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.
November 2019 GVCO Newsletter
DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE
COMMUNITY CORNER
After a VERY long awaited regulatory approval process, here's the GVCO Project Timeline to see how we have finally reached a point where we can start moving forward with the project...
engage. encourage. empower.
GVCO Internships
Each year we work with GVHS to provide paid internships for smart, self-motivated students interested in assisting with various programs, events and administration.

We are happy to announce that we have lined up three student interns to help with our 2019-2020 programming !
NEW GVCO Center
S EE What The New GVCO Community Center Will Look Like - Inside & Outside
Programming
Basketball
The GVBL 2019/2020 Winter Season has begun!

With a record number of players this year, the season is officially under way. This year coaches, players and parents are able to follow schedules and scores on the new GVBL Sports App. Download now for the latest information on schedules, standings and more!

Registration is still open for Junior Hoopsters and the Ivy League Experience High School Division. Our tournament teams will begin their league seasons in December and many will be participating in Thanksgiving Tournaments. 

Mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser, TOSS & TAILGATE 2020 March 6th at the Desmond Hotel.
GVBL Toss & Tailgate 2020
Mark your calendar for the Annual GVBL Fundraiser!

 When: March 6, 2020
Where: The Desmond Hotel

Big Cornhole Tournament, Live & Silent Auctions, Great Food & Drinks. Plan to join us and bring your friends!!

We are in the planning stage and want to know what you want - keep an eye out for polls on Facebook and vote!
Thanks to our 2019-2020 GVBL Team Sponsors!
Caring Hands
GVCO and GVCO Caring Hands Foundation have partnered with Cradles to Crayons to support children in the area. Your donation of new or gently used items for infants through 12 yr olds will help keep them warm when they need it most.

We are off to a great start with everyone pitching in! Caring Hands volunteers held a bake sale, shared information about the program and are collecting donations. GVCO HS interns have promoted the drive and provided hot chocolate on a cold day. GVBL coaches and players have contributed community service hours volunteering at drop-off dates to unload your donations.

SATURDAY, NOV 16: LAST BIG DROP-OFF DAY - VOLUNTEERS WILL HELP UNLOAD YOUR DONATIONS!

Caring Hands has many activities scheduled in the next few months. Volunteer for activities and get credit for community service hours.

Challenger Gym
Challenger kicked off our fall session on Wednesday, November 6th. An amazing group of 17 high school volunteers were buddies to 13 fun-loving participants.

Lots of controlled chaos as kids propelled themselves on scooter boards, ran races across the gym and threw beanie babies to knock down obstacles. Fun, friendship and movement were our accomplished goals.

We could still use a couple high school volunteers. If interested, please contact Wendy Morris ( wendyamorris@comcast.net ).

Dates: Wednesdays - November 6, 13, 20 December 4, 11, 18
Time: 4:15-5:15
Location: GVBL Center
GVCO Funding/Grants
A Special Thank You to The Awesome Foundation

Challenger Gym programming and scooters have been supported by funding through a GVCO grant from The Awesome Foundation.
Crew
It's been a busy season with practices on the Christina in Wilmington, DE and Regattas in Delaware, Philadelphia, and New Jersey. 

Our Men's Varsity 4+ Boat competed in all 4 Regattas consistently finishing in the top 1/2. Our JV Rowers trained and competed alongside rowers from WYRA for more time on the water.

Crew's big fundraiser, the Blue Jean Ball, will take place at The Phelps School on Saturday, November 16 from 6:30 - 10:00pm.

More info can be found at: 
Football/Cheer
GVFL's 10th Anniversary Season was a great success. Congrats to all our teams! A special shout out to our 6th grade team that made history for GVFL as the first to reach the league championship game!

Thanks also to all our volunteers on a great season.   

GV Cheer enjoyed their season and now it is our turn to cheer on the cheerleaders!
Thanks to People's Light, our cheerleaders have a part in the upcoming performance at the theatre on these dates:

November 13th at 7pm- tackle
November 14th at 7pm- tackle
November 17th at 2pm- flag
November 17th at 7pm- tackle
Use code COMMUNITY25 for $25 tickets.

Ivy Experience
Thanksgiving and Winter Breaks are a great time to sneak in college visits for high school families. If you travel to see family out of town, consider a drive through campus or a guided tour.

Visiting colleges with an open mind is a great way to start conversations about what a student wants in a college. Students will learn what they do and do not like about a school, and that information will help them form a list, whether that school makes the cut or not.

Lacrosse
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! For more information and to register, visit:  www.gvco.org .
Pickleball
We are glad to have 2 new board members for GVCO Pickleball.

Please welcome Donna Beers and Sue Liberi! Both have already given so much help to GVCO Pickleball with fundraisers and as volunteers/subs during the day for the open gyms and advance plays. Their incredible drive in support of GVCO is amazing; it brings a new spirit to our board.

Surrey Services
Surrey Services for Seniors - East Goshen is now offering programs, classes, activities and meals in the Great Valley area.

This month they sponsored a AAA driver safety refresher course, author readings, a veterans expo and several health related sessions.

Check out the East Goshen Calendar

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Business Sponsor Spotlight
Cedar Hollow Inn has been a local favorite for over 20 years. The building, which was built in the mid 1800's, lends an old-fashioned charm to an unpretentious atmosphere.

Chef Stephen Guiseppe of the Culinary Institute of America adds personal flair and imagination to a delectable menu of American Continental dishes. The daily Chef's Specials are creative and unpredictable, energetically inspired an hour or so before the menu is finalized.

Indulge yourself, family and friends to a casual fine dining experience in any of the three dining rooms, including an enclosed sun porch and a large bar area. Tucked away in the middle of everywhere, the Cedar Hollow offers an experience that keeps you coming back.
Amazing Daily Specials & Live Music add to your enjoyment!
Thank you Cedar Hollow Inn Restaurant & Bar for your support of GVCO and our many related programs!
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