Baskets Turn into Dollars for Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County

By: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Last Updated: March 19, 2010

Two hundred and forty-five (245) three-point baskets may mean a great year for the Valparaiso University Crusaders Men’s Basketball team, but it means even more to the boys and girls who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. boys-and-girls-club

As part of the Nothing But Net Sponsorship Program, each time the Crusaders scored a three-point basket during the season, four local MVP Sponsors generously donated $20 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. The Nothing But Net MVP Sponsors for the 2009-10 season were Griegers Motor Sales, Lakeside Wealth Management, Realty Executives Premier, and Urschel Laboratories.

With the help of the these community minded businesses, Valparaiso University Athletics and the entire men’s basketball team, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County continues to deliver essential youth development programs and make a difference in the lives of over 5,000 Porter County youth who attend one of the four clubhouses located in Chesterton, Portage, South Haven, and Valparaiso or one of the nine KIDSTOP before and after school child care locations.

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, please contact 464-7282, visit the Club nearest you or www.bgcpoco.org

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County mission is to inspire and enable the youth of our communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Photo: Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County members thank the Nothing But Net MVP Sponsors for their support. (Left to Right) Savannah Herron, Program Director Andy Davis, Amari Wilson, Marilyn Torres, Maribel Torres, Marisol Torres, Isabel Melendez, Veronica Gardner, Front Row Derrick Cole, Arionne Wilson and Ajah Wilson