We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our hundreds of volunteers that have given their time and efforts to help at our Clubs and events this year. We recently submitted our volunteer hours to the City of Bentonville for their nomination for the 2010 Arkansas Volunteer Community of the Year Award. The Boys and Girls Club of Benton County report totals included 604 volunteers for a total of 3,270 hours of volunteer time over the last 12 months for our after school and summer programs. We also had nearly 650 volunteers that generously gave of their time for our athletics programs with over 18,000 hours volunteered in the last 12 months. We recently received a letter from Mayor Bob McCaslin that the City of Bentonville was named a 2010 Volunteer Community of the Year. This recognition, given by the Arkansas Department of Human Services Division of Volunteerism, is a first for the City of Bentonville. On behalf of our staff, board of Directors, and Mayor Bob McCaslin, we would like to thank our volunteers that give so unselfishly of themselves.
of our club members report finding valuable adult connections at the club.