Original Story: It’s a busy week at Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich. On Monday the club kicked off the start of ZAC Camp, which continues throughout the week.
On Thursday the Club is hosting its ninth annual 3-on-3 Corporate Basketball Challenge on Thursday night at the Clubhouse.
Over 190 corporate basketball enthusiasts, Club representatives and alumni from Fairfield County and New York, will play in the tournament, which doubles as a fundraiser for Club programs which focus on academic success, good character & citizenship and healthy lifestyles.
The winning team receives the coveted championship title and trophy. Last year’s champions represented Gittleson & Associates, CPAs.
To kick off this event, Club members, age 8-12 will participate in a basketball clinic hosted by NBA professional Phaethon Bolton, Club alumnus and former Wake Forest Division-1 basketball player. The clinic is free for the first 30 members and kids will learn how to dribble, shoot and pass.
This ‘NBA wannabe’ corporate tournament starts at 5:00 pm with an indeterminable end time.
“We look forward to this high energy competition every year because the kids get a chance to see their community leaders actively playing a competitive game of basketball in support of them,” said Bobby Walker, Jr. BGCG CEO. “It also raises awareness about the Club’s valuable services, accumulates the financial support needed to run these programs and is a great networking forum for the area’s business leaders,”
BGCG Board volunteers and BGCG teens will keep score and spectators are welcome to attend. There is still a chance to get involved. For more information, visit bgcg.org.
Corporate tournament participants, 2015:
GOLD SPONSORS: BTIG, Espalier Global Management, Gabelli Foundation
SILVER SPONSORS: Seneca Capital, Titan Advisors
TEAM SPONSORS: Andersen Tax, AQR Capital Management, Axiom International Investors LLC, BasePoint Capital, Camelot Capital, Catterton Management, Credit Suisse, Cristo Rey NY High School, Ellington Management Group, General Atlantic, Gittleson & Associates, JAT Capital Management, Jefferies LoanCore, Jericho Capital Asset Management LP, Merrill Lynch, Mitsubishi UFJ Fund Services, NEBCO, Nomura Securities International, Oak Hill Capital Management, PineView Asset Management, Richards, Sageview Capital, Stone Point Capital, Tide Point Capital Management, LP, Wine Wise Greenwich.
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The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich aims to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors. We offer an array of the most extensive and comprehensive programs in Greenwich to members ages 6-18. The Club is located in a state-of-the-art facility with indoor and outdoor summer camps and serves as the leading provider of athletic leagues and competitive teams. For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, a member of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, has provided high-quality programming which builds character and citizenship and offers kids a safe, nurturing, affordable environment in which to succeed. The mission of the Club is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.