Three-point baskets made by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Team at home games did more than add a number to the scoreboard. The Crusaders, for the 2015-2016 season, once again partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County 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 at home games; three local businesses donated $20 to the Clubs, up to $2,500 for the season!
Grieger’s Motors, Lakeside Wealth Management, and Urschel Laboratories were proud “MVP Sponsors” of the 2015-2016 Nothing But Net program. Each year, this community partnership enables Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County to enrich the loves of over 5,000 youth 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, and we appreciate their support in helping us to provide top quality programs and opportunities that will ensure the future success of our Club members,” states Ryan Smiley, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County. “Also, we are proud to be associated with Valparaiso University’s Men’s Basketball program. What an extraordinary season they had, and we are wishing them best of luck in the upcoming 2016-2017 season,” Smiley states further.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County has Clubs located in Valparaiso, Portage, South Haven, and Chesterton, as well as, operates Kidstop before and after-school childcare sites located in nine elementary schools throughout Porter County.