Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Latest News

July 16, 2010

Boys and Girls Club to Host 3rd Annual Golf Gala

Corsicana — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Navarro County will host its third Annual Golf Gala at 9 a.m. July 24 to help raise funds for the summer program.

This is the first year the golf gala will be held at the Corsicana Country Club. Teams of four can enter for $260 or individuals can enter for $65 per player. Hole Sponsors can donate $100 to sponsor a hole on the course.

The funds raised from the gala will go toward the 10 week summer camp. The Boys and Girls Club has 115 kids ages six through eighteen enrolled in its summer camp. The camp lasts from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Director of the Boys and Girls Club, Andre Kennard, said the cost is only $25 for the entire summer, which is why they host activities like the golf tournament.

During the summer camp the kids are broken into three different age groups and each group rotates between activities. Activities include: Arts and crafts, water slides, playing on bouncy balls and going to the bowling ally. Most of the activities take place at the Boys and Girls Club. Groups like Child Advocacy, Voice Inc., and 4H come in daily to guide the kids on the right path. The programs help kids with self-control, self-esteem, drug prevention and healthy lifestyle choices. All of these groups donate their time free of charge. The club provides the kids with a vegetarian meal every day to help promote healthy lifestyle.

“The Boys and Girls Club is ultimately a safe haven. It’s a place kids can use for recreation, tutoring, developing socialization skills, leadership skills and building positive relationships with other kids,” Kennard said.

The Boys and Girls Club also offers after-school programs during the school year. School buses have the club on their route and drop off kids. The children usually stay from 3:30 to 7 p.m. During that time tutoring is offered individually or in groups.

“Tutoring is one core program. We want a positive impact on grade point average primarily in reading and math,” Kennard said.

The club operates mostly by volunteers and a small paid staff. Other fundraisers throughout the year are the Bowl-A-Thon that took place in May and in spring 2011 it will host another major fundraiser.

To enter the Golf Gala, contact the Boys and Girls Club by July 21.

The Boys and Girls Club mission statement is, “To enable all young people especially, those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.”


Ali Veldman is a special contributor to the Daily Sun. Want to “Soundoff” on this story? E-mail:


Text Only
Latest News
  • 4-18-14 Campbell Award.jpg Campbell named ‘Texas Aviator of the Year’

    It was quite an honor for Corsicana's “Dr. Dave.” The longtime Corsicana physician, and namesake of C. David Campbell Field at the Corsicana airport was named 2014 Texas Aviator of the Year by the Texas Department of Transportation.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-18-14 Hop 1.jpg Kids at Hop Downtown offer insights into holiday

    The Hop Downtown, sponsored by the Main Street Office and local businesses, was colorful, loud and joyous, with Easter Bunny photos, free eggs, cookies, a bounce house and face painting Thursday afternoon in downtown Corsicana.

    April 17, 2014 3 Photos

  • 4-18-14 Wesley UMC.jpg Two churches set to close

    Two local United Methodist churches are going through the early stages of closing their doors.
    Barry United Methodist Church and Wesley United Methodist Church in north Corsicana are both ending their ministries, according to their respective pastors.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-18-14 NavarroRegional.jpg Baker named hospital ‘Employee of Year’

    Navarro Regional Hospital has named Sandy Baker as 2013 Employee of the Year. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Baker was chosen from among 327 fellow employees for the honor.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Church News for Friday, April 18, 2014

    News and announcements submitted by congregations throughout Navarro County.

    April 17, 2014

  • Mounted shoot event draws wide interest

    A fast-growing sport among western enthusiasts is taking center stage in Hubbard next weekend.
    The Hubbard Rodeo Association is hosting a Cowboy Mounted Shoot on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27

    April 17, 2014

  • Calicos to host dance clinic Saturday

    The Corsicana High School Calico Drill Team will host a special dance clinic for girls in 6th , 7th and 8th grade this Saturday, April 19 beginning at 9 a.m. in the Calico Dance Studio

    April 17, 2014

  • UWNC main Helping our fellow man

    A beautiful day, delicious food and the very entertaining Mike Doocy of Fox 4 Sports combined to provide United Way volunteers with a lot of appreciation for their hard work in the 2014 campaign.

    April 16, 2014 4 Photos

  • YMCA warns against woman fraudulently soliciting funds

    A woman has been soliciting funds, falsely portraying herself as representing the YMCA, Executive Director Terry Seth reported late Wednesday afternoon. A business owner in town informed Seth a lady solicited his business, saying she was raising money for the YMCA for a program for deaf children. Seth says the YMCA does not have such a program.

    April 16, 2014

  • Wine and walking

    About a dozen local businesses are opening their doors for the Derrick Days Wine and Cheese stroll this year, and many are only doing it as an open house opportunity.

    The stroll is scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. April 24 in downtown Corsicana. It's free and open to the public.

    April 16, 2014

AP Video
Twitter Updates