Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

“Ventura County Boys & Girls Clubs feel economic crunch”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 28, 2013

Every day after school, Randy Holmes, 10, walks with classmates and a staff member from Walnut Canyon School to the building next door that houses the Boys & Girls Club of Moorpark.

There, Randy will get help with his homework, work on a craft project, play basketball on the outside court and challenge his friends to a game of air hockey in the game room. At every stopping point Randy is supervised by staff members.

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/jan/27/county-boys-girls-clubs-feel-economic-crunch/?partner=RSS#ixzz2JIOOBsFR
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“Healthy Smiles Support Boys and Girls Club Youth”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 23, 2013

To support the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Channel Islands Family Dental Office is donating 100 percent of every new patient’s regular cleaning in 2013 to the Club.

“It’s great to have the support of community businesses helping to provide a better future for our youth,” said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP Chief Professional Officer. “In this type of endeavor, community members can help the Club while receiving necessary dental care. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

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Healthy Smiles Support Boys and Girls Club Youth

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 22, 2013

Oxnard, Calif.—To support the programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, Channel Islands Family Dental Office is donating 100 percent of every new patient’s regular cleaning in 2013 to the Club.

“It’s great to have the support of community businesses helping to provide a better future for our youth,” said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP Chief Professional Officer. “In this type of endeavor, community members can help the Club while receiving necessary dental care. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Channel Islands Family Dental Office provides care for patients of all ages. The dental office staff is bilingual and the office is an in-network provider for most dental PPO insurances and accepts Healthy Families and Medi-cal for children under the age of 18.
Channel Islands Family Dental Office is offering a new patient regular cleaning for uninsured adults for $59 and children for $49, all of which will be donated to the club. For patients with dental insurance, the office will donate 10 percent of the proceeds of their cleaning to the Club.
“Most dental insurances cover preventive dental services, including a cleaning at 100 percent. New patients can get healthy, and be part of restoring the community’s youth for as little as their yearly deductibles,” said Dr. Gustavo Assatourians, chief dentist and owner of the dental office. “The cleaning also includes oral health education training, nutritional counseling and a take-home dental care gift bag.”
For a limited time, the dental office will also waive the admissions dental exam and necessary x-ray fees, a value of $180.
“We believe in our future, a future of education, a future of support, a future of healthy smiles,” said Assatourians. “The Boys and Girls Club works to make our communities safer, getting every child to a better path. We are proud to support their efforts.”
Channel Islands Family Dental Office
Located in Port Hueneme, Channel Islands Family Dental Office has served the Ventura County community for six years For more information call (805) 985-6966, visit http://www.cidentist.com or email channelislandsdental@gmail.com.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme exists to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With three full-service clubs, 18 school program sites and one housing site, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in California, serving 9,000 members annually. The group is also the first Boys & Girls Club of its kind to open a site inside a Juvenile Justice Center in the state of California. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, technology and sports, fitness and recreation. For more information, visit http://www.positiveplace4kids.org.

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“Boys & Girls Club art contest inspires Oxnard-area members”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 18, 2013

Irma Santana, 11, fashioned a boot from wire, cardboard and newspapers.

For her effort, she was named a runner-up in the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme fine arts exhibit.

“It’s great because I never made something like this before,” she said. “One day, I’d like to be an artist designing purses and shoes.”

Five judges spent 30 minutes last week assessing artwork from more than 100 students and selected a winner and a runner-up for each of 10 categories. The pieces have been on display at the Martin V. Smith Youth Center multipurpose room since Jan. 1.

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“Public safety officers in Ventura County to square off for charity”

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 16, 2013

Ventura County Firefighter Mike Fuller said he doesn’t mind getting punched in the face, provided it’s for a good cause.

On Jan. 26, he’ll have that chance when he steps into a boxing ring, opposite a police officer, at the Oceanview Pavilion in Port Hueneme as part of “Battle of the Badges IV.”

Inspired by a friendly rivalry between law enforcement officers and firefighters, the boxing show benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme, which serve more than 9,000 youths a year.

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/jan/15/public-safety-officers-in-ventura-county-to-off/#ixzz2IAh9yw5S
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Blaylock: A resolution to be positively powerful this year

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on January 2, 2013

Each of us has the potential to be enormously, powerfully good, and to do good for others. Oral Lee Brown is one woman who tapped her potential. She became a “real-life angel.”

In 1987, Brown, a real estate agent in Northern California, saw a young girl in her neighborhood begging for money. She learned the girl’s family life made it difficult for her to attend elementary school.

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2013/jan/01/blaylock-a-resolution-to-be-positively-powerful/?opinion=1#ixzz2GsDXvsh9
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