Kips Bay Wins the National 2017 Blue Door Contest
As you may know, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club participated in the National Boys & Girls Club Week. This special celebration offers the general public the opportunity to experience the life-changing programs the Boys & Girls Club offers to children and teens in the Bronx.
As part of National Boys & Girls Club Week, Kips Bay joined more than 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs across America and on U.S. military installations as they host a weeklong celebration featuring the many ways Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club opens the door to great futures through outcome-driven programs that focus on encouraging youth to make healthy choices, build strong character and succeed academically.
“Day in and day out, our Boys & Girls Club staff and mentors deliver quality experiences that make a difference in a youth’s life beyond their time at the Club. Research shows that kids who have an optimal experience at our Clubs are also more likely to have positive self-esteem, volunteer, and be engaged in school,” said Daniel Quintero, Executive Director. “National Boys & Girls Club Week is a special time when we welcome the community to witness the amazing impact Clubs have on the lives of kids and teens.”
After having a record-breaking 600 entries, Kips Bay was selected as one of the seven regional finalists! In order to win this incredible contest, our community had to come together to vote for our "Time-Machine" themed door every hour for almost two weeks. Our Club members, family members, friends, and supporters came together to share and vote for our Club. As a result, #KipsBayBGC won the 2017 Blue Door Contest! By winning the contest, Frederic R. & Margaret Coudert Clubhouse received a $20,000 donation sponsored by Lowes Home Improvement.
We would like to express a big thank you to everyone who supported us through this campaign, as well as, Lowes for sponsoring a great cause.
Stay tuned to see what happens next! In the meantime, CLICK HERE to see the exciting moment our Executive Director, Daniel Quintero, surrounded by staff members and #KipsBayKids at Frederic R. & Margaret Coudert Clubhouse, were told the exciting news!
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Check out some highlights of #BGCWeek!