Fund Raising Events

Throughout the year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo hold many programs and events, which often rely on the generosity of the community. If you would like to enrich one of the programs or events below, please contact Cathy Weirick, Director of Administration and Development, at 269-349-4485 x109

JOHN DALEY ONE-ONE RUN – January 1, 2017
More than 1200 Runners from all over southwest Michigan put on their winter hats and ran around Spring Valley Park on January 1,2015 raising $23,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo.  This 2.2 mile annual fun run is a great way to start of each year with family and friends running and walking together for a great cause.  Each year at Spring Valley Park in Kalamazoo you’ll hear and see happy people promoting healthy lifestyles.  Come join the fun on January 1, 2017!

26th ANNUAL GOLF OUTING – May 16th, 2016
This year’s outing will be held at Gull Lake Country Club and Gull Lake View Golf Club:

Registration starts at 9:00 a.m.
Shotgun start is at 11:00 a.m.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Shotgun start is at 10:00 a.m.

Click here to download the registration form and please send it to:

Rebecca Macleery
915 Lake St.
Kalamazoo, MI. 49001

Or e-mail it to her directly at:

Thank you to all of our Sponsors and Players for helping raise nearly $65,000 at this last year’s 25th Annual Golf Outing. It is because of people like you, who are dedicated to helping the Club ensure that our community’s youth have a safe place to go after school and are surrounded by adults who care about them, that we are able to provide these much needed services.

TEAMING UP FOR KIDS DINNER – August 20th, 2016
The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kalamazoo has honored key partners and advocates who share the organization’s work to help young people in the community.

“Our partnership has never faltered.” said Boys & Girls Clubs president Chris Harris of Kalamazoo Public Schools. “Not when budgets have been tight for the schools. Not when times have been tough for us.” The partnership between KPS and the Boys and Girls Club started in 1968 when it was one of the first clubs in the nation to be built on public school property.


Special Events at Boys & Girls Clubs

Fall/Winter 2016 Schedule

Sept 6th: First Day of Fall Programming: Lake St 11:00 am-5:00pm, Douglass 12:00pm-6:00pm***

Sept 12th: First Day of Fall Programming at Northeastern

Sept 17th: Be Fit Family Festival at the Kzoo Expo Center 11:00pm-3:00pm. FREE

Sept 23rd: Clubs Closed for Staff Professional Development. Teen Night at Lake St 6:00-8:00 still open.

Sept 30th: Clubs Closed for FUN DAY Prep

Oct 1st: FUN DAY @ Lake St 11:00-3:00

Oct 21st: Clubs Closed for Staff Professional Development. Teen Night at Lake St 6:00-8:00 still open.

Oct 31st: Lake St Closed. Halloween Party @ Lake St 5:30 pm-7:30pm. FREE

Nov 4th: No School. Clubs open 10:00am- 6:00pm***

Nov 8th: Douglass and Northeastern Closed for Voting

Nov 18th: Clubs Closed for Staff Professional Development. Teen Night at Lake St 6:00-8:00 still open.

Nov 23rd: NE Closed, Douglass and Lake open 3:00-6:00. Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Lake 6:00

Nov 24th-25th: All Units Closed for Holiday

Dec 16th: Participating Arts Showcase at Lake St 6:00-7:30. No Teen Night

Dec 23rd: BGC Holiday Party 4:00-6:00. No Teen Night.

Dec 26th-Jan 6th: Northeastern Closed: Lake and Douglass open 10:00am-6:00pm***


***Lunch served @ 1:00. Any unexpected closings will be posted on our Facebook Pages and on Channel 3 News.


Please keep in mind schedules and special events are subject to change. Changes in schedules will be announced as soon as possible and posted on the front doors of each Unit. This includes snow days, parent/teachers conference days, and Winter Break. Club closings will be posted on Channel 3 News and Facebook pages.

NEW THIS YEAR: Douglass will be opening from noon to 6 pm when Kalamazoo Public Schools have half days for all grades, Lake street will be opening from 11 am to 5 pm on half days. Northeastern will always be CLOSED when Kalamazoo Public School buildings are CLOSED.