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Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside Receives Grant from Target to Enhance Soccer Program

Oceanside CA— Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) received $1,000 from Target to provide sports equipment for our soccer program.

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BGCO recognizes the importance of sports and recreation for the health and vitality of Club members. We offer a free intramural soccer program for Club members to teach character building and skill development. This grant will ensure all members have access to things like cleats for growing feet, shin guards for safety, and quality field conditions to practice and play on.

Team sports build a sense of community and comradery amongst team mates. Our soccer program creates an outlet for competition and promotes healthy fitness habits like running, stretching, and consistency. Having a coed team creates a feeling of equality and eliminates barriers youth may experience off the field.

“The grant has given our Club the resources to ensure our members have the opportunity to build the skills and techniques they need to become successful athletes,” said Jodi Diamond, CEO. “With the help of community members like Target, our youth will have the skills and experience they need to play for their high school teams and even apply for scholarships to college.”

For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside please contact Hannah Moss at HMoss@BGCOceanside.org, call (760) 433-8920, and visit our website BGCOceanside.org or Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/BGCOside .


About Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside (BGCO) is a youth development organization that is dedicated to providing a safe, fun and enriching environment for youth to spend time during non-school hours.  During the school year, we serve 1,400 youth daily, providing stimulating and quality Science, Technology, Research, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STREAM) activities.  In addition, we offer a unique program to adults with disabilities, called R.O.A.D.’s.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside is a local, independent organization affiliated with Boys & Girls Clubs of America. BGCO raises 100% of the funds that support our life changing programs through individual giving, events and grants.  100% of those funds stay right here in North County to serve youth in our local communities.

We continue to uphold our mission: To inspire, develop and enrich young people to reach their fullest potential as confident, responsible, caring members of society.

About Target

Target is committed to increasing access to soccer for youth across the country. The Target youth soccer grant program provides support for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches.