Young Professionals Network donates $13,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County

The Suncoast Regional Young Professionals Network (YPN) raised $13,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County at their Realtor® Bowling Day on September 22. Representatives of the YPN presented the donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County at the agency’s Opening Doors to Great Futures Dinner on Thursday, October 19. […]


Venice Theatre brings Performance Art Education to Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County members for fifth consecutive year

A partnership between the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County and Venice Theatre is offering theatre arts education to children who live in disadvantaged circumstances in Venice. The program, called TheatreMatters!, is in its fifth consecutive year. Approximately 16 members between the ages of 9 and 14 from the Robert and Joan Lee Boys […]


Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County recognizes outstanding leadership, installs 2017-2018 Board of Directors

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County celebrated outstanding board leadership, community business partnerships and exceptional staff at the agency’s Annual Celebration on October 5, 2017. The organization also installed the 2017-2018 Board of Directors. Awards for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and their associated recipients are as follows: Board Member of the Year – […]


Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County to honor Drs. Robert and Patricia Gussin at annual Champions for Children gala on Nov. 18

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County will honor Drs. Robert and Patricia Gussin at the organization’s annual Champions for Children gala on Saturday, November 18, 2017. Presented by the Annette J. Hagens Memorial Foundation, this “Under the Tuscan Sun” event will be held at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club at 3100 […]


Support our Clubs with the Buffalo Wild Wings October Pin-Up Fundraiser

Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Buffalo Wild Wings® are teaming up to make an impact on the lives of kids and teens across the country through the October Pin-Up Fundraiser. From October 1 through October 31, 2017, guests can purchase paper pin-ups, with $1 from every pin-up and proceeds from every limited edition […]


Happy 100th Birthday, Betty Schoenbaum!

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County wished philanthropist Betty Schoenbaum a very happy 100th birthday on September 27. We celebrated by throwing her a big party complete with 100 Boys & Girls Club members, cupcakes and her famous heart-to-heart hugs. Watch the video below to see highlights from Ms. Betty’s birthday party! In […]


Kids READ helps 66 Club members read and write

Sixty-six Club members recently participated in the Kids READ program at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County thanks to support from the Gulf Coast Community Foundation. Kids READ is a highly effective, short-term intervention program for first and second grade students that offers one-on-one tutoring with specially-trained Kids READ teachers to help them […]


Leadership Breakfast met its match, raises $135,000 for teen programs

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 12th Annual Intertape Polymer Group Leadership Breakfast a huge success, and congratulations again to our 2017 Leadership Award Honorees Rod Hershberger and Sarabeth Kalajian! We are so excited to announce that we successfully met and exceeded our $30,000 match from the Rudi Lazarus Foundation at the event, […]


President/CEO Bill Sadlo celebrates 30 years

When our President/CEO Bill Sadlo was just 8 years old, his parents signed him up for the Fruitville Boys Club (now the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club). They wanted Bill to be in a safe, enriching place during the summer while they worked during the day. Now, more than 40 years later, Bill is […]


Leadership North Port cuts the ribbon, unveils new teen center at Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club

On September 6, the inaugural class of Leadership North Port of the North Port Area Chamber of Commerce celebrated the completion of our newly renovated teen center at the Gene Matthews Boys & Girls Club. “On behalf of all of our teens at Gene Matthews, I want to say thank you to everyone who helped […]