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Your News Brief – June 5, 2020

The trails at the Audubon are open for all to enjoy! Eli Schaffer, Director of the Audubon Center in Greenwich, informed us that the trails are open and this is a wonderful time to see the end of the spring migration and other wildlife. He also said the center’s store is open for curbside pickup. Birding, or ornithology, has become very popular this year the Audubon’s store has all you need for backyard birding. They can be reached at 203-869-5272 or www.greenwich.audubon.org  read more...

BGCG Announces New CEO

The Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich announced the appointment of Cristina Vittoria as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2020. She currently serves as the organization’s Vice President of Development and will succeed Bobby Walker, Jr. whose decision to accept an opportunity at Greenwich Academy was announced earlier this year. read more...

Community Relief Fund Issues Grants for BGCG, River House

The Greenwich United Way’s Greenwich COVID-19 Community Relief Fund issued its third round of grants totaling $51,500 for Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) and River House. BGCG will use the grant for virtual club online activities for students, food support and computers. The River House grant will go toward the adult day center’s distance care program for seniors. read more...

BGCG Awards Dinner Set for Feb. 6

On Feb. 6 at 6 p.m., the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) will name its 2020 Youth of the Year recipient, which is the highest honor a BGCG member can recieve. The 52nd annual awards dinner will take place at the club, and will also honor the 2020 Champion of Youth Award recipient, Susan Bevan.

Each year, the teenage BGCG members apply to become the Youth of the Year. The program recognizes an outstanding Club member who has made significant contributions to his or her family, school, community and Club.

BGCG Members Receive Holiday Backpacks

On Tuesday at the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich, members from Filling in the Blanks, a nonprofit organization based in nearby Norwalk that aims to fight childhood hunger, passed out over 100 backpacks filled with special items for the holidays to Club Kids who are a part of the Filling in the Blanks program. Shawnee Knight and Tina Kramer, both mothers, started the organization in 2013 as a way to marry their love of community, children, food and charity, not just during the holidays, but year round.