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2017 Mid-Year Report

20 years of Clubs in Skagit County!

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW?

Club Alumni make a difference

General Wesley Clark Kerry Washington Steve Largent

The Club saved my life.” If you’ve had the opportunity to spend time around​

a​ Boys & Girls Club, you begin to notice some unique qualities that seem to

inhabit the place, just as constantly as our numerous members and mentoring

staff. If you take a moment to ask a young member why they attend, what

they like about the Club, or what they experience, the life stories will vary and

personal interests will be different, but several themes are ever-present in the

lives of our Club members. The Club is a place of safety & support. The Club is

a place of high expectation & encouragement. The Club is a place of becoming.

The Club is a place where great futures start.

Ever since 1860, when the Boys & Girls Clubs got their start, members have

found a place to meet friends, get help with homework, enjoy engaging activities,

and receive mentorship from caring & professional staff. But time in the

Club is only the beginning. Club members mature, grow, and go on to be prepared

for the world around them, and engaged in their communities– mindful

of the path that led them forward.​And when Club members become alumni,

they make a difference.​

“I always go back to lessons learned at the Club. We discovered

there was something higher than ourselves, and that giving back

to others was what really mattered.” ~General Wesley Clark

General Wesley Clark was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. A West Point graduate,

Rhodes Scholar, and highly decorated Army general & veteran, he served

as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in Europe. His great accolades as a military

and civic leader are numerous. But he often looks back at his first leadership

training he received at his local Club, for giving him the motivation and

encouragement necessary to rise to many challenges. More than a safe and

productive place for a kid from a single-parent home to hang out, the Club was

where he learned confidence. “I always go back to lessons learned at the Club.

We discovered there was something higher than ourselves, and that giving

back to others was what really mattered.”

Kerry Washington was raised in the Bronx, New York. A preforming arts devotee,

dancer, and acting prodigy, she is widely known for her acting roles. Between

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Heritage Bank

Mike Gubrud – Farmers Insurance

Skagit Transportation

Swinomish Casino

Snack Cart Sponsor

CPI Plumbing/SaviBank

Barrett Financial

– Community Caring Project

Hole Sponsor

Wells Fargo

Green/Tee Sponsor

Banner Bank

Bob’s Burgers & Brew

Brown Line LLC

Central Moving & Storage

Conover Insurance

Cook Road Shell

Farmstrong Brewery

Flyers Restaurant & Brewery

Gateway Transmission

Just Peachy Frozen Yogurt

Land Title & Escrow

Louis Auto Glass

Rallye Auto

Safelite AutoGlass

Scholten’s Equipment

SEMRAU Engineering & Surveying

ServiceMaster

Skagit River Steel & Recycling

ServPro Skagit

Skagit Valley Marine Corps League

Smiley Insurance

2016 ANNUAL DINNER &

AUCTION:

Ringmaster – Title Sponsor

Dreamchasers RV

Step Right Up

K&H Print Solutions

KarMart for Kids Foundation

Grandstand

Columbia Distributing

CPI Plumbing & Heating

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