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COVID-19 Relief

Michael Hackett 

President & CPO

Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens

A Letter From Our President

The Boys & Girls Club is ready to Step Up For Kids. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Clarke County School District has elected to transition to a 100% virtual learning platform for the time being. Many of our youth do not have a produc- tive virtual learning environment at home, leading to a potential widening of the academic achievement gap that

afflicts our community. Students need a safe, structured and supervised environment where they can achieve academ-

ic success and stay on track.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens will expand our Club services by offering members, grades 1 to 8, an in-person School Day Learning Hub at our two locations. Members can attend their Virtual School District Classroom at the Club while parents work and earn the resources desperately needed during these challenging times.

The Club Learning Hub Highlights:

  • 100 Boys and Girls served (50 at each location)

  • Program Hours: 8:00AM to 3:30PM, Mon - Fri

  • Open on all scheduled school days until such time students physically return to school

  • Breakfast & Lunch will be provided

  • Staff support during independent learning times

  • Access to reliable WIFI. Technical assistance when needed

  • Enrichment programs during non-class time

  • Physical Fitness, exercise and play time throughout the day

  • Staff hired in accordance of B&GC standards (Criminal Background Check, Mandated training)

  • Learning Teams of 8 students and 1 staff member. Learning Teams will be isolated.

  • COVID safe practices taught and practiced (Daily wellness/ temperature checks, masks worn at all times, social dis-

distancing, regular hand washing, disinfection of surfaces, curbside drop-off/pickup)

A Special Thanks

Thanks to these families, individuals and companies for donating to our 
COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Padilla Family

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

Lacy Johnson

Jim and Dorothy Newland 

Angela Meltzer 

Farris Johnson

Anna & Thomas Dyer

Craig Rudow

Charlie Friedlander 

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

Jeffery Engel

Joe And Katie Ehrlich

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 

Toby Smith

Mac Coile

Oby Dupree

Chris Johnson

Roy & Dianne Carroll

Polaris Walls 

Jack Bauerle

Kathy Phillips 

Laurel Alberty 

Barbara Howell

Greer Madden

Peggy Bodie

Michael Kahn

Teresa Johnson

Kristin Hess

Linda Kimsey

Robert Bretscher 

Kay McWilliams 

Derik Pannek

Jim Peters 

Jessica Smith

Gary Travis

Luis Ortiz

Charles Martin

George Fontaine

Thomas Mills

Ray & Gloria Garcia 

John Tebeau

The Lonnie L. Michael Foundation

 Michael & Jennifer Fitzgerald

Ray & Gloria Bruce


Leon Farmer 

UGA Chapter

Oconee Outdoor Specialty

Iron Horse Property Management

Athens Geriatric 

Heyward Allen Dealership

Providence Printing 

burton + BURTON

Boswell Oil 

Source of Solution 

Fortson Bently & Griffin 

Athens Lions Club

Duplicating Systems

Junior League of Athens 

South State Bank

Locos Franchising Company

Cornerstone Church of Athens 

The Anthem Foundation

JA & HG Woodruff Charitable Trust

Give Back Real Estate

FedEx Kinko's

Athens Academy



Leon Farmer & Co

Johnson & Marlowe

Athens Resonates 
The AACF COVID-19 Community                  Response Fund
The McLean Family Foundation
The Noland Family Foundation
The Thomas W Scott III Fund
The Smith-Tomoporowski Family Fund
The Wiggins Family Fund 
The Bertis & Katherine Downs Fund
The Hepburn Family Charitable Fund
The Mary Lillie Watson Foundation
The Winthrop Family Foundation 
The AACF Pass-Through Fund

The Following Families, Organizations and Foundations Supported Us Through the Athens Area Community Foundation Fund

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