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Who We Are

Alex Rodriguez… Brad Pitt… Michael Jordan… President Bill Clinton… Jackie Joyner-Kersee… Martin Sheen… Derek Jeter… Neil Diamond… Denzel Washington… Lynn Swann…Coach Dave Odom.

What do all of these people, and millions more throughout America, have in common? They are all alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

While many Club alumni have achieved particular distinction in fields such as entertainment, business, politics and sports, the average alumnus is not famous. Most have achieved success by getting an education, raising a family, serving their country, pursuing a career and supporting their community.

A sampling of our local alumni:

TERRY ALEXANDER – South Carolina House of Representatives (former BGC Board member)
HARRY CARSON – Retired all-pro NFL, NY Giants
LEROY “PETE” PETERSON – Professor, Francis Marion University (former BGC Board member)
REGGIE SANDERS – Pittsburgh Pirates baseball team
LAWRENCE TIMMONS – Pittsburgh Steelers football team

Our Alumni Speak…..

Below are just a few of the many prominent alumni of Boys & Girls Clubs throughout America:

WALTER ANDERSON – Editor, Parade Mag.
DARRELL ARMSTRONG – Guard, Orlando Magic
SHARON SAYLES BELTON – Former Minneapolis Mayor
JOAN BENOIT SAMUELSON – Olympic Gold Medalist
JOAQUIN CASTRO – U.S. Congressman from Texas
GEN. WESLEY CLARK – Former NATO Supreme Allied Cmdr.
EVAN S. DOBELLE – President, University of Hawaii Honolulu
RAYMOND FLYNN – Former Mayor of Boston; Ambassador to the Vatican
DENNIS GREEN – Head Coach, Minnesota Vikings
MAUREEN HOLOHAN – Basketball Player, Author
MICHAEL JORDAN – NBA All-Star
ROBERT KERSEE – Track and Field Coach
D. D. LEWIS – Retired Dallas Cowboys Star
SEN. GEORGE MITCHELL – Former US Sen. Maj. Leader
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS – Actor, Director
JIMMY PIERSALL – Cleveland Indians, retired
TERRY PORTER – Guard, San Antonio Spurs
GEORGE RIVERA – Artist; Lt. Gov., Pojoaque Pueblo, NM
FRED ROONEY – Former US Congressman
GALE SAYERS – Former Chicago Bears Running Back
JOHN SINGLETON – Filmmaker
NORMAN STAMPER – Former Seattle Police Chief
LYNN SWANN –  Former Pittsburgh Steeler
FRANK THOMAS – First Baseman Chicago White Sox
MAJ. GEN. ALFRED A. VALENZUELA – Cmdr., U.S. Army S. Puerto Rico
DENZEL WASHINGTON – Actor

ERIC DAVIS – Outfielder, SF Giants
JAMIE FARR – Actor
JAMES (LOU) GORMAN – Former Gen. Mgr Boston Red Sox
CHAMIQUE HOLDSCLAW – WNBA Star, Olympian
EVANDER HOLYFIELD – 4-time Boxing Champion
DR. PATRICK KELLY – Chair, Dept. of Neurology NYU
JACKIE JOYNER-KERSEE – Olympic Gold Medalist
MANUEL LUJAN – Former US Sec. of the Interior
JOHNNY MORRIS – Chicago Bears Star/Sportscaster
SHAQUILLE O’NEAL – Center, LA Lakers
LOU PINIELLA – Manager, Seattle Mariners
AHMAD RASHAD – Sportscaster; Wide-Rcvr Minn. Vikings
SMOKEY ROBINSON – Singer/Songwriter
JOHNNY RUTHERFORD – Race Car Driver
CAPT. WINSON SCOTT – astronaut; Dean, FL Inst. of Tech.
C. J. SILAS – Former Chair & CEO of Phillips Petroleum
DENNIS SMITH – Author
ROBERT STUTMAN – Former NY DEA Head
ABLE MABLE THOMAS – Atlanta Community Leader
TERDEMA USSERY II – Pres/CEO Dallas Mavericks
MANUEL VILLAFANA – Chair/CEO ATS Medical
JAMAAL WILKES – Former LA Lakers Star
NELSON WOLFF – Bexar County Judge, Former Mayor, San Antonio, Texas
DAVID L. WOLPER – Hollywood Producer
MARTIN WONG – Fashion Designer
JAMES WORTHY – NBA Hall-of-Famer; LA Laker

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