Save the Date: Chips for Children Returns to In-Person Casino Night

October 15, 2021

As life slowly returns to some version of normalcy, we’re very hopeful for an in-person Chips for Children casino night event on October 15, 2021, at Grandover Resort in Greensboro. We’re thankful for everyone’s faithful support, even in difficult times. We hope to count on your support again this year – the need is great because of the unique challenges the COVID pandemic created for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro and its members.

With your help, we hope to raise $150,000 in 2021.

Sponsorship levels available:

  • Creator: $25,000
  • Ambassador: $15,000
  • Hero: $10,000
  • Catalyst: $5,000
  • Mentor: $2,500
  • Advocate: $1,000
  • Friend: $500

(New sponsor benefits are in the works – stay tuned for updates!)

Every dollar you give directly impacts outcomes

Boys & Girls Clubs Outcomes$25,000 provides the entire teen center with 5 weeks of summer programming

  • Includes special events and field trips (academic and recreational)
  • Includes two hot and healthy meals each day
  • Includes incorporation of BGC evidenced programs (emotional resiliency, project learn, healthy habits)
  • Includes teen-specific athletics programs (AAU basketball, golf, and dance)

$15,000 provides 10-week basketball program for 50 members

  • Includes 3 sessions/week after club hours practices for season
  • Includes meals for members for weekend games and practices
  • Includes opportunity for members to play in annual Hoops Council Tournament

$10,000 provides one month of academic year programming for an outreach site

  • An outreach site serves approximately 40 members a day
  • Includes additional after hours programming (athletics and special events)
  • Includes incorporation of BGC evidenced programs (emotional resiliency, project learn, healthy habits)

$5,000 provides Emotional Resiliency program to elementary-based center

  • Provides age appropriate conversation surrounding coping skills and mental health in pandemic, racial justice, and creating positive change in community
  • Staff members are trained by Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Strong focus on individual mentoring of each club member

$2,500 provides leadership training program for the club’s Teen Center

  • Provides opportunity for youth led service projects and community service
  • Includes opportunity for youth to participate in incentive-based JR. Staff program
  • Youth have opportunity to participate in youth of the year competition

$1,000 provides a child with the summer camp to remember!

  • Each child attending is served two hot and healthy meals each day
  • Includes academic and recreational field trips
  • Includes incorporation of BGC evidenced programs (emotional resiliency, project learn, healthy habits)
  • Each child attending the club participates in evidence-based programs promoting academic success

$500 provides 10 weeks of quality after-school programming for a club youth

  • Each child attending the club is served a hot meal and a healthy snack
  • Each child attending the club participates in honed social emotional learning activities
  • Each child attending the club participates in evidence-based programs promoting academic success


Chips for Children raised $119,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

In 2020, Chips for Children pivoted from an in-person event to an online fundraising campaign. We’re thrilled to say we raised $119,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro!

There’s no limit to what a community can achieve when they unite in support of a worthy ideal. We wish to thank everyone who supported Chips for Children and we look forward to doing it again in 2021.


Rising to the challenges

Chips for Children supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of GreensboroThe Boys and Girls Clubs have risen to the unique challenges associated with the COVID crisis. They are engaging with Greensboro’s youth virtually and they’ve opened their club doors to members according to state and CDC guidelines. As the school year began with remote learning for at least the first nine weeks, they are offering their clubs as remote learning space for parents who are working, and continue their club programs in the afternoon.

To meet the most pressing needs of club youth, their programs will intentionally hone in on emotional resiliency and on bridging the impending achievement gap. They’ll also ensure that each child has two meals each day at the club. Children who attend the club do so at a subsidized cost. Now more than ever, as families are struggling  with the effects of the pandemic the Boys and Girls Club must rise to the challenges to meet the needs of Greensboro’s youth.

Funds raised from Chips for Children support local programs of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro. BluSky is wholeheartedly committed to their mission.

Making Our Communities Better

Thanks to our 2020 sponsors!

Creator Sponsors:

BluSky Restoration Contractors

Ambassador Sponsors:

Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

Hero Sponsors:

Glaser Family Charitable Foundation, Luke John Schamberger Foundation, Susie & Ras Fenger, Tom & Claire Sullivan

Catalyst Sponsors:

Triad Financial Advisors

Mentor Sponsors:

Bill & Cathy Burling, Blue Ridge Companies, Carolina Eye Associates, Hawthorne Residential Partners, Kent & Elizabeth Stemper Charitable Fund, PNC Bank

Advocate Sponsors:

Brian Sowers, Brown Investment Properties, Carruthers & Roth, P.A., Dupont Kirven, Durant Bell, Gayle Koonce, Hugh & MaryLou Williams, Krupa Family Foundation, Mike Diamond, Neil Koonce, Phillips Madison, Robert Rodman

Friend Sponsors:

Blake Jennings, David Leppert, Donna Perkins, Keeley & J.T. Jobe, Lisa Simpson, Scott & Cindy McCauley Hummel

You put a lot of hard work into it and it paid off with a great benefit to the Boys & Girls Clubs.

~Tom Sullivan, Fmr. Council Chair

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

I have been in awe of how tirelessly all the BluSky staff worked for this event.  While our members may not see you every day, their lives are enriched and sometimes even changed, because of your work.

~Grace Thompson, Executive Director

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greensboro

An outstanding effort by so many that will allow kids to continue to grow and become successful through the clubs and staff. Thank you so much!

~Brian S.

The event was remarkable. Our thanks to you, your organization, and everyone involved.

~Doug Shelton, Director of Operations

The Salvation Army