The Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club is proud to announce that the Saint Louis Mental Health Board has awarded GSGBC a three-year grant to hire a full-time Licensed Clinical Social Worker and provide trauma-informed care to our members. GSGBC is in the process of implementing the Sanctuary Model of organizational change and responsive trauma care. Some common examples of trauma that our kids may face include physical, psychological, or sexual abuse; violence against one’s family members/close friends; exposure to neighborhood violence; or living with household members who are mentally ill, suicidal, substance abusers, or were incarcerated.
As a result, GSGBC will evaluate and update all organizational systems and policies to ensure that they are trauma-informed and culturally competent. GSGBC will implement the Sanctuary Model in our extended learning environment where GSGBC’s existing core competencies provide a strong base of supportive and impactful resources.
Research indicates that regular exposure to trauma from a young age has lasting effects on the brain’s development. Areas such as the hippocampus, which is involved in learning and memory, develop rapidly in early childhood, while the prefrontal cortex, which regulates thoughts and attention, matures more rapidly during adolescence. As described by one pediatrician, these children are living in a “constant state of emergency,” and it has very real implications for their brain development, academic achievement, and social functioning.
Children who have experienced trauma may find it more challenging than their peers to pay attention and process new information, and evidence suggests that some of these children develop sensory processing difficulties which can contribute to problems with writing and reading.
Knowing the areas where its youth live, GSGBC knows that its members are negatively impacted by trauma on a regular basis. In a trauma-informed environment at GSGBC, these youth will strengthen the skills they need to thrive academically and socially.
Norwood Hills Country Club
1 Norwood Hills Country Club Dr, St. Louis, MO 63121
7 a.m. Morning registration and breakfast
8 a.m. Classic begins
11 a.m. Afternoon registration begins, lunch served
1 p.m. Classic begins with shotgun start
5:30 p.m. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7 p.m. Awards Dinner and Auction
The Annual Golf Tournament began in 1993 and continues today. The Tournament, created by Gene Slay, is a way to bring the community together for a day of fun on the links and raise needed funds to support Club programs and youth.
Mr. Slay’s legacy continues as more than 300 golfers come together each year at Norwood Hills Country Club. The tournament is held annually on the Tuesday after Memorial Day. Over the years, thousands of golfers, sponsors, auction contributors, volunteers and attendees have come together to support the mission of the Club. The Golf Classic has raised more than 9 million dollars!
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12 Bars of Charity is the city’s largest pub crawl attracting over 7,600 attendees and raising more than $80,000 for local charities last year! Join the #WhiteTeam on December 16, 2017 so you can have fun with friends while making a life-changing difference for the kids of the Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club. Sign up today!
WHAT YOU RECIEVE BY PARTICIPATING:
– $10 donation to GSGBC when you sign up under our team! (or $15 if you register during the month of September!)
– Official 12 Bars of Charity #WhiteTeam Sweatshirt
– 2:00-6:00 pm drink specials at more than 20 participating bars in Soulard, Wash Ave, BPV and downtown STL: Bud Light, Budweiser, Bud Select, and Ketel One Vodka Cocktails
– Shuttle Pass to hop between bars as desired
HOW IT WORKS:
– Register online for $30 (plus taxes/fees) under the Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club team, which includes your ticket purchase and your donation
– Bring printed ticket and ID to check-in at the crawl
– Put on your awesome #WhiteTeam sweatshirt
– Start pub crawl and hit up as many bars as you want! (Must have wristband to ride the shuttles and receive drink specials.)
Come out to Busch Stadium and watch the Cardinals take on the Pittsburgh Pirates with the Gene Slay’s Girls & Boys Club! In the classroom, on the basketball court, or in the art studio, our kids are dynamic, energetic achievers who overcome tremendous barriers to success on a daily basis! Celebrate our kids’ success with a fun day out, and support the Club’s life-changing programs!
Tickets are $20 for GSGBC members and family and $25 for supporters.
Each ticket comes with a complimentary hot dog and soda!
Contact Us2524 South Eleventh Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
Membership Desk: 314.772.5661
Administrative Office: 314.773.7237