Boys & Girls Clubs of America Launches #BGCmade Contest for Club Alumni Presented by Dr Pepper Snapple Group
One winner to receive $10,000 grant for local Boys & Girls Club
ATLANTA – JULY 10, 2017 – Boys & Girls Clubs of America invites Club alumni to share their success stories while earning cash to give back to the Club where it all began. From July 10 – 31, current and former Club kids, volunteers and employees can submit videos to participate in the #BGCmade contest for the chance to win $10,000 for their neighborhood Boys & Girls Club.
“My Boys & Girls Club in San Pedro, California was the first real home environment I had ever experienced, but I never imagined that I would find exactly what I wanted to do in my life at that Club,” said Misty Copeland, principal dancer of the American Ballet Theatre and Boys & Girls Club alumnus. “At 13 years old, I took my first ballet class on the basketball court of my Boys & Girls Club in my gym clothes. Although my training has moved beyond the basketball court and the Club, I will never forget the tools I was given by the incredible team and family that worked day in and day out to bring millions of kids the nurturing they need and deserve in order to succeed in life.”
Thanks to national presenter Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Boys & Girls Clubs of America is creating a global network of passionate Club alumni who can support and provide mentorship to current Club members and other alumni. By reconnecting with the Boys & Girls Club community through Alumni & Friends, former Club kids and supporters can also be powerful advocates for Clubs and the kids and communities they serve.
To enter the contest, Club alumni can visit BGCA.org/BGCmade and simply upload a short video describing how their Club experience enabled them to develop a skill, talent or a personal motto that helped shape their future. The contest is open to former Club kids, volunteers and employees.
One grand-prize winner will receive:
• $10,000 for their neighborhood Boys & Girls Club
• Private Skype chat with Misty Copeland
• $1,500 worth of Dr Pepper Snapple Group gear
First runner-up will win:
• $2,500 grant for their Club
• $1,000 worth of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Dr Pepper Snapple Group gear
Second runner-up will win:
• $1,000 grant for their Club
• $500 worth of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Dr Pepper Snapple Group gear
Boys & Girls Clubs’ Alumni & Friends is a community of former Club kids and passionate supporters who aspire to re-connect and get involved with local Clubs, gain access to networking and college or career resources dedicated to Club alumni, and give back to the next generation of Club kids. There are an estimated 16 million Club alumni living around the world today. From award-winning actors and professional athletes to community leaders and college students, Boys & Girls Club alumni come from all walks of life but share a common bond through their Boys & Girls Club experience.
For more information about the #BGCmade contest and official rules, visit BGCA.org/BGCmade.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www.BGCA.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,300 Clubs serve 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at Facebook and Twitter.
About Dr Pepper Snapple Group
Dr Pepper Snapple Group (NYSE: DPS) is a leading producer of flavored beverages in North America and the Caribbean. Our success is fueled by more than 50 brands that are synonymous with refreshment, fun and flavor. We have seven of the top 10 non-cola soft drinks, and nine of our 10 leading brands are No. 1 or No. 2 in their flavor categories. In addition to our flagship Dr Pepper and Snapple brands, our portfolio includes 7UP, A&W, Bai, Canada Dry, Clamato, Crush, Hawaiian Punch, IBC, Mott's, Mr & Mrs T mixers, Peñafiel, Rose's, Schweppes, Squirt and Sunkist soda. To learn more about our iconic brands and Plano, Texas-based company, please visit www.DrPepperSnapple.com. For our latest news and updates, follow us at www.Facebook.com/DrPepperSnapple or www.Twitter.com/DrPepperSnapple.