The Great Valley Community Organization helps build a strong, vibrant and connected community by providing facilities, activities and programs enriching the lives of all local residents.
January 2020 GVCO Newsletter

2019...Wow! There was the fabulously successful 1st Annual Cradles to Crayons donation drive; record turnout for our GVBL Rec league; our future partner Surrey Services for Seniors opened new programming in the Malvern area in conjunction with GVCO; Pickleball has taken off at the GVBL Center; we received our first foundational grant funding for our Challenger Gym program; and we had our first youth football team reach the league championship game. The list goes on! It was a fantastic year and our Great Valley Community Organization continues to grow. #GVCO #EverySingleDay

The expectations for 2020 and beyond are higher than ever. We will continue to build our core programming, while adding additional offerings as we anticipate the start of the site work for the new GVCO Community Center sometime this month!

We continue to need additional funding to complete the project but we have already begun to update the community through the " Project Updates " section of our website.
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"It Takes A Village"
Long time GV resident and business owner, Dave Magee and Edens Tree Service, donated their time for a day and took down 20 large trees on the site.
Project Updates - Now on the website!
January 2020:  Trees come down at the future site of the  new GVCO Community Center

With the arduous approval and regulatory processes finally being completed, 2020 is shaping up to be a historic year for the community! 

We are still several hundred thousand dollars from our campaign goal (see "real time"  thermometer ); but thanks to all of you, we are beginning to make the new GVCO Community Center a reality!
S EE What The New GVCO Community Center Will Look Like - Inside & Outside
GVBL 2019/2020 Winter Season

It’s hard to believe that we are already half way through the season!

Let's pack the stands for our Annual GVBL Nights at the GVHS basketball games. All players wearing a GVBL shirt will gain free admission with a paid adult. GVBL players will also have the opportunity to participate in a halftime shootout, t-shirt giveaway and meet the GVHS players after the game. 

Dates: Boys 1/16/19 • Girls 1/21/19
Time: JV 5:30 & Varsity 7:00
Location: GVHS

Registration is open for the Junior Hoopsters Winter Season 2, which runs from January 27th to March 2nd.

Tournament teams have begun league play, check out Around The Rim newsletter for team updates and game pictures.

GVBL Toss & Tailgate 2020
Mark your calendar for the Annual GVBL Fundraiser!

 When: March 6, 2020
Where: The Desmond Hotel

Big Cornhole Tournament, Beer Pong, Live & Silent Auctions, Great Food & Drinks.

Plan to join us and bring your friends!!
Caring Hands
Thanks to a hardworking crew of GVCO Caring Hands volunteers and a very generous Great Valley community, we have been able to make many positive contributions towards making our community better!

During the last few months, GVCO Caring Hands launched its first ever clothing drive and donated a truck load of children's items for Cradles to Crayons; hand wrote Thanksgiving cards for Surrey Services' homebound seniors; wrapped and donated over 300 gifts for holiday parties for seniors through Great Valley and Phoenixville Area Senior Centers; raised funds by auctioning the Giant Nutcracker and donated $1,000 of gift cards to GVSD social worker for distribution throughout the school district and $1,000 specifically for our four families through the "Families in Need" initiative.

We are blessed with a great community - thanks to all!!

Challenger Gym
Come Join Challenger Gym Early Spring Session!!!

Participants from first grade through high school are encouraged to join! High school volunteers are needed as buddies to participants!

Each child is paired with a volunteer high school buddy. Some of the activities from our fall session included balloon fun, relay races, and throwing games. Fun, friendship and movement are our goals!

If you are interested in signing your child up as a participant or if you would like to become a high school volunteer ( we need lots of volunteers! ), please email Wendy Morris

Dates: Wednesdays - March 11, 18, 25, April 1, (no April 8), 15, 22
Time: 4:15-5:15
Location: Great Valley Community Organization
19 Bacton Hill Rd, Malvern
It's time to register for GV Crew! Boys and Girls grades 8 through 12 are encouraged to try this unique sport - no experience necessary.

The spring program includes practices in the gym and on the river, plus regattas on the Schuylkill and Cooper Rivers. (Please note that the 8th grade rowing program is training only. 8th graders can attend regattas but cannot compete, due to PSRA eligibility rules.)

Practices start February 19 at the WYRA boathouse on the Christina River in Wilmington Delaware. There is no bus transportation; however an optional parent-organized carpool minimizes parent trips to the boathouse.

Visit GVCO.ORG/CREW for complete schedule and registration. Not sure? Rowers can attend FREE open house practices on Feb 24, 26, 28, & 29.
Please register HERE for the open house.
Ivy Experience
Thank you to Ivy Experience for sponsoring the Ivy Experience GV High School League this season!

For more information about tutoring, test prep and more, go to My Ivy Experience
Registration is now open for the Spring 2020 Great Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse Season!

GVGYL is available for youth girls in 1st through 8th grade who reside within the Great Valley School District. GVGYL participates in the Philadelphia Area Girls Lacrosse Association (PAGLA) league, which runs from mid-March to end of May.

No prior experience necessary!
Great Valley Girls Youth Lacrosse for more information and GVGYL online registration to register.
Happy New Year Everyone! 2019 is in the books here's what you may have missed. Let's hope 2020 brings us as much joy!
Interested in giving back to the community?
Have an interest in volleyball?

We are currently looking for people to run our GVVL Spring Clinics this year!

If you are interested please email:  s [email protected]  
Surrey Services
Surrey Services for Seniors - East Goshen offers great programs, classes, activities and meals in the Great Valley area.

Did you know other helpful services include connecting members and volunteers for small home repairs, a referral network of other services and a volunteer ride program?

Check out the East Goshen Calendar

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Business Sponsor Spotlight
Kim & Gregg Tashjian are long time supporters of GVBL and GVCO. Through the years they have donated thousands of dollars worth of ice cream cones, blizzards and cakes to numerous GVCO events and programs.

Having purchased the franchise in 2008 after managing the store for 8 years, Gregg began supporting GVCO after his kids were introduced to some of our programming. For many years Gregg also coached his sons in the GVBL Rec league and "went out on top", coaching his team to victory in the championship game of our GVBL high school division!

DQ in Lincoln Court has been the "go to" place for ice cream for students and families here in Great Valley for many years. In addition Gregg continues to employ local students every year, as he is extremely dedicated to the community. This past December DQ once again gave away free ice cream cone coupons during GVBL games around the holidays.

Thank you Kim and Gregg for the years of support!

And if you have a craving for something sweet, be sure to head down to DQ and say "hi" to Gregg and grab some ice cream!

Conveniently located in:
235 Lancaster Ave
Frazer, PA 19355
Thank you Dairy Queen - Frazer for your support of GVCO and our many related programs!
GVCO Sponsor
The Chuck Barbera Team of REALTORS/ RE/MAX Partners with GVCO in “REALTORS Giving Back” Program
Over the next year, for anyone who contacts the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes and signs them to serve in the purchase or sale of their next home, GVCO will receive 10% of the real estate commission received!

Just mention the "REALTORS Giving Back" Program and GVCO in order to qualify for this generous donation to GVCO. Refer friends and family to the Chuck Barbera Team at RE/MAX Fine Homes as well!

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