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Do South Magazine

Do South Magazine

Beth Presley is a groundbreaker in more ways than one. Taking over as CEO of Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs, she’s not only the first new face in that role in forty-three years, she’s also the first woman to hold that position in the history of the local organization.

Dwain HebdaDo South Magazine


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Beth Presley
Beth Presley, incoming CEO of Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club
Jerry Glidewell Jerry Glidewell, ex-CEO retiring after 43 years with FSBGC


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Jeffrey kids enjoy MLK Park
Martin Luther King Jr. recently underwent some renovations to become the latest inclusive park and playground in Fort Smith.
Jeffrey kids enjoy MLK Park


NFL Sunday Night Football - Steelers vs Chargers

Two former club members faced each other NFL Sunday Nov 21
Northside High standouts Kiondre Thomas & Tré Norword were honored at the Boys & Girls Club on May 11, 2021 by Mayor McGill.


KFSM TV-Channel 5

5 News Morning Crew
Local morning news celebrities Ruben Diaz, Tyler Moore, and Laura Simon braved the No Mercy House, proving that even with lights on and cameras running, the Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs haunted house is a scary good time.


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We appreciate E-Fort Smith publishing a feature story regarding major renovation at Hunts Park and the new First National Bank Field. Thank you to our generous donors who made this transformation possible!
Hunts Park


Clubs re-open June 8, 2020

FSBGC Clubs ReOpen - Jamie Mitchell - Times Record
FSBGC Clubs ReOpen - Jamie Mitchell - Times Record

Goldtrap - Gardner staff, Jasmine Meyers, left, and Savannah Slayline, clean interior services, Monday, June 8, 2020, as area clubs begin opening Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and continue the summer meals programs. Chris Reeder, unit director said that members will remain in the same group throughout their visit and will clean and sanitize their hands as well as the area after each group activity. [JAMIE MITCHELL/TIMES RECORD]

Thank you to the Fort Smith SouthWest Times Record
for their continuing coverage of Boys & Girls Club activities and events!


Painting during Quarantine

Southwest Times Record artile April 1, 2020 - Painting Smiles Jerry Glidewell and staff create art Jerry Glidewell and staff create art during the coronavirus quarantine

Nearly 2,000 meals, including breakfasts, lunches, & dinners served every week!


T.J.'s Guitar and Music Program

T.J. Guitar

2016 TJ Cunningham Guitar Memorial Fundraiser Banner


Do South Magazine


Through support generated from this event, we are able to offer free guitar, piano and percussion lessons to Boys and Girls Club participants.

Jerry Glidewell Executive Director - FSBGC SoutWest Times, Oct 3, 2019


2014 Ice Bucket Challenge

2014 Ice Bucket Challenge

FSBGC Staff Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge

Brooke Strack Reeder, Tim Higgins, Jason Morland, Anne Reeder, Scott Reeder, Timah Jones, and Jerry Glidewell

In 2014 The ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis - 'Lou Gehrig's disease') Organization became involved in social media phenomenon challenging hundreds of people, including many prominent celebrities, to dump a bucket of ice water on their heads, a shocking sensation to the nervous system which the disease attacks.

Our administrative staff and family members accepted the challenge and passed it on to other Boys & Girls Clubs in the region. Together, hundreds of dollars were raised for the cause.

Nationally, more the challenge brought in more than $13 million in donations.