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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area Celebrates 5th Anniversary and Gameday with NFL’s Jamaal Charles

BGCAA's recent events emphasize their commitment to nurturing Austin's youth through celebrations, mentorship, and community opportunities


The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Austin Area (BGCAA) recently hosted its annual Great Futures Spring Luncheon on May 3rd at the Four Seasons. Sponsored by American Constructors and American Campus Communities, the event drew nearly 400 attendees. This luncheon highlighted leadership’s crucial role in shaping Club Kids’ future, bringing together community leaders and philanthropists to champion this cause.

Joaquin Gomez, Monica Flores, George Casey at the BGCAA 5th Anniversary
Joaquin Gomez, Monica Flores, George Casey (Photo courtesy of BGCAA)

Dr. Jay Hartzell, President of the University of Texas at Austin, delivered this year’s keynote address. He emphasized his belief in the potential of Austin’s youth and commended BGCAA’s impactful work in serving the community’s young people.

Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Mario Zambrano at BGCAA 5th Anniversary
 Commissioner Jeff Travillion, Mario Zambrano (Photo courtesy of BGCAA)

BGCCA’s 5th Anniversary

BGCAA celebrated a significant milestone on May 22nd with an intimate reception at the Home Club on the Sheth Family Campus, marking its fifth anniversary. Among supporters, board members, donors, and staff, the event honored those integral to the Club’s success, including Brian and Adria Sheth, whose Sangreal Foundation generously supported its construction. Since opening its doors in April 2019, the Home Club has been a transformative resource. It serves over 4,500 youth and families in Greater Austin with out-of-school-time programs, camps, and events while providing over 1 million meals and distributing more than 1.2 million school supplies.

Kids and mentors photographed at Gameday
Gameday with Jamaal Charles (Photo courtesy of BGCAA)

Gameday with Jamaal and Friends

BGCAA also recently hosted its second “Gameday with Jamaal and Friends” clinic, welcoming 200 youth at the Home Club on the Sheth Family Campus on June 10th. Led by Jamaal Charles, former NFL player, and Boys & Girls Club alumni, alongside fellow NFL alum Quan Cosby, the event focused on mentoring beyond sports, emphasizing the value of hard work and goal achievement.

Mentor and kids at Gameday
Mentor and kids at Gameday (Photo courtesy of BGCAA)

BGCAA’s recent events underscore their dedication to nurturing Austin’s youth. From celebrating milestones to providing mentorship beyond sports, these initiatives reflect BGCAA’s commitment to fostering positive growth and opportunities for the community’s young individuals. Learn more at