Join us for our 3rd annual ZGravy Chase on Thanksgiving Day

36th Annual Golf Outing Benefits the Youth of Boone County.

2019 Golf Outing

The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County (BGCBoone) hosted the 36th Annual “Tee It Up for the Kids” golf outing on Friday, August 2 at the Golf Club of Indiana.  This year’s event marked the 10th year Ameriprise Financial Endeavor Group, has been the presenting sponsor.

Eric Bilitz, President of the Endeavor Group states, “How can you beat a day like today when you get to play golf for the benefit of the kids in the community and the organization who mission is to help those kids be the best they can be?”   In addition to the presenting sponsorship for the golf outing, Ameriprise has been contributing to the Club for 20 years, supporting sports, capital projects and the annual campaign.

This year’s event was the first joint golf outing since the merger of the Lebanon Area Boys & Girls Club and the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville into the Boy & Girls Club of Boone County.  The outing raised more funds for the youth in the county than the independent outings have raised in past years, over $25,000.  Rob Schein, BGCBoone board president states, “Thanks to partners such as Ameriprise, the Club is able to keep our member fees low in order to serve all the youth of Boone County.  48% of the $1.56 million budget is raised through special events, corporate sponsors, individual donations and grants.”

The Boys & Girls Club of Boone County– Lebanon, Whitestown and Zionsville– serves 425 members daily and currently has 3000 total members. In addition to their daily programming, they offer sports leagues and summer camps. In Lebanon, they feed an average of 85 kids, five days a week. Without the meal provided by the Club, most of the kids would go hungry until school the next day. The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County is to enable all area youth, especially those that need them most, to develop the skills, fitness, and character they need to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.

In addition to Ameriprise, Global Plastics and PWG/Levitetz Family Foundation were presenting sponsors for the event.  120 golfers enjoyed a beautiful day on the course with box lunches and a post golf cookout in the Clubhouse.  The Florida scramble format with a putting contest, game cards, silent auction and a raffle were enjoyed by the golfers.  We look forward to hosting the 37th annual event in August of 2020.

More Trophies for our Karate Kids

Karate Kids Winning Trophies

Congratulations to our recent Karate Competition Winners! We had three students compete in the 2019 Haynes Apperson Battle Of Independence on July 6th. Alex, an orange belt, placed 2nd in Kata, 1st in Chanbarra, and 1st in sparring. Lauren placed 2nd in kata, and 4rd in Self Defense. Jyri, a green belt, placed 1st in kata, 3rd in sparring, and 3rd in Chanbarra.

Karate Competition Winners

Congratulations to our recent Karate Competition Winners! We had three students compete in the Kobayashi National Karate Championships in Kokomo, IN on June 1st.

From left to right, Connor a blue belt, placed 1st in Chanbarra, 2nd in sparring, and 4th in Kata. Alex, a orange belt, placed 3rd in Kata, and 1st in Chanbarra, and Lauren in her first sparring competition placed 2nd, and 3rd in Chanbarra. Lauren was just promoted to yellow belt.

Easter Eggtravaganza held at the Whitestown and Zionsville Units.

Kiddos had a big time at the annual Eggtravaganza event.  Just what we need, kids hopped up on sugar!


Boone County Family Feud

Family Feud

Great night supporting Boone County non-profits with the first Annual Family Feud.  BGCBoone came in a close 2nd.

Sarah is busy catching up on all the Super Hero movies so she will be ready for next year.

Family Feud

Upcoming Events

Dance Night
Sep 27, 2019 / 8pm - 10pm

Dance Night
Oct 11, 2019 / 8pm - 10pm

3rd Annual ZGravy Chase
Nov 28, 2019 / 8:00am

Winter Formal
Dec 7, 2019 / 8pm - 11pm

Spring Fling
Mar 13, 2020 / 8pm - 11pm