Two hundred thirteen (213) three-point season baskets made by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Team, with over half made on home court, did more than add a number to their scoreboard. The Crusaders, for the 2017-2018 season, once again partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to help make a difference in the lives of Club members through the Nothing But Net program. Each time the Crusaders scored a three-point basket; four local businesses donated $20 to the Clubs, up to $2,500 for the season!
Hodges & Davis, P.C., Grieger’s Motors, Lakeside Wealth Management, and Urschel Laboratories were proud “MVP Sponsors” of the 2017-2018 Nothing But Net program. Each year, this community partnership enables Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to enrich the lives of over 10,000 youth in two counties through youth development programs and activities focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.
“Our Nothing But Net MVP sponsors are longtime investors in our Clubs. We appreciate their commitment by allowing our Clubs to meet and fulfill the needs of our youth and communities through quality programs ensuring the future success of our Club members,” states Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. “We always are proud to be associated with Valparaiso University’s Men’s Basketball program and their exciting seasons.” Smiley states further.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has Clubs located in Valparaiso, Portage, South Haven, Chesterton, Hammond, East Chicago, Gary, Lake Station, Merrillville, and Cedar Lake as well as, operates Kidstop before and after-school childcare sites located in eleven elementary schools throughout Porter County.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for 63 years! Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35.00. For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact your local Club by calling (219) 464-7282 or visiting bgcgreaternwi.org. Great Futures Start HERE.