Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receive LA84 Grant for Scholarships and for Families In-Need due to COVID19
Oceanside, CA (FEBRUARY, 2021) - Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) has received a $30,000 grant from the LA84 Foundation to support member scholarships for low-income youth as well as increased operational costs due to COVID19. LA84 Foundation funding will help ensure financial support for low-income youth who greatly need the safe environment, academic support and sports and fitness opportunities that the Club offers.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, BGCO has quickly adapted to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the low-income youth we serve. BGCO successfully opened for summer camp in June, and has been providing our new Back2School program since August 17th. The Back2School program provides at-risk youth with a quiet focused environment so they can complete classwork, receive individualized academic support, educational enrichment, and daily fitness and recreational activities. Helping youth remain physically fit and engaged in sports activities has been a priority for BGCO, even though we have had to make modifications due to the pandemic.
“We are so incredibly grateful for the LA84 Foundation’s support. The economic crisis caused by the pandemic has put an immense financial burden on our families as well as BGCO. LA 84 Foundation support will help ensure that our Club can continue to provide the sports and fitness activities our youth need to remain healthy both physically and mentally, ” said Jodi Diamond, CEO.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Rhonda Guaderrama at firstname.lastname@example.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants. 100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.
We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.
About the LA84 Foundation
The LA84 Foundation is a nationally recognized leader in support of youth sport programs and public education and advocates for the important role sports participation plays in positive youth development. Created with a share of the 1984 Olympic Games surplus, LA84 began operations in 1985 as a grant making and educational foundation. The foundation supports hundreds of non-profit youth sports organizations throughout Southern California annually, trains coaches, commissions research, convenes conferences and maintains the world’s premier Olympic and sports library collection.