Two hundred and twenty three-point baskets may have meant a great year for the Valparaiso University Crusaders Men’s Basketball team, but it means even more for the 4,927 boys and girls who attend the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County.
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 2010-2011 season were Grieger’s Motor Sales, Lakeside Wealth Management, Realty Executives Premier and Urschel Laboratories Incorporated.
With the help of the these community minded businesses as well as Valparaiso University’s Athletic Department and the entire men’s basketball team, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County continues to deliver essential youth development programs that continue to make a difference in the lives of Porter County youth who attend one of the four Boys & Girls Clubs located in Chesterton, Portage, South Haven, and Valparaiso as well as the ten KIDSTOP locations throughout Porter County, offering before and after school child care.
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. The Boys & Girls Club of Porter County provides diverse activities at a reasonable annual membership price of $25 for children ages 5 to 18 emphasizing character and leadership, education and career development, the arts and fitness and recreation.
The club operates facilities in Valparaiso, South Haven, Duneland and Portage. For more information on becoming a member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, volunteer opportunities or to make a tax deductible donation, please call your local Club or call (219) 464-7282 or visit www.bgcpoco.org.