Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich to Host ZAC Camp

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Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
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An experienced investment banking professional based out of Greenwich, CT, Henry R. (Hank) Minchin Jr. has served as managing director at Credit Suisse in New York since 2000. Alongside his professional activities, Hank Minchin supports several organizations in his community, including the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, CT.

The Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) recently announced that it will be partnering with The ZAC Foundation, the American Red Cross, and several other organizations in presenting ZAC Camp, a four-day water safety program that will be held at the BGCG from April 11-14, 2016. Designed for youth in grades 1-3, the camp combines swimming classes, classroom instruction, and other activities to help the nation’s youngest swimmers stay safe while in the water.

The ZAC Foundation, which was launched by parents who had lost a child to drowning, holds ZAC Camps at a limited number of Boys & Girls clubs each year, and it selected BGCG for the program based on the organization’s efforts promoting water safety in the local community. This year’s camp will be open to the first 100 BGCG members who apply. For more information, visit www.bgcg.org.

Youth of the Year – The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich pic
Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich
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The managing director of Credit Suisse’s investment banking division and a resident of Greenwich, CT, Henry “Hank” Minchin Jr. has more than 15 years of experience in the financial industry. A graduate of Gettysburg University, Hank R. Minchin supports several charitable organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG), CT.

Providing a safe place for children and young adults to learn the principles of caring, productivity, and community responsibility, BGCG was established in 1908. Affiliated with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, the organization hosts six camps and several fundraising events each year. Additionally, BGCG offers a wide range of kids’, teens’, and adults’ programs, from academic support and character development to nutrition and athletics.

Through the Youth of the Year award, BGCG has annually recognized an outstanding young person for his or her leadership and personal growth since 1969. Open to high school students who have been club members for at least two years, the award requires applicants to submit an essay on the ways in which the club has impacted their lives. Applicants are also judged for their public speaking ability and academic performance, among other criteria. After being named the Youth of the Year, winners compete at the state, regional, and national levels, through which progressively larger scholarships are awarded.

An Overview of Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Programs – Fall 2015

Henry (Hank) R. Minchin Jr., of Greenwich, CT, has served as managing director with Credit Suisse in New York City since 2000. Beyond his professional activities, Hank Minchin, supports a number of local CT organizations, including the Boys and Girls Club of America.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich offers programs in a wide variety of areas, ranging from leadership clubs to multiple college scholarship offerings. The Boys and Girls Club children’s programs include beginner swimming lessons, performing arts and creative writing classes, and an array of sports and athletics opportunities.

The club is perhaps most valued for its after-school academic support offerings. Its academic programs not only assist children in the development of their basic educational abilities, but also teach kids the academic advantages that can be gained from technological resources. The club also provides character development services and programs that cover topics as diverse as community involvement and cultural identity.

The club additionally hosts fun events, such as its Halloween party scheduled this year for October 23, 2015, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and its Thanksgiving Feast, planned for the evening of November 24. Members can also enjoy a pancake breakfast the morning of December 12.

Additionally, the club hosts a range of athletic activities, from basketball to table tennis. Beginning on October 24, the club will sponsor a Learn to Skate Clinic for first through eighth graders. The nine-week program will occur on Saturdays for first through fifth graders and on Mondays for sixth- through eighth-grade students.

Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich Hosts 12th Annual Golf Fund-Raiser

Greenwich, CT, resident Henry (Hank) R. Minchin Jr. has served as managing director at Credit Suisse in New York City for more than 15 years. Outside of his professional responsibilities, Hank Minchin supports a number of Greenwich, CT, organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG).

BGCG recently announced that it raised $35,000 to support member programs and services through its 12th annual golf tournament. After being rescheduled because of inclement weather, the golf tournament took place on a sunny day that saw 100 golf enthusiasts, volunteers, event sponsors, and club alumni gather for the event. BGCG explained that the funds from the tournament will be used maintain the club’s wide range of programs for children, including tutoring, computer training, athletics, art classes, swim lessons, and digital art classes.

During the event, participants also enjoyed a drawing for more than 50 door prizes and a silent auction. BGCG’s CEO noted that there was a strong turnout for the fundraiser, as well as a shared sense of positivity and support among participants.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich’s Camp Simmons

A managing director at Credit Suisse, Henry “Hank” R. Minchin, Jr., of Greenwich, CT, is responsible for leading a team of more than 30 individuals, developing IT products for traders, and working directly with clients. Also dedicated to helping members of his Greenwich, CT, community, Hank Minchin supports local organizations such as the Greenwich Boys and Girls Club of America.

The Boys and Girls Club of Greenwich (BGCG) has been helping local children reach their potential through a number of programs for more than a century. One of the many activities offered by the organization is summer camp. Camp spaces are limited and are open only to children who are currently registered as a member of the club. BGCG currently maintains three summer camp programs that are licensed by the State of Connecticut, including Camp Simmons, an outdoor camp designed for children between the ages of 6 and 12.

Located on Lake Avenue in Greenwich, Camp Simmons covers 77 acres of pure wilderness. The camp hosts 10 weekly sessions between the months of June and August, and each week costs $150 per child. Campers have access to a wide variety of activities, including archery, canoeing, swimming, arts and crafts, and summer reading. Beyond these activities, Camp Simmons encourages campers to participate in its various themed days and special events. The camp has a Christmas in July special event and Soccer Olympics along with several others.