Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Donated $50,000 and New Computer Lab

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages Gifts $50,000 and New Computer Lab

Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB), a company of Arca Continental, has partnered with the  Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio to provide educational aid to after-school programs the nonprofit operates to assist students in need. The local bottler has pledged a donation of $50,000 and a new computer lab, along with student laptops, to support San Antonio students in the city’s most vulnerable and financially challenged communities as they prepare for the upcoming school year.

 

CCSWB will present a check for $50,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio at an official volunteer event held at the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio’s Eastside Clubhouse located at 3503 Martin Luther King Drive San Antonio, TX 78220. The event will take place August 20, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. After the check presentation, CCSWB volunteers will kick off the computer lab’s development by painting the lab, which is anticipated to be complete in 2022.

 

CCSWB’s donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is part of an ongoing initiative to support students in need. The company has announced its donation of $1 million in laptops, to be distributed to students throughout several Texas communities, including the greater San Antonio area, Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and other regions CCSWB serves.

 

“Access to technology has become a prerequisite for students, particularly due to the evolving pandemic,” said Ada Saenz, Interim CEO for the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. “Thanks to Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio will be well-equipped to navigate the digital elements of their academic pathways and succeed in school.”

 

In addition to the computer lab, CCSWB will sponsor the 2021 Boys & Girls Clubs Back to School Event. The Back to School Event will take place August 21st from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., and will be held at the Eastside Clubhouse, for all Boys & Girls Clubhouse members across the city.

 

“Today’s students are our world’s next generation of leaders, but so many do not have a computer at home to complete their school assignments,” said Jean Claude Tissot, president of Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages. “As part of our commitment to the San Antonio community, we are thrilled to support the Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio team in their mission to serve students in need.”

 

About CCSWB
Dallas-based Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages (CCSWB), a company of Arca Continental, is one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the United States. CCSWB produces, markets and distributes Coca-Cola brands throughout Texas and parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas. The company employs more than 8,000 associates who operate 7 production plants and 37 distribution facilities, serving more than 31 million consumers.  Headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, Arca Continental is one of the largest Coca-Cola bottlers in the world with an outstanding history spanning more than 91 years. Within its Coca-Cola franchise, Arca Continental serves a population of more than 118 million in the northern and western parts of Mexico as well as the northern region of Argentina, Ecuador, Peru and the Southwestern U.S.  Arca Continental also produces and markets snacks under the brand names Wise in the U.S., Bokados in Mexico and Inalecsa in Ecuador. For more information about the companies, please visit www.cocacolaswb.com and www.arcacontal.com.

 

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA) is to inspire youth, especially those who need them most, to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive and engaging environment that promotes education, health and character development. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs for youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. BGCSA creates an engaging space for over 1,000 youth who may otherwise be home alone, unsupervised. At BGCSA, members not only have fun, they stay safe, foster positive relationships, build self-confidence and succeed. Visit BeGreatSA.org for more information. Eastside Clubhouse Located at: 3503 Martin Luther King Drive San Antonio, TX 78220.

BGCSA Announces Departure of Renée Garvens, Chief Development Officer

After three of dedicated service, Renée Garvens is leaving to pursue a new opportunity with the Tobin Center

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio CEO, Andre Ginnane, announced on Tuesday that Renée Garvens, Chief Development Officer for three years, will resign to pursue a new opportunity with the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
 
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has begun a search for a new Chief Development Officer. Ms. Garvens will continue in her role until June 18, 2021, while the search is underway to ensure a smooth transition for the new Chief Development Officer. 
 
“Renée has been a tremendous asset to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio. We are so proud of the work she has done and the lasting impact she has made in our communities and in the lives of the amazing Club kids we have the honor of serving,” said Andre Ginnane, CEO, “Renée cares deeply, and it shows in her many significant contributions.”
 
“The best part about working for Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is the Club kids I have served the last three years,” said Ms. Garvens, “It has been an honor to work alongside so many amazing people to improve the lives of youth in San Antonio.”
 
Ms. Garvens driven personality and dedication to Club youth have allowed her to develop relationships in order to further the development of the Club. Throughout the years she has worked tirelessly to serve the young people of San Antonio, so they may be successful in the Club and in their community. She organized several events, like the Youth of the Year Gala and the annual Wine Tastings, and was a part of the development of the Youth Development Park at the Eastside Clubhouse. Ms. Garvens final projects include the grand opening of the Olympic Sized pools at the Eastside and Calderon Clubhouses and the construction of a new park that will be debuting this summer.
 
The Staff, Board of Directors, and all the Club Members wish all the best to Renée Garvens in her future at the Tobin Center, and heartfelt gratitude for her years of devoted service to improving the lives of young people in San Antonio.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Celebrates Navy Week

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
Celebrates Navy Week

                              Navy provides fun and engaging content for youth to participate in Navy Week

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (April 22, 2021) –Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is partnering with T-Mobile and Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union (RBFCU) to host Navy Week at the Clubs. To help Americans stay connected to their Navy while staying safe at home, the Navy Office of Community Outreach (NAVCO) will bring a virtual Navy Week to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, Texas the week of April 19-25.

Navy Weeks are a series of outreach events coordinated by the Navy Office of Community Outreach designed to give Americans an opportunity to learn about their Navy, its people and its importance to national security and prosperity. Since 2005, the Navy Week program has served as the Navy’s flagship outreach effort into areas of the country without a significant Navy presence, providing the public a firsthand look at the Navy the nation needs.

San Antonio is the second Navy Week in 2021. By going virtual, the Navy is able to work with its great network of Navy partners to provide opportunities to interact with the Navy in live-streamed events, interviews and videos. Events at the Clubs include a Fitness Challenge, STEM Parachute Demo, Live Navy Band Performances, and an exploration of Naval Research techniques.

To show their continued support in preparing today’s youth for great futures, T-Mobile’s national campaign, “Project 10 Million” aims to provide free internet to 10 million families. Their goal is to provide every active and inactive Club family with a hotspot. “We believe access to education is access to opportunity which is why we’re working to connect every student with free internet access.” said Andrew Wiess, Sr. Regional Marketing Manager. Thanks to T-Mobile, RBFCU and Target ‘s commitment to improving the lives of children throughout the local community by investing in this opportunity to explore careers in the Navy.

“We haven’t been able to have in person events for our Club kids since COVID-19 began so we are so excited to bring Navy Week virtually, thanks to the support of T-Mobile and RBFCU. It’s really amazing to see these incredible events come together for our kids. They can’t wait” said Clara Guerrero, Corporate Partnerships Manager.

“RBFCU was founded on the values of ‘people helping people,’ and we’re happy to continue that tradition in the community with partners T-Mobile and the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio,” said Sal Guerrero, AVP of Communications and Public Relations. “RBFCU is dedicated to the importance of education, and our hope is Navy Week will inspire the children towards bright futures.”

Navy Week Event Schedule:

4/20 @4pm Calderon: Fitness Challenge (11-12 year olds)

4/21 @ 4pm Mays Teens: STEM Parachute Demo (13-18 year olds)

4/22 @4pm Calderon Teen Center: Careers in the Navy, Drones & Engineers (13-18 year olds)

4/22 @4pm Eastside: Band-Dancing, Musical Chairs, and Music in the Navy (6-8 year olds)

BUFFALO WILD WINGS® GO SET TO OPEN TWO LOCATIONS IN SAN ANTONIO

Buffalo Wild Wings® GO SET TO OPEN TWO LOCATIONS IN SAN ANTONIO

The new brand concept is designed specifically for takeout and delivery orders and offers great deals all day every day

SAN ANTONIO (Febuary, 2021) – Buffalo Wild Wings GO will open two locations in the San Antonio area this month, with the first location GO Culebra (1134 Culebra Road) set to open next Friday, Feb. 19. The second GO Potranco (10538 Potranco Road) will open its doors in the coming weeks.

GO is a new takeout and delivery-focused model for Buffalo Wild Wings designed to offer the brand’s award-winning chicken wings and 26 signature sauces and seasoning options, plus a few other fan favorites. Each location will bring 25 full-time and part-time jobs to the community.

“I am thrilled to introduce two new Buffalo Wild Wings GO models in San Antonio,” said Lyle Tick, President, Buffalo Wild Wings. “Our takeout and delivery business grew significantly in 2020 as guests across America enjoyed our award-winning wings, sauces and other menu items at home. With great deals every day of the week on wings and bundles at GO, customers have one more way to enjoy our wings for any occasion, from game day lunch to family dinner.”

As part of Grand Opening Celebrations, the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation will present two grants to local nonprofits – Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and Fisher House – to help families and kids grow.

“The Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio has been a longtime recipient of grant funds and support from our local Buffalo Wild Wings team,” said Ada Saenz, Chief Operating Officer for The Boys & Girls Club of San Antonio. “We’re grateful for their continued support, including today’s $5,000 grant to support our programming to ensure kids have a safe place to grow and thrive. We look forward to partnering with the new GO team on many more initiatives to come.”

“Thank you to the Buffalo Wild Wings Foundation for recognizing the important and critical work the JBSA AFH at Brooke Army Medical Center Fisher House is doing to support military families in San Antonio,” said Inge Godfrey, Manager of Fisher House. “This grant will support our programming and infrastructure to support more kids and families in need.”

Each Buffalo Wild Wings GO restaurant will feature a walk-up counter, digital menu boards, and limited seating. These two locations will offer traditional and boneless wings, hand-breaded tenders, chicken sandwiches, burgers, sides, and all 26 Buffalo Wild Wings sauces and dry rubs.  

Unique to the Buffalo Wild Wings GO format, guests who order ahead will be able to pick up their meal from heated takeout lockers, providing a contactless, hassle-free experience and ensuring quality and freshness.

Both locations will be open 11 a.m. – 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 11 a.m. – midnight Friday-Saturday. For more information or to place a Buffalo Wild Wings GO order, please visit www.buffalowildwings.com/en/bww-go.

BGCSA announces the departure of CEO Angie Mock

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio announces the departure of CEO Angie Mock

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio announces the departure of CEO Angie Mock

After nearly ten years of dedicated service, Angie Mock is leaving to pursue a new opportunity with the San Antonio Report

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Board of Directors announced today that Angie Mock, CEO for almost ten years, will resign to pursue a new opportunity to serve as Publisher and CEO of the San Antonio Report.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Board of Directors will immediately begin a national search, with the assistance of an executive search firm, to identify a successor for Ms. Mock who will transition out of the role and into her new role at San Antonio Report over the next several weeks to ensure a smooth change in leadership.

“We are grateful for all of Angie’s contributions that helped us grow and adapt to the changing needs of our community over the past decade, and we appreciate how hard she has worked to make BGCSA a stronger and more resilient organization,” said Tony Trevino, chairman of BGCSA’s Board of Directors. “We will work hard to identify a CEO who will build upon Angie’s history of strong leadership and organizational growth. As we move through this transition, we are confident that with the strong, professional leadership in place at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio, the incredibly hard-working staff, and our Board’s commitment to the process, we will find a leader that will continue Angie’s legacy.”

“For almost ten years, I’ve had the honor to lead an incredible organization. Working alongside such a talented team to improve the lives of young people in San Antonio has been a highlight of my career” said Ms. Mock.

Since joining Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio in 2011, Ms. Mock has grown the non-profit significantly, increasing capacity to serve more youth, adding new locations on the South side and West side of San Antonio, doubling revenues, and building assets to strengthen the sustainability of this 81-year-old youth-serving non-profit.

A search committee, led by members of the Board of Directors, has been created to conduct a national search for a new leader with the critical skills and experience required to take Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio into the future. While it will be a challenge to replace Ms. Mock, the Board of Directors fully expect to find a strong and driven leader with equal passion and vision for ensuring that every child, regardless of their zip code, ethnicity, or income level has a safe place and equitable access to opportunities to reach their full potential.  

The staff and Board of Directors at Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio wish Ms. Mock all the best in her future at the San Antonio Report and send heartfelt gratitude for her years of devoted service to improving the lives of young people in San Antonio.

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Member Receives Much-Needed Central AC System

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio Member Receives Much-Needed Central AC System

Hardworking local mother and hospital employee receives improved quality of life

(San Antonio, TX) July 7, 2020 – Local hospital security employee, Yolanda Davis, is a driven and family-oriented member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio community. For more than 20 years, she has been an advocate for and active member of their Eastside Clubhouse. Initially, the non-profit provided out-of-school care for the single mother’s two sons. Today, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio helps her by providing role models and educational resources for her nieces, ages 11 and 12. To take their efforts even further, Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio has launched the Together We Will campaign to support reopening the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and providing resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this, they partnered with Shafer Serves to provide the Davis family with central AC for the first time. After living in a home that she helped build with Habitat for Humanity, Yolanda is able to come home to a comfortable house.

“God is so good—thank you so much,” said homeowner, Yolanda Davis. “It has been so hot that we all sleep together in my room. It has a window unit. Neither of the girls’ rooms has air conditioning. We have made a pallet so we can be together but it gets too hot to sleep. Thank you for helping.”

 

 

Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio has been working to ensure that club members continue receiving support at home while clubs operate at limited capacity due to Covid-19. Through partnering together with Shafer Serves, they were able to help the Davis family cope with San Antonio’s triple-digit summer while at home.

 

 

 

“This HVAC donation from Shafer Serves has changed the quality of life for the Davis family and strengthens the bond that our clubs, members, and community partners share,” said Angie Mock, CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio. “It’s when we come together to care for one another that we experience what community can really mean.”

 

 

The donation and installation of the HVAC system was made possible by Shafer Serves, a new philanthropic program from Shafer Services Plus that provides HVAC and plumbing products and services to San Antonio non-profits and those they serve.

“Safe home temperatures and reliable running water are critical for healthy environments — especially for children,” said Chase Anderson, President and CEO of Shafer Services Plus. “Improving lives by providing our services to local non-profits is what Shafer Serves in all about. It’s an honor for our team to be able to help our San Antonio family.”           

Media Contact:

Renee Garvens
[email protected]
(210) 394-6082

Shafer Services Plus:

Sara Gruber
[email protected]
(210) 535-1253

About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio
The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA) is to inspire youth, especially those who need them most, to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive and engaging environment that promotes education, health and character development. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs for youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. BGCSA creates an engaging space for 8,500 youth who may otherwise be home alone, unsupervised. At BGCSA, members not only have fun, they stay safe, foster positive relationships, build self-confidence and succeed. Visit BeGreatSA.org for more information. 

About Together We Will Campaign
Together We Will is a new campaign that launched in June to support reopening the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and providing resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new Health and Safety measures combined with the unexpected costs is significant however the vision for Club Members to reach their full potential has not changed. BGCSA is still committed to do whatever it takes for young people in San Antonio to flourish and thrive. The campaign includes an opportunity to double the impact of donations with a donation match from The Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation.  Every donation made up to $10,000 will be matched.

About Shafer Services Plus
Dating back to 1884 the Shafer Services family is San Antonio’s oldest, most trusted name in plumbing and HVAC. Founded by Archibald Shafer, they have helped build San Antonio’s public and private heating, cooling and plumbing infrastructure for more than a century. This legacy is built on responding quickly, providing multiple solutions whenever possible to best fit goals; treating customers with respect; and keeping people safe. Four generations later, Shafer continues its journey to provide exceptional service to San Antonio and its residents. www.shaferservices.com

@ShaferServices on Facebook and Instagram

 

About Shafer Serves
Shafer Serves is a philanthropic program founded by Shafer Services Plus to assist San Antonio non-profits by providing them with complimentary HVAC and plumbing services. Safe temperatures and reliable running water are critical for healthy environments—especially for children and the elderly. By providing these services to San Antonio’s non-profits, Shafer Serves is able to help the members of our community who need it most.

 

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS® TO HELP LOCAL KIDS LEARN IN SAN ANTONIO

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MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2020

 

 

Contact: Renee Garvens

Chief Development Officer
(210) 436-0686
[email protected]

 

ROSS DRESS FOR LESS TO HELP LOCAL KIDS LEARN IN SAN ANTONIO

In-store giving campaign to provide funds to Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, TX – Every year, nearly four million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To show their continued support in preparing today’s youth for a bright tomorrow, Ross Stores, Inc. is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a three-week program called, “Help Local Kids Learn.”  Beginning Feb. 1, customers in San Antonio can make a monetary contribution at their local Ross Dress for Less (“Ross”) location during checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio this February.

 “Ross Stores is very excited to host the sixth annual Help Local Kids Learn in-store campaign for the Boys & Girls Clubs. This campaign will directly help kids at local Clubs across the county.  BGCA and Ross’ strong partnership of 14 years is rooted in both organizations’ shared commitment to help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” -Matt Young, Group Senior Vice President, Stores

Campaign facts:

  • Ross Stores, Inc. invites customers to give at the register during the month of February to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
  • 100% of proceeds raised at each store will benefit local Boys & Girls Clubs. Every $3 donation helps provide one hour of homework help for a Club youth.
  • $15 helps keep a kid safe after school.

About Ross Stores

Ross Stores, Inc. is an S&P 500, Fortune 500, and Nasdaq 100 (ROST) company headquartered in Dublin, California, with fiscal 2018 revenues of $15.0 billion. Currently, the Company operates Ross Dress for Less® (“Ross”), the largest off-price apparel and home fashion chain in the United States with over 1,500 locations in 39 states, the District of Columbia, and Guam. Ross offers first-quality, in-season, name brand and designer apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 60% off department and specialty store regular prices every day. The Company also operates approximately 260 dd’s DISCOUNTS® in 19 states that feature a more moderately-priced assortment of first-quality, in-season, name brand apparel, accessories, footwear, and home fashions for the entire family at savings of 20% to 70% off moderate department and discount store regular prices every day. Additional information is available at www.rossstores.com.

 About Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio (BGCSA) is to inspire youth, especially those who need them most, to achieve their full potential in a safe, positive and engaging environment that promotes education, health and character development. The Clubs provide after school and summer programs for youth, ages 6 to 18 years old. BGCSA creates an engaging space for 8,500 youth who may otherwise be home alone, unsupervised. At BGCSA, members not only have fun, they stay safe, foster positive relationships, build self-confidence and succeed. Visit BeGreatSA.org for more information. 

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Adopt a Reindeer Brigade Wish List

adopt a reindeer

Adopt a Reindeer Brigade Wish List

The Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio is asking for the community’s support this holiday season to bring joy and cheer to our members through our annual Reindeer Brigade program.  With your help we can make over 1,000 Club members’ Christmas wishes come true.


Through the Reindeer Brigade program, our youth supply a wish list with items ranging from toys, clothing and school supplies. Businesses, families and others can sponsor a child or two (or more!).

A gift for every Club Member who needs us the most is no small goal. For some of these youth, these gifts are the only ones they will receive but your participation in Reindeer Brigade carries a significance far beyond the gift itself. It means, “We are family and we are here for you.” This year, please consider being a part of this tremendous effort. 


Here is how you can help (choose one, two, or all three):

Adopt a Wish List: Complete the form below and email it to [email protected]. We will match you with a Club Member’s three-item Christmas wish list. Place the unwrapped gifts in a holiday gift bag (suggested spending is $25 per child), attach the Wish List, and deliver to the Mays Family Clubhouse at 123 Ralph Avenue by  Thursday, December 7.


Give The Gift of Opportunity That Lasts All Year: Commit to giving $10 or more a month at www.BeGreatSA.org/Donate (select the monthly recurring option). Every year, we spend over $900 per child to provide high quality after school and summer programs at our Clubs but we only charge $50 per Club Member. Your monthly gift helps cover this gap so that our youth continue to receive the same high-quality services year-round, regardless of economic barriers. Talent is universal. Opportunity is not. Your monthly gift ensures every Club Member gets the opportunity to succeed academically, live a healthy lifestyle and develop good character – a gift that lasts through the year and beyond.


Join the Holiday Wrapping Party: Gifts will make their way to the Holiday Gift Wrapping Party at the Mays Family Clubhouse (123 Ralph Ave). The Clubhouse will be transformed into an Elf Workshop and you are invited to join 100 volunteers in helping wrap over 3,000 gifts on Saturday, December 9! Space is limited. Email [email protected] to save your spot! 


Many of the youth we serve and their families can use the help and cheer this Christmas. Over 75% of them live at or around the poverty line. But 99% stay in school and progress to the next grade on time with the help of the Boys & Girls Clubs of San Antonio and you!

Download the form HERE, join the brigade and help make this a joyous holiday season for a deserving child in need!

For more information, contact Louis Perez at [email protected] or 210.436.0686 ext. 2009.

Even the staff friendships are important to me. Mr. Derrick (a youth development professional) is like the older brother I never had. He keeps me honest and if I do something wrong, he tells me so I get a chance to fix it. 

Growing up with a father in the Navy Reserves meant that sometimes I didn’t see him for stretches at a time. I know his absence helped me relate with Club kids who didn’t have two parents at home or who had trouble with their parents. Sometimes it gave me a chance to be an older brother figure to them. I also think being a military kid has made me more independent.” 

Your support will give more military youth like Steven the chance to start their great futures. It will give them a safe place to connect with role models and make friends, a quiet place to do homework, and a support network that keeps them returning to the Club. 

You can help more kids begin their great futures at the Club with your tax-deductible year-end gift today. 

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