Our Club

Our Club

Our Facility currently offers:

A Learning Center that:
  • Allows members to relax
  • Read a book or magazine 
  • Learn about something new
We even have a piano in there!

A Technology Lab which:
  • Houses 15 internet based computers
  • Allows our members to create a project
  • Enables our members to conduct research 

A Creative Arts Room which fosters:
  • Creative Expression
  • Theatre  and Dance
  • Visual Art

A Teen Center which provides a dedicated area for teens to participate in exciting programs.

A Large Game Room with:
  • Pool tables
  • Video games
  • Foos ball tables
  • Air hockey,
and other resources to keep youth active and social.

An Education/Recreation Complex including an education area, a performing area, basketball and volleyball court, fitness center, and skateboard park. 

Where We Want to Grow. . .

The campus of BGCNN offers unique possibilities for growth and expansion!! 

Our Education/Recreation Complex needs:
  • restrooms
  • kitchen
  • performing stage
  • club meeting room
  • storage space 
We would like to incorporate green space for our youth members so they can take in all of the fresh air that the Northern Neck has to offer. 

So much we CAN DO!

Boys & Girls Club Spruces Up for the New Year

The Boys & Girls Club of the Northern Neck (BGCNN), using a grant of more than $20,000 from Lowe’s, has newly improved kitchen and bathroom facilities in the Club’s Recreation and Community Center on North Main Street in Kilmarnock. 

This Community building is used by up to 140 children each day for many of the Club’s after-school activities, and all day during the Club’s well attended and busy summer program. A former lumber storage facility, the Recreation and Community Center, located behind the BGCNN Learning Center and administration offices, had no toilets and only a small kitchen. When needed, children and staff had to use the facilities in the main building. 

According to BGCNN Executive Director Phillip Mumford, these much-needed improvements and renovations were part of a $1 million Lowe’s Improvement and Renovation Project, allocated on a national basis for improving Boys & Girls Clubs from Rhode Island to California.  

“We were pleased to be selected from hundreds of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country because of our critical need and the excellent work our team has continued to do in our seven years of operation,” he said. “Only 19 clubs, out of a total of 4100 nationwide, received grants from Lowe’s this year. We appreciate the recognition, we’re excited about these important improvements to our facilities, and we’re very grateful to Lowe’s for their help.”

The local Boys & Girls Club Recreation Center improvement project has an important local dimension, says Mumford, in that it includes additional professional-grade kitchen equipment donated by The Lancaster Players. According to Ben Estes, President of The Lancaster Players, “We’re delighted to support the fine work of The Boys & Girls Club in helping our area youth reach their academic and leadership goals.” 

In addition, the installation work was contributed by Eagle River Construction of Lottsburg, which specializes in custom home building and improvements, and overseen by Ed Fuehrer, a member of the club’s Board of Directors and the Club’s former President, who donated an attractive red and white striped awning to spruce up the kitchen entry.

Lowe’s has been a generous partner of The Boys & Girls Clubs of America since 2009, contributing $6 million in grants and thousands of volunteer hours to fund improvements at more than 120 clubs. “Improvements and renovations are our lifeblood at Lowe’s,” said Virginia McAninch, Public Relations Director for the Lowe’s Gloucester location. “So we’re thrilled to support the BGCNN with these improvements to the safe haven and supportive environment that they provide for Northern Neck youth.”

According to Mumford, the improvements have another important benefit. “We can now offer the only venue in our area that is available for rent that seats more than 300 people, with full amenities,” he said. “So we can continue to open our doors to community events, fundraisers, private parties and other large gatherings on a commercial basis at a very reasonable price.”  

The club provides a safe haven each day after regular school hours with educational activities and recreation for primary school age children and teens from Lancaster and Northumberland County schools. Over the past year, the number of youth and teens attending has grown from an average of 70-80 per day to 120-140.

Photo caption:
The ribbon-cutting ceremony for new kitchen and bathroom facilities at the Boys & Girls Club was attended by representatives from the Boys and Girls Club of the Northern Neck – Executive Director Phillip Mumford, Virginia McAninch, Lowe’s Gloucester and Ben Estes, President -The Lancaster Players.

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