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Ribbon gets cut for East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club


Thursday afternoon was a time for new beginnings as community members, staff members, and donors gathered to celebrate a ribbon cutting for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana's new East Chicago Katherine House Club. Fundraising for the new facility began last year and construction began in early February. After months of hard work, all those efforts for change culminated in today’s grand opening.

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Hannah's Hope celebrates their mission with families at Annual Picnic


The Hannah’s Hope 7th Annual Family Picnic was held on June 23 at Wicker Memorial Park in Highland. The event was dedicated for families that are a part of Hannah’s Hope to get together and meet each other. This year the event included exotic animals from Animals for Awareness, a singer and guitarist, and food provided by AHEPA, the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association.

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Summer Movie Night with UnitedHealthcare


UnitedHealthcare let customers know, ‘You Got a Friend in Me.’ The Northwest Indiana division of the health insurance company invited some of their customers to Portage IMAX Thursday evening. Guests of all ages watched a film that everyone can love: Toy Story 4. Nestled in red velvet seats with snacks in hand, the group of movie-goers enjoyed the extra space of a private showing and no previews. In addition, tickets, popcorn, and a drink were on UnitedHealthcare.

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Cline Avenue Bridge creating more connected communities by joining the 100-year celebration of East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club


As the City of East Chicago and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana celebrate the 100-year birthday of the Katherine House, generous businesses and community members contributed to the $1.25 million capital renovation for the transformation and enhancement of the organization’s East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. In time for the Ribbon Cutting on June 20 for the new Club and its Club members, Cline Avenue Bridge, LLC contributed to the capital project by generously donating $10,000 so East Chicago youth can enjoy a traverse rock climbing wall in their Club. The climbing wall spans 32 feet across and allows children to develop their strength and coordination.

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United Way Family and Youth Day of Caring June 8 at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve


United Way of Porter County invites the community to participate in Family and Youth Day of Caring on Saturday, June 8 at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve.

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Zao Island slides into Summer 2019


It’s not summer in Northwest Indiana without a trip to Zao Island. The Valparaiso fun center includes just about every easygoing thrill groups of families and friends could seek. From playing mini-golf and racing go-karts, to challenging buddies in the arcade over pizza, Zao Island is the answer to any sunny or rainy day.

Every summer, Zao Island strives to top its previous year, continually growing their offerings and perfecting their conditions. This year is no exception. Here are just a few new and/or updated features at Zao Island.

Three-Story Super Slide

This gargantuan adventure is ready to be conquered! Three lanes allow friends and families to race each other down this three-story chute. Potato sacks allow for maximum speed and keep bums protected from speed burn.

Giant Connect 4...

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Gary SouthShore Railcats and McAfee Animal Hospital host annual Bark in the Park


Have you ever started to leave your home and your furry canine friend gives you those sad eyes, begging you not to leave them? Well, today you didn’t have to as you went to leave for the Gary SouthShore Railcats game! Partnering with McAfee Animal Hospital, the ballpark hosted their annual Bark in the Park, where families were encouraged to bring their fur-babies.

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Portage Club Member Shines in Indiana State Youth of the Year Competition

Portage-Club-Member-Shines-in-Indiana-State-Youth-of-the-Year-CompetitionBoys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana attended Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Indiana Alliance annual conference and State Youth of the Year Competition – capturing many awards.

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Senator Mike Braun Visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club

Senator-Mike-Braun-Visits-Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-Indianas-Duneland-Club-2019_01 Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, along with Clubs throughout the United States, believes that who a child is, where a child is from, and the circumstances that surround a child should not determine access to experiences and possibilities that ensure a child’s success in life. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana leverages its history, scale and scope to close the opportunity gap for kids who need us most, preparing them to be problem-solvers, innovators and leaders who shape our world. Nationwide, Clubs partner with our federal government as the ultimate public-private partnership, focusing together on solutions and policies that have the greatest impact on our Greater...

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Mothers honored at Sand Creek Country Club's annual Mother's Day Brunch


Dressed in their Sunday best, many families gathered at Sand Creek Country Club today for the annual Mother’s Day Brunch. This event was a time for mothers to enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting with their families and guests, and the best part was that there was no cooking or cleaning up!

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Hannah’s Hope to host 10th annual golf outing

Hannahs-Hope-to-host-10th-annual-golf-outingWay back in 2010 when Hannah’s Hope co-founder, Mike Martinez, suggested to his wife Mary that he was interested in hosting a golf outing to help children in Northwest Indiana with special needs, she kindly told him that he was crazy. Their daughter Hannah had just been diagnosed with suffering a possible prenatal stroke and would be severely developmentally delayed. There was going to be enough on their plate as it was; yet Mike decided to move forward anyway. Eventually Mary came around to the idea as it grew momentum and back on a very rainy day in July of 2010 the inaugural Hannah’s Hope golf outing took place and Hannah’s Hope was born. They raised $17,500 on that day and haven’t looked back since.

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