Press Coverage

Scholarships awarded to seven teens at 2019 Golf for Kids

Courtesy photo/Recipients from left to right are Gustavo P., BGCMC President and CEO Ron Johnson, Natalia C., Gail Griggs, Jessica C., Davis Love III, Derian D., Chris Griggs, Elizabeth A., and Toby S. Not pictured is recipient Kristian G. (SEASIDE, Calif.) – Seven Monterey County teens were awarded with $5,000 for college thanks to the [...]

Youth Arts Exhibit on display at John Steinbeck Library in Salinas

*Artwork by Sophia Z. age 12, Flowers—Colored Pencil (SALINAS, Calif.) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) and the John Steinbeck Library are pleased to announce the 2019 Marti Mulford Youth Arts Exhibit reception on Friday, January 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The John Steinbeck Library is located at 350 Lincoln Avenue in […]

Adopt-A-Family provides holiday gifts for hundreds of children at the Boys & Girls Clubs

(SEASIDE, Calif.) – This year, 275 kids will wake up to a merry Christmas. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County’s (BGCMC) Adopt-A-Family program supports Club families who may not have the resources to buy presents for their children. Sponsored children receive jackets, shoes, clothes, books, and a special gift. Over 100 individuals and […]

Seaside Police Chief visits teen at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County

(SEASIDE, Calif.) – Feeling safe can be tough for teenagers when news reports of gun violence and senseless tragedies are becoming a common occurrence across the nation. Teens in Seaside might feel a bit safer this week after a roundtable meeting and dinner with Seaside Police Chief Abdul Pridgen. Pridgen visited the Boys & Girls […]

Salinas teen named Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County Youth of the Year

(SEASIDE, Calif.) –The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) is thrilled to announce the Youth of the Year recipient, Natalia Casillas. Casillas, along with other teens, were honored during a special dinner event at Corral de Tierra Country on November 7. Seaside youth Elizabeth Aguilar was named Youth of the Year Runner Up. […]

Face to Face: Ron Johnson

At 60 years old, Ron Johnson, a former NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, is showing no signs of slowing down in his longtime career with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Monterey County. In August, the BGCMC board unanimously voted for Johnson – an alumnus of both Monterey High School and Monterey Peninsula […]

Vic Smith, president and CEO of JV Smith Companies, to be honored

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has a long history with JV Smith Companies’ President and CEO Vic Smith. BGCMC will honor Smith for his support of local youth with the Roosevelt Williams President’s Award during the Youth of the Year dinner on Wednesday, November 7. Smith has partnered with the Clubs […]

Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County celebrate 15 years in Salinas

Fifteen years ago, Victor Marinelli was walking near his home in East Salinas and noticed a construction site on Maryal Drive. Curious, he asked what was being built. Marinelli learned the site would become the Salinas Clubhouse for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC). Excited by the idea, Victor became the first […]