The Valparaiso University volleyball team took time from their practice schedule to offer a one-day camp to members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s South Haven Unit. Through the encouragement of Valparaiso University’s volleyball coach, Carin Avery, the team instructed Club members on the basics of volleyball including skill-building in setting, spiking, serving, and passing.
“Volleyball always generates a lot of interest from our Club members,” stated Ron Ranta, unit director for the South Haven Club. “Not only did our members learning basic skills of this sport – but they had an amazing opportunity to interact with individuals who value volunteerism and truly care about kids. We had 42 Club members participate and, at the end of the camp, the University Team joined in a game of dodgeball with our kids!”
For more than forty years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County (bgcpoco.org) has enabled young people to achieve GREAT futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Four Club sites and nine Kidstop locations throughout Porter County serve nearly 5,000 young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County provides a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. When school is out, our Clubs are in! Learn more about membership, volunteer opportunities, or how to make a tax deductible donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County by contacting your local Club at (219) 464-7282, or by visiting bgcpoco.org, http://www.bgcpoco.org/facebook, and http://bgcpoco.org/twitter. Great Futures Start HERE.