Donation to Boys and Girls Club

Posted on December 08, 2015 at 1:36 pm |


In honour of our 10 year anniversary, the Vancouver Dodgeball League has donated $2,500 to the Boys and Girls Club of Vancouver.  We chose this organization because of its ties to VDL’s early roots and for their work with our youths.  When VDL was just a baby, the Fraserview Boys and Club on Victoria Drive was the site that hosted our first tournaments and drop-ins.  It was here that we developed the game and built our very first VDL family.  We are proud to say that family has grown a lot bigger since but we will never forget where it all started.  We appreciate the organization’s dedication to providing a safe and supportive place where children and youths can overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

Hopefully, one day we will see these kids grow up to be a part of the VDL family too.

Happy Birthday Vancouver Dodgeball League!

On your birthday, we’re thrilled that you chose to make a generous gift of $2,500 to Boys and Girls Clubs. We’ve had a long history with VDL – as many of you probably know, the League’s original stomping grounds were in the gym of our Fraserview Club over on Victoria Drive in South Vancouver.

Here at Boys and Girls Clubs, dodgeball is kind of a big deal. A very big deal! Every year we serve over 12,500 kids, youth and families in our 12 neighbourhood Clubs and at Camp Potlatch – our wilderness adventure camp in Howe Sound. One of our big outcomes that lots of our activities roll up to is healthy living – daily physical activity and healthy eating choices.

We know that to encourage active lifestyles, physical activity needs to be fun. Thank goodness for dodgeball! Beyond getting kids to be active, we know that team sports like dodgeball teach kids how to work together, how to win and lose graciously, and encourages leadership.

We are grateful for generous community partners like the Vancouver Dodgeball League. We wish you many, many happy returns and are excited to see what the next ten years have in store for you!


The team at Boys and Girls Clubs of South Coast BC

P.S. Should you ever be looking to challenge our kids to a game, just let us know. They’d be more than happy to test your dodgeball prowess!

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