DONOR INSIGHTS NEWSLETTER
October 2020
THE TIMES MAY HAVE CHANGED,
BUT THE MISSION REMAINS THE SAME!


It is the mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington to empower
all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach
their full potential as caring, productive, and responsible citizens.
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOYS TO MEN
Make plans to join Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington on
Thursday, October 22nd at 6:30 p.m. for BOYS to MEN
(Presented by: The Ken Nunn Law Office)!
This will be a VIRTUAL evening full of inspirational stories, music, and fun – through the eyes of our Club kids! This year, BOYS to MEN will be a little different. This night usually focuses on messages surrounding the impact and value of mentorship from distinguished guest speakers. This year, we want to focus on what is happening RIGHT NOW with our kids. You will see the Club through their eyes.
We operate in a whole new world…it is only fitting that this will be a whole new event experience! You will hear stories from Club kids on how programming is positively shaping their lives, even in the midst of one of the hardest times we have ever faced. You will see how the BOYS to MEN programming impacted the lives of kids during its first year of existence at the Club in 2019. Plus, you’ll take a virtual tour inside the Club to gain an understanding of what our kids see each and every day during these “new normal” times.

You do not want to miss this entertaining and uplifting night!
FRIENDS OF CLASSIC CARS TO HOST CLASSIC CAR SHOW
The Friends of Classic Cars are excited to host the 1st Annual
Classic Car Show on Saturday, October 17th!
The show, which is open to all makes and models of American and foreign classic and collector vehicles/motorcycles, will be from 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at Switchyard Park in Bloomington. The event is FREE for the public to attend, but donations will be accepted at the gate as the net proceeds from this event will benefit the Club and Riley Hospital for Children! There will be plenty of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy, and trophies will be presented in various categories throughout the day!
Special THANK YOU to Club friends Brian Dorsey and Troy Whittington for their work in spearheading this community event to benefit Club programming!

Registration is open and is $25.00. For more information on the event, or to register your classic vehicle/motorcycle, please click here.
ROGERS GROUP PRESENTS FALL BALL 2020
For the 11th year, we are SO EXCITED to host a virtual (and free) dance this fall...and we still have limited spots available! While we wish we could gather in-person this year, having a virtual dance will allow us to safely hold this event in 2020 with the hopes that we can be together again next year!

While this event is primarily for Fathers and Daughters to enjoy together - this year, we are pleased to open the event up to
Mothers and Sons to participate together as well!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington is proud to host the Fall Ball 
(Presented by: Rogers Group) this Saturday, October 3rd - a virtual family fun event - from
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. The virtual dance will be presented via Zoom. If you are interested in taking part in this event on its new date in its new format, please email Ashley at asullivan@bgcbloomington.org.
Please note that while the registration deadline to receive an activity packet has passed, families may still register to enjoy the dance!
SUPPORT THE CLUB WHILE YOU SHOP!
As you continue online shopping throughout the Fall season, please consider selecting Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington as the non-profit beneficiary of your online AmazonSmile purchases! Do you primarily use Amazon Prime? NO PROBLEM! As long as you use the smile.amazon.com platform, your Prime account is still usable!

If you have a Kroger Community Rewards Card, please considering linking your household account with Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington's account (FH064). If you have done this before, don't forget that you must renew the link each year! Kroger Community Rewards is easy to use - the more you shop with Kroger, the more money the Club will earn!

The Club recently updated our Wish List. Check it out by clicking here!