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Valpo U men’s basketball Crusaders’ three-point baskets net great futures for club members Special Thanks To Nothing But Net sponsors!  

Even though basketball season and March mania has come and gone, the excitement of three point baskets by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Crusaders remains strong, thanks to the Nothing But Net program. One hundred and eighty-five three-point season baskets made by Valparaiso University Men’s Basketball Team, with almost half made on home court, did more than add a number to their scoreboard. The Crusaders, for the 2018-2019 season, once again partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to help make a difference in the lives of Club members through the Nothing But Net program. Each time the Crusaders scored a three-point basket four local businesses donated $20 to the Clubs, up to $2,500 for the season!

Hodges & Davis, P.C., Grieger’s Motors, Lakeside Wealth Management, and Urschel Laboratories were, once again, proud “MVP Sponsors” of the 2018-2019 Nothing But Net program. All four community partners have been long-time sponsors of this fun program. Each year, this community partnership enables Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana to enrich the lives of over 10,000 youth in two counties through youth development programs and activities focused on academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles.

“Our Nothing But Net MVP sponsors are longtime investors in our Clubs. These four philanthropic companies do whatever it takes to ensure GREAT Futures of young people are being built at our Clubs. We more than appreciate their commitment by allowing our Clubs to meet and fulfill the needs of our communities’ youth through quality, safe and fun programs provided after-school and during the summer,” states Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana. “We always are proud to be associated with Valparaiso University’s Men’s Basketball program and their exciting seasons.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has Clubs located in Valparaiso, Portage, South Haven, Chesterton, Hammond, East Chicago, Gary, Lake Station, Merrillville, and Cedar Lake, as well as operates  Kidstop before and after-school childcare sites located in 11 elementary schools throughout Porter County.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana has been opening doors to GREAT FUTURES for Porter and Lake County youth for 63 years! Clubs are open after school and provide great places for youth in grades K-12 to meet friends and have fun while in a safe, supervised environment. Clubs are open during holidays and in the summer. Annual membership is only $35.00.

For information on membership, volunteer opportunities, or to make a tax-deductible donation, contact your local Club by calling (219) 464-7282 or visiting Great Futures.

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