A Letter From Mike About COVID-19

President and CEO 

Mike Hackett

Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens

Dear Members, Parents, Community Partners and Supporters;


I am incredibly happy to announce that the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens partially REOPENED for Summer Program beginning June 15! Unfortunately, due to numerous safety protocols, we can only serve 54 members at each site and we have to reduced our hours. Nonetheless, we are excited to have kids in our Clubs again!


Some of you have joined us in our virtual programming and we enjoyed visiting with you – even if it was through a computer or mobile device. We have missed you and happy having you back at the Club. For those of you who cannot join us for the summer, we look forward to seeing you again when the new school year begins.


To our Parents, please know that we are taking every safety precaution possible. We keep members in small groups of 10 (9 members and 1 staff). We perform wellness checks on all members and staff upon arrival. Drop off and pick up take place curbside and only staff and members will be allowed in the building. Proper hygiene practices are required, including wearing masks, washing hands, and sanitizing program areas every hour. The program staff will provide you with additional information on our safety procedures.


And to our Community Partners and Supporters, I have been genuinely touched by your generosity and kindness during this challenging time. Because of your support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens will weather the storm. We have been able to retain the core of our incredible program staff who amaze me every day with their ability to inspire young people. We will continue to positively impact kids and will grow towards full operational status as conditions permits.


We are a family. “Families are the compass that guides us. They are the inspiration to reach great heights and our comfort during difficult times and when we occasionally falter”. Thank you for being a part of the Boys & Girls Club Family.

Special Thanks

We'd like to give special thanks to the following supporters for their special COVID-19 relief donations.

UGA Chapter

Oconee Outdoor Specialty 



Iron Horse



Heyward Allen


Providence Printing

burton + BURTON

Boswell Oil

Source of Solutions

Fortson Bently & Griffin

Athens Lions Club

Duplicating Systems 

Junior League of Athens 

South State Bank 

Locos Franchising Company




COVID-19 Community Response Fund



The Anthem 


JA & HG 

Woodruff Charitable Trust

The following is a list of individuals and families who have given to the COVID-19 fund.

The Padilla Family

Kimberly and Tee Noland

Gwynne and Patrick Darden

Alon Mcklveen 

Lauren and Jeff Bodiford

Darius and Joni Taylor

Michael Duggan

The Stampes Family 

Tom and Joani Crean

The Langdale Foundation

The Lastinger Family 

Craig and Laura Meeks

Bill and Donna Hopper 

Jeff and Taylor Miller 

Jay Cook

Jim and Dorothy Newland 

Angela Meltzer 

Farris Johnson

Anna & Thomas Dyer

Craig Rudow

Charlie Friedlander 

The Winthrop Foundation 

Judge Lawton Stephens 

Sean & Kalyne Stultz Family Foundation 

The McCullick Family 

John Frierson

Allen Green

Emory & Francis Thomas

William Purdue

Christine Podeszwa

Gabe And Talley Vodicka

Walter Sams IV

Robert Bretscher 

Athens Area Pickleball Association

Robert Van Schoick

Robert Philo

Charles Queen

Ron and Eileen Courson

Barth Jackson

Naomi Glenn

Lucille Davis

Brad Akins 

Hariet Hulsey

Jeff Bodiford & Family

Kecia Thomas

Jeff Winston 

Tom Scott

Toby Smith

Mac Coile

Oby Dupree

Chris Johnson

Kathy Phillips 

Laurel Alberty 

Barbara Howell

Greer Madden

Peggy Bodie

Michael Kahn

Teresa Johnson

Kristin Hess

Linda Kimsey 

Kay McWilliams 

Derik Pannek

Jim Peters 

Jessica Smith

Gary Travis

Luis Ortiz

Charles Martin

George Fontaine

Thomas Mills

Give Back Real Estate



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(706) - 546 - 5910

(706) - 357 - 5368

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705 Fourth Street Athens GA, 30601

440-4 Dearing Extension Athens GA, 30606

PO Box 546 Athens GA 30603