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Boys & Girls Club receives funds to attend summer flicks

Posted: June 9, 2010 3:04 p.m.
Updated: June 8, 2010 3:04 p.m.
 

Summer is just around the corner and soon parents and caregivers will be looking for ways to keep kids active, engaged and entertained. Thanks to a partnership with Regal Entertainment Group, members of the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will enjoy free admission to the movies this summer through the Free Family Film Festival. Regal Entertainment Group is also providing the Club with a stipend to help cover staff expenses and transportation.

“Our Boys & Girls Club members are going to be thrilled,” said Jim Ventress, chief professional officer of the Club. “We’re always grateful for opportunities like Regal Entertainment Group’s Free Family Film Festival that offers fun and engaging activities for our young people. Most importantly, we can leverage this experience to stretch their imagination, while opening doors to a world of exploration and excitement.”

Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley, along with other members of the community, will enjoy the free summer flicks at the Regal Entertainment Group theater in Canyon Country on Soledad Canyon.

“Regal Entertainment Group is extremely proud of our relationship with Boys & Girls Clubs of America and we are pleased to continue offering resources for local Clubs to take their members to free movies at our theatres,” said Dick Westerling, senior vice president marketing and advertising for Regal Entertainment Group. “Since 2004, our theatres across the country have worked closely with local Boys & Girls Clubs to coordinate and customize this experience for each community.”

About Regal Entertainment Group
Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) is the largest motion picture exhibitor in the world. Regal's theatre circuit, comprising Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres and Edwards Theatres, operates 6,739 screens in 545 locations in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Regal operates theatres in 43 of the top 50 U.S. designated market areas. We believe that the size, reach and quality of Regal's theatre circuit not only provide its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable movie-going experience, but is also an exceptional platform to realize economies of scale in theatre operations.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (bgca.org) has enabled young people, especially those who need Clubs most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve more than 4.2 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs can be found throughout the country and on U.S. military installations worldwide, providing young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff.

Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. The local Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley was formed in 1968 and now serves more than 2,700 youth.

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