ABGC Christmas Trees Coming Soon

Save the date and plan on joining us at the area’s most popular Christmas tree lot on Friday, November 29th!  Bring this ABGC Christmas Tree Flyer  with you and receive $10 off any tree. Our selection this year is, once again, among the best in the area at prices you can’t beat.  Our tree selection this year includes Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, ConColor Fir and Norway Spruce. 

Not only will you find terrific trees at a great price but your purchases also support ABGC programs in our community.

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ABGC’s Champions of Character

It’s been said, “Human greatness does not lie in wealth or power, but in character and goodness.” ABGC is proud to introduce you to two young players who’ve proven their character on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Both were honored this week as Fairfax County 2019 Champions of Character.

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Nathan Albergottie, a 16-year-old junior at Falls Church High school, has participated in the ABGC soccer program for 12 years. He’s a team player first, who strives to help his teammates and classmates with group projects for school, volunteering in the community or on the soccer pitch. Nathan has also volunteered with the Rise Against Hunger organization within his church and has provided volunteer time in the ABGC office. He is a young man who finds opportunities to mentor younger athletes and inspires them to success. Nathan uses his experiences to enhance the lives of those around him, all while maintaining a 3.0 GPA.

Jennifer Soto fell in love with soccer when playing with ABGC in the third grade and continued to play in various recreational leagues throughout high school. As a recent graduate of Justice High School, Jennifer credits her love for mentoring young athletes to her time with ABGC. Jennifer began coaching her brother’s U10 team in 2017 and continues to do so today. Through that experience, Jennifer discovered her passion for coaching and working with athletes. Jennifer will undoubtedly continue to demonstrate her Champion of Character pedigree as she continues her education at George Mason University.

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ABGC Volunteer Honored by Fairfax County

Long-time Annandale Boys & Girls Club coach, commissioner and volunteer, Gary GaryWright, will be honored October 1st by the Fairfax County Athletic Council and the Department of Neighborhood and Community Services as the 2019 Mason District Champion of Character. Gary was nominated as a parent who “always exemplifies superb sportsmanship and character in youth sports.”

Gary coached his first ABGC team more than 20 years ago, when his family first moved to Annandale and his daughter played Mighty Mites soccer and continued until this year when his son’s high school basketball played their final game. After coaching rec and travel basketball, soccer, t-ball and lacrosse for both boys and girls’ programs, Gary ultimately served as an ABGC commissioner for multiple sports and co-managed the Annandale Youth Lacrosse program for 3 years. Long after his children aged-out, Gary has continued to volunteer his time. Over the years, Gary has been a strong advocate for programs like the Positive Coaching Alliance and a firm believer that youth sports when managed well — meaning players play, coaches mentor and parents cheer from the sidelines – can have a tremendously positive impact on young lives.

ABGC offers our heartfelt congratulations to Gary!

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Grab Your Giant Bag & Support ABGC

If you weren’t able to participate in Giant Food’s new Community Bag and Giving Tag program during the month of July (we know the summer gets busy!) Giant and ABGC are teaming up again in October.

Every month, a new non-profit is chosen to be the beneficiary of the Community Bag. Attached to the Community Bag is the Giving Tag, which allows the shopper to direct the $1 purchase donation to any cause of their choice. ABGC is proud to have been chosen to participate in again starting next week.

ABGC is the oldest youth club in the state of Virginia and serves more than 5,000 athletes and families each year with community-based clinics, camps, and special events. Every reusable Community bag purchased at Annandale’s Columbia Pike Giant store helps us continue our service to the community.

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Supporting Your Community- Two Ways

The Annandale Boys & Girls Club is excited to be chosen as the beneficiary of Giant Food’s new Community Bag and Giving Tag program during the month of July.

Every month, a new non-profit is chosen to be the beneficiary of the Community Bag. Attached to the Community Bag is the Giving Tag, which allows the shopper to direct the $1 purchase donation to any cause of their choice. ABGC is proud to have been chosen to participate in July.

ABGC is the oldest youth club in the state of Virginia and serves more than 5,000 athletes and families each year with community-based clinics, camps and special events. Every reusable Community bag purchased at Annandale’s Columbia Pike Giant store helps us continue our service to the community.

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Join Us

We hope the Annandale Boys & Girls Club community will join us next weekend at the DC United vs San Jose Earthquakes game as ABGC’s President, Kip Germain, will be recognized along with his Washington Diplomats teammates.

ABGC’s legacy in the metro area’s soccer community is long and deep and we are excited to be a part of this special event.

Saturday, June 1

8:00pm

Audi Field

Washington, D.C.

ABGC Christmas Tree Lot is Open

The Annandale Boys & Girls Club is once again selling nursery-grown, freshly-cut Christmas trees to benefit our many ABGC community programs. We have a generous selection of Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, ConColor Fir, and Norway Spruce is big at terrific prices. Best of all, you know your purchase helps fund terrific community programs and tens of thousands of dollars in youth scholarships provided to ABGC families each year.

ABGC Christmas Tree Lot

4251 John Marr Drive in Annandale

(in the K-Mart parking lot at the corner of Little River Turnpike and John Marr Drive)

Open Weekdays: 1:00pm to 9:00pm

Weekends: 9:30am – 9:30pm

Bring this flyer and get $10 off.

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Here are just a few of the winter programs your purchase helps support:

Youth Basketball:  Registration is now open for Kindergarten through Grade 12.  Teams are neighborhood concept by grade level, and everyone is guaranteed to play half or more of every game.

Wrestling: Register now for ABGC’s youth wrestling program. It’s for ages 6-14 and  runs from November through February each winter. The program is designed for both novice and advanced wrestlers.

Call 703-941-ABGC (2242) Monday through Friday 3:00 – 7:00 PM or Saturday 9-12 noon for details on any of our many ABGC programs including spring soccer, coach pitch baseball, tee-ball, football, cheerleading, boxing, field hockey, and lacrosse.  Or go to abgc.org for more information.

Did You Know? Your School Shopping Can Also Help Annandale Youth

School Shopping?  Your Purchases Can Help ABGC!

It’s that time of the year (darn it!) when many parents and students are thinking about getting ready for school.  If you’re going to be shopping on Amazon this month please take a moment and name ABGC as your AmazonSmile designated charity.

It’s a simple and automatic way for ABGC supporters to help our organization every time you shop, at no cost to you.  When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to ABGC programs. Your AmazonSmile donations help pay for ABGC’s many community programs and thousands of scholarships we offer each season to qualified families.

How do you shop on Amazon Smile?

To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile.amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

How do I select ABGC when shopping on AmazonSmile?

 On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select Annandale Boys and Girls Club (ABGC) from the non-profit menu of choices to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations?

 Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile?

Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same.