Annual Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club Dinner celebrates great futures in Newtown

The Annual Roy McBean Boys & Girls Club Dinner took place on Saturday, April 22, and celebrated our community partnerships that helps us provide high-quality youth development programs for children who live in Newtown. The event was presented by Benderson Development, Harvest House, The Capital Grille, Neal Communities, Dr. Richard Rehmeyer and Ringling College of […]


Speed Networking Event to expose teens to local vocational career opportunities April 27

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County invites all high school students, their families and community partners to an exciting, fast-paced networking event designed to help grow their knowledge of available careers in our region’s skilled trade industry. The event will take place on Thursday, April 27, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at […]


Robert and Joan Lee Boys & Girls Club to benefit from Comcast Cares Day April 22

More than 200 volunteers, including local Comcast employees, will complete a wide variety of service projects at the Robert and Joan Lee Boys & Girls Club, located at 920 Gulfcoast Blvd. in Venice, for the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day on Saturday, April 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Comcast Cares Day is a […]


Club members dine with the Easter Bunny at Applebee’s of Venice

Applebee’s of Venice invited Club members and guests to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, April 8. The event raised $1,227 for the Robert and Joan Lee Club in Venice. For $10, guests received a platter that included flapjacks, scrambled eggs, sausage and a beverage. Additional activities offered during the breakfast, including an Easter egg […]


Joey Gratton Tennis Championship raises record-breaking $200,000 for our Clubs

More than 170 tennis players participated in the 2017 Joey Gratton Tennis Championship Friday, April 7, through Sunday, April 9, at Bath & Racquet Fitness Club. The event honored the late Joey Gratton with two days of tournament play and raised a record-breaking $200,000 that will support career readiness and vocational training programs at the […]


Club Alumnus Jeff Roberti and friends inspire teens to achieve their dreams

Jeff Roberti, an alumnus of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and legendary businessman in the direct selling industry, visited the Tom & Debbie Shapiro Career Resource Center on Thursday, April 6, to share his journey to success and words of inspiration with a group of ten teens. “Over 30 years ago, I […]


Buffalo Wild Wings to host Community Day on April 19 to support our Clubs

Buffalo Wild Wings® invites community members to visit three local restaurant locations on April 19 to dine in celebration of its national Community Day in support of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA). As a part of Buffalo Wild Wings’ Team Up for Kids® mission, the restaurants will donate 10 percent of total sales that day along […]


Teens visit Tallahassee for college tours

Thanks to our partnership with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Badges for Baseball program, a group of 12 teens went on a 3-day trip to Tallahassee for college campus tours during spring break from March 15 to 17. Sergeant Eric Bolden from the Sarasota Police Department was a chaperone on the trip. The […]


Lee Wetherington Club members participate in Bike Safety Training

On Monday March 20,  25 Club members between the ages of 9 and 12 from the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club participated in a one-hour Bike Safety Training. The program was instructed by Bud Gaunce, President of the Sarasota Manatee Bicycle Club (SMBC) and three additional SMBC volunteers. This was the first of four sessions that […]


Tom Shapiro named Southeast Region Board Member of the Year by Boys & Girls Clubs of America

On March 16, Boys & Girls Clubs of America named Tom Shapiro, President of Sarasota-based Sterling Manufacturing, the Board Member of the Year for the Southeast Region at the 2017 Southeast Leadership Conference in Montgomery, Alabama. Shapiro received this prestigious award in recognition of his significant contribution to the Boys & Girls Club Movement through […]