Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

12th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on March 10, 2014

12th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast

Kyle Maynard_keynote

Join us this Thursday, March 13, for our 12th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast! This year’s keynote speaker is Kyle Maynard, an incredible motivational speaker who challenges audiences to not give up, to strive to accomplish their loftiest goals. Born with a disability known as congenital amputation, where his arms end at his elbows and legs near the knees, Kyle was the first man to crawl on his own to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. As a motivational speaker, he teaches people around the world that there are no worthy excuses, no matter how challenging your difficulties may seem.

The breakfast event is a community rally to help create Great Futures for Kids by supporting Club programs that ensure children graduate from high school and achieve self-sufficiency, along with possessing a strong character and leadership skills. Families pay $20 per year to become members of the Club; the Club pays the remaining $500 per year in program fees for each child. It’s money well spent, as members of BGCOP have higher graduation rates and lower teen pregnancy and crime rates than other area youth, resulting in a 1,200 percent return on donor investments.

“Our 2014 campaign goal is to raise $100,000 to help us provide the quality programs and services to our more than 9,000 Oxnard youth and their families,” said Tim Blaylock, BGCOP Chief Professional Officer.

Despite his physical challenges, Maynard has wrestled for one of the best teams in the Southeast, set records in weightlifting, and fought in mixed martial arts, among many other things.

For more information, or to attend the breakfast, contact Tim Blaylock at (805) 815-4959 ext.203 or tblaylock@bgcop.org. To make a donation to the campaign, visit bgcop.donordrive.com.

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