Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Tour the Boys & Girls Club Youth Center – Aug. 14

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on July 29, 2013

Tour the Boys & Girls Club Youth Center – Aug. 14
BGCOP offers tours once a month

Oxnard, Calif.—The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme offers monthly tours of its 5th Street Clubhouse. Tour the Martin V. Smith Clubhouse August 14, beginning at noon. Lunch is served prior to the tour.

“On the tours we discuss our programs, see the areas where our members work, play and learn, and provide information on how important the Club is to our members and the surrounding community,” said Kelly Ventimiglia, BGCOP Director of Major Gifts and Annual Giving.

The tour offers people a chance to see the Club’s multipurpose room with its inspirational pictures of children riding bikes and playing cards, painted by long-time volunteer Linda Dullam; the music room and recording booth, where the Club’s Peace Thru Music program provides free music lessons year-round; the after-school tutoring rooms, where members receive help with homework on a daily basis; the gymnasium area, where students play basketball and other sports; the cafeteria; and other areas of the Club.

“The tours give people a chance to see what programs we offer and what we do at the Club for all our members,” said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP chief professional officer. “The tours are open to all community members and anyone interested in learning more about the Club.”

For more information or to schedule a tour, contact Kelly Ventimiglia at 805-815-4959 x205 or

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


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