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Upcoming Events: 
February 3, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Running of the Ducks Kick-off Party at The Shed

March 31, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Running of the Ducks at Red Lerille's Health and Racquet Club!

 Louisiana Christmas with Ellis Marsalis 


Some of our members had the opportunity to perform with Jazz Legend Ellis Marsalis and the Acadiana Symphony and Orchestra. The Boys & Girls Clubs are part of the 200 member ASYC with the Club having the most members with 49. The Maestro said the Boys & Girls Club kids were the best trained and the best vocally out of all of the kids.




Courtesy Cadillac  


The Boys & Girls Clubs Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra sang at Courtesy Cadillac.   


Acadiana Symphany & Conservatory of Music  


Courtesy Cadillac's Website 




Festival of Lights 


 The Boys & Girls Clubs Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra sang at the Festival of Lights.


Acadiana Symphany & Conservatory of Music  




Youth Orchestra on GMA


The Boys & Girls Clubs Acadiana Symphony Youth Orchestra sang on Channel 3's Good Morning Acadiana. You can find a video at  


KATC's Website 


Acadiana Symphony & Conservatory of Music's Website 





Super 1 Foods Check Presentations



Super 1 Foods presented a check to the Boys & Girls Clubs at the Ribbon Cutting in Lafayette and in New Iberia.  



Super 1 Foods Website 




Phil Haney Community Projects, Inc. Donates Bowl Tickets  


Through the Phil Haney Community Projects, Inc Phil Haney was able to donate New Orleans Bowl Game tickets to some lucky Boys & Girls Club members. They had a time of a lifetime. Recently, Phil Haney also held a job shadowing program for Boys & Girls Club members.






Rosa's Angels

Robin McMillon with Rosa's Angels donated 100 Christmas gifts to kids represented from all Clubs. Ms. Robin gives each of the 100 kids about three gifts. The Jackie Club receives 50 extra gifts from private donor Kenneth Livingston. For the very first time the Granberry Club received from private donors enough gifts to give every kid that comes to the Club year round at least one gift (130 gifts total). We would like to give a special thanks to Mr. Burley Pellerin and his wife, Mr. David Domangue, Mrs. Rena with the LSU Ag Center, and a donor who wishes to remain anonymous. Verna Ardoin, a local seamstress, also contributed by making 25 coats for Club kids.








UL Step Up Program

Don't forget to check out their new website and see what they are doing to help the Clubs!







Iberia Club Member gets Patch on Letterman Jacket


Zach Randozzo has been a Club member for two and a half years. He will graduate from High School in 2013. He and his brother Trey started coming when Trey had to do community service. Since then, they have come to hang out multiple times to play basketball and give everyone hugs. Catholic High School allows them to get a patch for every organization they belong to, regardless if it is a school organization or not.   






Clubs had a Fun Day!


The Clubs "Fun Day" was a celebration of the Christmas Holidays. A few of the activities that were held at the Jackie Club were:  three legged race, wheel barrel race, sack race, fastest cake eater, & cookie contest. Super 1 Foods donated the cake for Iberia's Fun Day. We would like to thank Board Member, Angie Doyle for donating Popeye's chicken and biscuits for the members.







Members help with the Channel 10 "Food For Families" Iberia Foodnet Drive


As part of the Channel 10 "Food For Families" Iberia Foodnet Drive our members were able to get into the Christmas spirit and give back to our community.  At Laureville Baptist Church some of our members picked up all types of food from vehicles that drove up to drop off. They were able to weigh the food and box it up to go to the Foodnet for those in need.


Check out the Food Net's website     


KLFY's Website 


Congratulations to the Foodnet! They received 104,000 pounds of donated food as well as $25,000 at this years event.










Acadiana Coup De Main
Dustin Cravins, son of Mayor Cravins started the Acadiana Coup De Main 3 years ago at Evangeline Downs. This year it was held December 8th and raised approximately $3,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs in Opelousas. This year's lineup included performances by Leon Chavis, Grammy nominated Geno Delafose, Patrick Henry and the Liberation band, Keith Frank, along with a guest appearance by Chris Ardoin and others.


ULL Football 

34 members of the Boys & Girls Clubs were able to visit the ULL Football Practice Field this month to watch the players practice. After practice, the players called the kids out onto the field and played football with them.  You can find videos on








International Association of Drilling Contractors


IADC gererously presentation a check to the Boys & Girls Clubs at their recent social.


Check out their website 





Conn's Cox Toy Drive

The Conn's Cox Toy Drive has ended. Thank you to everyone that was able to bring a toy for those in need.   


Conn's Website 


Cox Communications Website 







Every Tuesday and Thursday Boys & Girls Club Members visit Burgersmith. Members have the chance to experience dealing with customers, interacting with co-workers, using an automated point of sale system, developing basic kitchen skills and learning sanitation practices.


Burgersmith's Website 







Gannett Foundation Grant Awarded to BGC

The Gannett Foundation awarded a $2,500 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs to help fund it's project homework assistance.








The Boys & Girls Clubs are a Junior League Grant Recipient


"Music Educates" will provide 33 Boys & Girls Club children with the opportunity to engage in a musical experience who would have otherwise not had the opportunity. Participants, ages 6-18, will receive musical education and instruction, provided by the Acadiana Symphony and Conservatory of Music, at the Granberry and Jackie Units.


Junior League of Lafayette's Website 

CUPS Programs

CUPS (Communities Uniting in Prayer and Service) is a Church Group and a vessel of God's love, which invites everyone to experience God's abundance through both giving and receiving. We would like to thank them for donating presents for some of our Boys & Girls Club members. 






East Bayou Church Project


The East Bayou Church has recently started a project for the Boys & Girls Clubs. They are working on building some pool tables for the Clubs. The kids are ecstatic.



Burley & Dana Pellerin Donated Gift Cards to some lucky kids for Christmas

Burley Pellerin is one of the Boys & Girls Clubs wonderful Board Members. Burley and his wife, Dana, were in the Christmas spirit and decided to give Wal Mart gift cards to a large number of Boys & Girls Club members who were in need. The Pellerin's put a smile on the members faces and ensured that they would have a merry Christmas. 






Rooms To Go 


If you are going to be doing furniture shopping soon please visit "Rooms To Go."  The store is located at 3550 Ambassador Caffery Parkway.  They gave the Boys & Girls Clubs a percent of the first day of sales.   





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