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.
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
Registration is now open for the Annandale Boys and Girls Club Fall Football program. Don’t delay — sign up your player today.
Practices start in August.
Download 2019 ABGC Football Flyer
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.
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.
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.
It’s beginning to feel like summer and that means ABGC summer programs are beginning. Annandale Cheer will be holding an interest meeting soon. Please join us to learn more about participating in our popular Cheer program.
ABGC Cheer Interest Meeting
Thursday, June 7th
5:30pm – 7:00pm
George Mason Library
ABGC is also excited to host our annual Free Summer Football Camp. Registration is open now at abgc.org. Camp will be July 24-26 & July 31st from 6:00p-7:30p at Braddock Elementary School. Go to abgc.org to register.
It’s soccer time for Annandale Boys and Girls Club Soccer players and coaches! Save the date and join us for our spring clinics at Mason District Park. This is a great day for all our young recreational soccer players to come and learn some soccer.
Saturday, April 7th
2:00 – 3:00pm Mitey Mites & Kindergarten
3:00pm – 4:00pm First & Second Grades
4:00pm – 5:00pm Third & Fourth Grades
Wear your ABGC jersey or a white t-shirt, soccer or tennis shoes and be sure to bring your water and a soccer ball (marked with your name).
See you on the soccer field!
Former Jeb Stuart soccer standout and Boston University’s, Anna Heilferty, will join the U-19 USA National team. Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year her first season at Boston University.
She’s from Falls Church and was a four-year letter winner at Jeb Stuart, four-time all-conference and three-time Capitol Conference Player of the Year, 2016 Washington Post First Team All-Met and Player of the Year.
There is always a lot happening at the Annandale Boys & Girls Club so we wanted to catch you up on some of this month’s highlights.
Annandale U-18 Boys Win Soccer State Championship
The AUFC U-18 boys won the U.S. Club State Championship 2-0 last weekend. They now advance to the U.S. Club Regionals in Massachusetts in July.
ABGC Honors 2017 Football Player of the Year
Adhil is an A/B student at Holmes Middle School and has played football with the Annandale Boys & Girls Club since the age of 8. He is a leader who rushed for 620 yards and threw 5 passes for 130 yards along with 10 solo tackles. Effort is something you can’t coach, either you have it or you don’t, Adhil has it all, brains, size, and the attitude to compete anywhere.
Adhil was voted captain of his team by his teammates and also volunteers at the library reading to younger students and raising funds. Adhil is a student mentor at Parklawn Elementary School and plays on the advanced band at Holmes Middle School. We look forward to watching him develop into a versatile and fearsome football player in the years to come.
National Soccer Team and ABGC Alum
Anna Heilferty has been invited to the USA Under-20 National Team camp at the end of February. Anna was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year at Boston University.
Ready for Lacrosse Season?
Registration is now open for Annandale Youth Lacrosse for boys’ and girls’ lacrosse teams.
ABGC Tree Lot is Open
During the Holiday Season, the Annandale Boys’ & Girls’ Club provides hundreds of the best Christmas trees available. You can choose from a terrific selection of Fraser Fir, Colorado Blue Spruce, Scotch Pine, ConColor Fir and Norway Spruce. The ABGC Christmas tree lot is open Monday-Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Please come and get full service and warm holiday attention while picking out your Christmas Tree from the Annandale Boys & Girls Club. All proceeds go toward the ongoing effort to provide the best youth sports program at the lowest price, while never refusing a youth’s participation due to lack of funds.
The Christmas Tree lot is located on North Chambliss Street in Alexandria, Virginia, across Beauregard Street from Landmark Plaza Shopping Center on Little River Turnpike, right behind the Enat Ethiopian Restaurant and across Beauregard St. from the Total Wine store, which is west of Route 395.
Bring this flyer for a 10% discount.