In memory of Chris and Jim, the Clubs are creating the Chris & Jim Summer Camp Fund to ensure that cost will never be a barrier for families in the valley who want their children to attend the Clubs.


Recently, we lost two important men, two true community leaders and two true believers in our work at the Boys & Girls Clubs; Chris Diamond and Jim Larson. Their wives, Eileen and Susan are long time board members and chairs of the largest Club fundraiser, the Be Great Bash. These families have given so much to our youth through the Clubs.

Both Chris and Jim always attended Club events supporting the Clubs mission: To enable all youth, especially those who need us most to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Diamond and Larson families have advocated for the youth of our community in support of the Clubs since their inception in 2009. 

Summer camp at the Clubs cost approximately $75 per child per week, with 10 full weeks of fun available. Camp starts daily at 7:30am and ends at 6:00pm Monday – Friday. During the day our youth find friends, dynamic programs, caring adult mentors and community experiences. Summer means fun; and these camps bring fun.

Chris and Jim would be honored and happy to see this scholarship fund grow in their memory. Your donation to the Chris & Jim Scholarship Fund will help our local youth be active, engaged and have more fun because they got to attend summer camp at BGC. Thank you for helping us ensure that all kids have a safe and productive place to play, learn and grow. 

Questions: Kelly Landers 970-871-3162 or 

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Thank you for supporting the Club! 

2023 Fund Donors

Carol & Russ Atha

Penny & Punch Martyn

Kelly & Jason Landers

Kim Kreissig

Meg & Chris Cummings

Karin & Scott Lee

Andrew Bigford

Sandra Jones

Kathryn Conway

Laura Lewis

Suzanne Bauer

Beverly Neeble

Justin Clancy

Patricia & Peter Duke

Susan O’Regan

Kelly Pawlak

Lia Morelli & John Kuhns

Michael Lane

Roseanne Berger & Dan Morelli

Erin & Rob Perlman

Diane Stoyko

Sue & Ron Krall

Leslie & Blaise Carig

William Quinn

Gayle & Lynn Earnest

Mary Ann & John Duffey

Meredith & Chris Voutas

Keenan Diamond

Linda & David Lund

Debbie & Buck Wearn

Alice & Ruth Veraguth

Chris Freihofer

Dana & Ryan Duran

Susan & Bill Friesell

Whatever It Takes To Build Great Futures.