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Youth of the Year Annual Recognition Dinner

Posted on: December 14th, 2022 by Igoe Creative No Comments

February 7, 2020
Jack Minges Unit,
621 W. Fire Tower Road
Winterville, NC 28590

One teen member will be named the local Youth of the Year for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain and receive a $3,000 scholarship. The newly named Youth of the Year will next compete against other Boys & Girls Clubs members across North Carolina for the state title and an additional $1,000 college scholarship. State winners move on to compete for the distinction as one of five regional winners across the country and ultimately those five winners will contend for the title of National Youth of the Year.

Clubs Reopen

Posted on: August 25th, 2020 by Igoe Creative No Comments
The safety, health and well-being of our youth, families, staff and communities are our top priority. As schools in our region begin the process of reopening under new models, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is also developing new, safe and innovative operating models that are responsive to our local counties and communities. Please check with your local Club for new operating hours and opportunities.

Symptoms of Coronavirus

Posted on: March 18th, 2020 by Igoe Creative No Comments

Reducing the Spread and Symptoms

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain Hires New Chief Financial Officer

Posted on: December 16th, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments

Winterville, NC – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is pleased to announce the selection of its first Chief Financial Officer, Carrie Dale Purnell. Carrie specializes in leadership, accounting, finance, budgeting & planning and internal controls. Carrie is a graduate of NC State University where she obtained both her MAC and BS in Accounting. Carrie Dale has held roles with PricewaterhouseCoopers, Piedmont Natural Gas, and Deloitte & Touche, most recently she served as CFO of LGM Enterprises, LLC. She is excited and energized to be working with BGCCP and she is looking forward to supporting the vision of inspiring and preparing the next generation of leaders in Eastern North Carolina.

Kimberly Boyd, President & CEO, says, “Organizationally we have grown exponentially in the past few years and we are in need of in-house expertise to effectively and efficiently leverage the resources that have been entrusted to us on behalf of more that 3,000 young people. Carrie Dale brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are thrilled to have her join our team.”

Craven Arts Council helps Boys & Girls Club Teen Center create new motivational mural

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments

On Friday, December 6th our New Bern Teen Center members along with members of the Craven Arts Council unveiled the Club mural dedicated to the City of New Bern and the staff of the Boys & Girls Club!

The mural depicts Club members being surrounded and supported by the New Bern community and staff of the Club. The Boys & Girls Club Logo represents our Club members, the bear on the right side represents the supporters and donors in our community, and the faces on the left side represent the caring staff members at the Club.

Thanks to a collaborative effort and the guidance of the Craven Arts Council Gallery Director, Jonathan Burger, our New Bern teen member were given the opportunity to help create the mural. On the day of the mural unvieling, Art Council and Club members took the opportunity to sign their names on the wall. The Club members also presented Mr. Jonathan and members of the Arts Council with thank you cards they created!

12th Annual Golf Classic

Posted on: December 13th, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments

Thursday, August 26, 2021
Greenville Country Club
216 Country Club Drive
Greenville, NC 27834
Shot gun start at 8:30am, second flight at 1pm

Tee off for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. This fun outing will get you out of the office and on the greens for a fun day full of golfing, food, drinks and supporting your local youth. Register your team today to make a difference in a child’s life today.

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Ultimate Pre-Game Party

Posted on: December 11th, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments


Friday, September 10, 2021
Greenville Convention Center
303 Greenville Blvd. SW
Greenville, NC 27834

The Ultimate Pre-Game Party is the biggest event of the year! Grab your tailgating gear as we challenge you to support our youth that need us the most. With live music, dozens of vendors including local food and businesses, silent auction, games and so much more!

Play the K

Posted on: December 11th, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments

Saturday, October 9, 2021
Beaufort Club
300 Links Drive
Beaufort, NC 28516

The 7th Annual Kirsten McDonald Memorial Charity Golf Tournament, also known as Play the K, will be held at the Beaufort Club Golf Course. The goal of this tournament is to create a sustainable memorial to honor Kirsten’s life and to support deserving youth in Carteret County. To register a player or team, or learn more about sponsorships, please click view details below or visit

Denim and Diamonds

Posted on: December 11th, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments

Friday, November 19, 2021
Crystal Coast Civic Center
3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557

Blue jeans and diamonds are perfect together at our annual Carteret County event. Dance the night away, bid on amazing items, eat and drink with great people!

Duke Energy Donates $20,000 to Local Youth

Posted on: June 21st, 2019 by Igoe Creative No Comments

Winterville, NC – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain received a grant from Duke Energy on June 19 to help support the summer program, Summer Brain Gain. The $20,000 check was hand delivered to the Club kids by Duke Energy Government & Community Relations Manager, Millie Chalk. “Duke Energy is focused on trying to build and support our communities in any number of ways, whether it is through education, work-force development or environmental, trying to find all those different niches that can make a difference in the community. Boys & Girls Clubs is the perfect niche for us because those are our future leaders and future employees. We are hoping to build a partnership that not only strengthens Boys & Girls Clubs but also strengthens our organization and communities as well.”

This grant will aid with Club programs during the summer, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain implements a program called Summer Brain Gain. Summer Brain Gain is comprised of one-week modules with fun, themed activities for elementary school, middle school and high school students that are aligned with common core state standards. Each module takes a project-based learning approach: youth engage in a process of learning through discovery, creative expression, group work and create a final project or production. As a result, kids develop higher-order thinking skills while staying on track for the coming school year. President & CEO of Boys & Girls Club of the Coastal Plain, Kimberly Boyd, “Summer Brain Gain effectively prevents summer learning loss, ensuring kids return to school ready to learn, and they have a great time too!” The check presentation took place at the Jack Minges Unit in Winterville, NC.