Pedal Hilton Head has two missions, the first is to be a marquee cycling event in our Gold Level Bicycle Friendly Community. The second and most important mission is to fund programs and scholarships at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island for those kids who need us the most. Parents and caregivers can rely on the Club to provide childcare, unique learning and recreation opportunities, and a healthy source of food for their children. All of which would not be available without generous donors like you. The Club also provides part and full-time employment for over 20 members of the Hilton Head community plus draws from the incredible volunteers that make the Island who we are!
The Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head has faced extreme challenges since the onset of COVID-19. The facility was forced to close temporarily in early 2020 and left our most vulnerable members (kids) at risk. The Club was able to safely reopen for a summer program serving a limited number of members. In the fall and into the spring, the Club partnered with the Beaufort County School District to provide a safe and well-staffed environment to support virtual learning.
New in 2021, we’ve started a new Saturday program which partners with the Beaufort County School District to address learning gaps that have emerged in the past year. “Camp Saturday” provides academic and recreational enrichment that will help kids catch up and finish school at grade level. Your participation in Pedal Hilton Head Island supports our commitment to keep children on the path to academic success.
The Club is a cornerstone of daily life for the children and teens that it serves daily. Many of them are from low-income families: 63% of Club Members (children) are from families living in poverty, 71% do not have health insurance, 54% live in single-parent households and many do not have a home to call their own.
Pedal Hilton Head’s fundraising goal has never had higher stakes, as the world reels with uncertainty, it is more important than ever to provide stability for our members. While we never know what the future holds, donors to the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head can be assured that the positive impacts of their contributions are felt across Hilton Head daily. The Boys and Girls Club provides exceptional after-school, summer education, recreation, and other enrichment programs. Participants in the Club are given the tools to become better students and active community members.
Your 2022 registration and contributions support our programs which focus on academic success, a healthy lifestyle, and being good, productive, caring citizens. The Club works with staff, the board, and community volunteers to continually improve programming and our facilities to meet the changing and growing needs of the children of Hilton Head.