Paul I. Phillips Building reopens and offers us a new home
November 20th, 2011
We have been given the opportunity to be part of a plan to re-open the doors at the Paul I. Phillips Recreation Center through a partnership with the City of Grand Rapids. We are thrilled to share with you the anticipated creation of another neighborhood Boys and Girls Club at the Paul I. Phillips Recreation Center! We hope this Club will begin programming at this historic site before next summer.
This partnership with the City represents a tremendous opportunity to serve more kids; and it also presents a significant challenge that we are willing to accept on behalf of the kids that we will be able to serve. This opportunity brings a wonderful facility back into community use; and the challenge motivates our leadership and supporters to generate the funding to ensure meaningful programs for the youth in that area.
Macatawa wins Banker's Basketball Game!
November 10th, 2011
On November 8th, with a gymnasium full of cheering fans, Macatawa Bank took on Mercantile Bank in the Banker's Basketball Game to benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Grand Rapids. It was quite a close game with Macatawa winning by only one point! The Club cheerleaders helped rally the fans and it was a whole lot of fun for everyone evolved. During half time, the Club members made up their own two teams for a quick game. The mix of Steil and Seidman players joined either the Macatawa or Mercentile team and added any points that were scored during the half time match to the overall game score. Thanks for all the support to put on such a fun event! Hope to see you next year.
Congratulations Becky and Sarah!
November 5th, 2011
Our very own Becky Missad, Camp O'Malley Director, and Sarah Navis, Admin/Special Events Coordinator, were nominated for the 2011 Young Nonprofit Professionals Network Awards.
Sarah was nominated for "Young Nonprofit Professional of the Year," an award given to a nonprofit professional who excels in their work, always goes above and beyond for their cause, is always looking for a new way to make a nonprofit service better, and is an overall fabulous young professional.
Becky was nominated for and won the "Good to Great" award, which is given to an individual that has moved an organization or program from good to great. She has definitely brought new life to Camp O'Malley. Check out more about this great honor here.
We are so lucky to have such fabulous leaders in the local nonprofit community working for our Clubs and Camp. Congratulations!
Drake Harris stands above the rest!
November 1st, 2011
Check out these fabulous articles about Seidman Club member Drake Harris's athletic success. We could not be more proud of him.