UpdatedMonday March 16, 2020 byGreenbelt Boys and Girls Club.
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ATTENTION TO PGCBGC BASKETBALL, SPRING SOCCER & FLAG FOOTBALL COMMISSIONERS & COACHES!!
The Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club (PGCBGC) continues to work closely with our partner organizations, local and federal government officials regarding the recent outbreak of COVID 19 "Novel Coronavirus" in the Prince George's County area. We are monitoring all Maryland Health Department advisories, and adhering to CDC guidelines as it relates to the outbreak. While the numbers of those affected in our region remains low. The PGCBGC is looking at all methods to mitigate transmission and possible exposure to our great student athletes and their families. So, after careful consideration, and recent events, We have decided to suspend all PGCBGC related activities and events indefinitely, this includes the upcoming 2020 PGCBGC Basketball Playoffs scheduled for (3/14, 3/15 and 3/21), all PGCBGC Practices and the 2020 Spring Sports schedules.
We hope to resume these activities as soon as it becomes safe for our players and their families.
More information regarding COVID -19.
COVID-19 is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another and through contact with respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. The Coronavirus is characterized by fever (above 100 degrees), cough, and shortness of breath.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities are still focusing great attention on prevention methods such as: hand washing; covering your nose and mouth when sneezing/coughing; social distancing; and, staying home when sick. Therefore, if you or your child are sick, stay home and limit contact with others.
Billy Owens Smith, Jr. (pictured above), son of Billy Owens, Sr. and Terry Smith, was born on March 23, 1978, in Salisbury, Maryland, and departed this life on Friday, January 17, 2020.
Coach Billy began his service to the community by coaching his son Kadin’s flag football team. He went on to coach several sports for the Greenbelt Boys and Girls Club Organization, including football, basketball, and baseball.
Farewell: Billy leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 17 years, Kristina, his three heartbeats, Kadin, Sameera, and Layla, his loving parents, Billy and Terry Smith Sr., his brother Dorran Smith, his grandfather William Sadberry, his father and mother-in-law Robert and Cecilia “Dea” Zugby, his great-aunt Bertha Purnell, and his great uncle, Daniel Showell.
OBTAIN YOUR CHILD'S MOTOR VEHICLE ID CARD NOW. CHILDREN CANNOT PLAY WITHOUT THE ID CARD.
Greenbelt Boys & Girls Club now offers a one-sport fee per session. There is no sibling discount and coaches receive a 50% discount of the fee. The coach must be a head coach or assistant coach and should be available on a full time basis. Please consult the specific sport commissioner for more information.
Parents must pay in full before the athlete is assigned to a team by using the online registration system. Payment extension will not be allowed... no exception.
**TEAMS WILL BE CAPPED. REGISTER EARLY TO ENSURE YOUR SPOT.**
Sport Fee: $90 per player. Fall Football: $180 per player and will cover the player for winter basketball
Coach's discount only applies to first child for the calendar year. The discounts will no longer be automatically assigned in the system.
The registrar will adjust the account after being contacted at Registrar@greenbeltbgc.org.
VERY IMPORTANT: Registrar will finalize the balance to reflect appropriate charges or discounts stated above regardless of payment status.
Everyone is required to register online. When registering, a parent MUST register individually for each chosen sport of interest, otherwise, the child is not yet registered for a sport. It is preferable to register for all interested sports during the initial process instead of attempting to register again at a later date. When the registration is successfull, an email is sent from Sports Illustrated Play within a couple of minutes to the email address on file. Please save the email for future validation.
Parents will be contacted about practices when the teams are finalized. No requests for more information are necessary. In some cases, if there are not enough players to field a team, we may move the players to an older age bracket or dissolve and cancel the actual age group entirely.
All players MUST use a Maryland Motor Vehicle ID card to participate for the Greenbelt Boys and Girls Club activities with the exception of Track and Field. It takes about seven days to receive the MVA ID card after an application is fully completed with the Motor Vehicle Administration at their location.
All payments must be made online via a debit or credit card. It is required at least a payment of $40 before a player can report to practice. All balances must be finalized before the first game of the participating sport.
Individuals who wish to make installments must select that option during the registration process. The payments will be automatically deducted on the assigned date from the credit/debit card on file. All balances must zero out before any participation of a season game. Installment amounts cannot be overriden nor changed to anyone's choice.
Greenbelt Boys and Girls Club offers an assistance program as a scholarship to parents in need. The minimum scholarship amount is $100 per player and can be modified based on the need as agreed by the board members. The parent is responsible for the balance of the payment.
The requirements are: A request letter that states the need for the scholarship, an attached copy of the free or reduced school meal letter, the recipient must reside in Greenbelt. The player must register to participate in at least one sport. No scholarships will be awarded in consecutive years to any recipient.
If you wish to cancel after any registration, there is a non refundable $10 administrative fee per registrant that is charged to GBGC . The fee is incurred once a transaction is made. No refunds will be issued after the start of practice.
Lost/Unreturned Equipments or Uniforms:
Players who did not return their uniforms or sport equipments from a previous session are automatically suspended from further participation in the club activities. If those items are lost, there will be a fee associated with the account. Please contact the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
or the Coordinator at email@example.com
for more information.
Players who are not 'registered and paid' CANNOT participate in any practices due to liability coverage restrictions from Prince George's County Boys and Girls Club.
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