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Performance at Mi Casa Su Casa benefits Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: May 21, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Restaurateur Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz and musical entrepreneur Demetrius Profic, also known as T.O.P., joined forces Friday night to raise money for the Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs in Reading. The fundraiser was held at Mi Casa Su Casa, Cepeda-Freytiz’s downtown restaurant at 320 Penn St. Supporters paid $10 for a night of entertainment that […]

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Clinic pitches softball to Olivet Boys & Girls Club

Posted: May 18, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Local coaches and players held a softball clinic behind Lauer’s Park Elementary School. About 10 girls attended the clinic on Tuesday; it was the first in the area to be put on by Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs. Umpire and coach Todd Becker said the clinic was aimed at increasing community exposure to […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club given ‘Tips for Overcoming Adversity’

Posted: April 26, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- A group of more than 30 children in Reading learned Monday how to tackle the hurdles life will throw at them. The event, “Tips for Overcoming Adversity,” was held at Olivet Boys and Girls Club’s Oakbrook location and aimed to give the kids advice and tools they can use when facing the inevitable […]

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Albright students, children celebrate art

Posted: April 8, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Albright College students teamed up with children recently to create and celebrate art at the Olivet Boys & Girls Club Center for the Arts in Reading. It was the second year the college’s chapter of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) conducted the program for children who attend 13th & Union Elementary School. […]

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Penn State Berks students, Olivet kids scrub Baer Park, river trail

Posted: April 4, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Students at Penn State Berks and kids from Reading joined forces Monday to do a little spring cleaning. The group took part in the Great American Cleanup, gathering to tidy up Baer Park and a one-mile section of the nearby Schuylkill River Trail. The event was a collaborative effort between the Penn State […]

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Reading CTC students mentor youngsters

Posted: April 1, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- During an after-school session Friday with youngsters at Olivet Boys & Girls Club in Reading, a half-dozen members of Reading High’s state champion basketball team were asked the secret to their success. “Hard work,” responded point guard Alim Tarawally. “Hard work and teamwork.” The response underscored a theme of “Kids And Health,” a […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club gets donation of 2,800 cases of water from Coca-Cola

Posted: March 28, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- Olivet Boys & Girls Clubs received a refreshing donation Monday. The Coca-Cola Co. donated 2,800 cases of Smartwater to the clubs. “This is definitely going to help during the summer to keep the kids hydrated,” said Chelsey Reichelt, marketing coordinator for Olivet. “We will not have to buy water for a while.” The […]

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Olivet Boys & Girls Club launches Kiss-A-Pig contest at event in Wyomissing

Posted: March 23, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

WYOMISSING, PA- Miss Maycie May didn’t wrinkle her snout or bat an eye. She looked unperturbed Wednesday despite the party atmosphere in The Highlands at Wyomissing. That is, if a pot-bellied pig can look unperturbed.The 100-pounder remained remarkably calm while people all around her went hog wild celebrating the kickoff of the Olivet Boys & […]

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Sinking Spring man coaches basketball, being a dad

Posted: February 14, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA- To observe Black History Month, the Central Pennsylvania African American Museum of Reading is honoring six local residents with its 2017 Making a Difference awards on Feb. 25 at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, 701 Penn St. This is the third of our stories on each honoree. He had to choose between basketball […]

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Olivet secures major mentoring grant

Posted: January 27, 2017-Likes: 0-Comments: 0-Categories: Announcements

READING, PA— As part of a nationwide effort to promote the importance of positive adult mentors the Olivet Boys & Girls Club of Reading and Berks County (www.olivetbgc.org) has been selected to receive a grant from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP) totaling approximately $110,000 ($74,000 from National Boys & Girls Club of America and […]

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