for 5,000 youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County. The tournament will begin at 11:30 […]


Free Tax Preparation at our Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club Jan. 28 – Apr. 15!

We are proud to partner with United Way Suncoast in conjunction with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to open our Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club as a site for individuals to prepare their federal tax returns for FREE! From January 28 through April 15, individuals who earned less than $64,000 last year can […]


The Concession Charities announces the 7th Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic

The Concession Charities welcomes two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin, professional athletes and sports fans across the nation to The Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, FL, March 6 and 7 for the 7th Archie Griffin Celebrity Golf Classic. Over 20 professional athletes are expected to be in attendance including Jameis Winston, Mike Alstott, Leroy Hoard, Isaac […]