CC was recently inducted to the Boys and Girls Club Alumni Hall of Fame at a very special ceremony in San Diego California. This is truly an amazing honor as CC joins the likes of Michael Jordan, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, "Sugar" Ray Leonard, and Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez and former Oakland A's pitcher, Dave Stewart, in this amazing group of honorees.
CC is very proud of his affiliation with Boys and Girls Club and this honor is dedicated to all those who support the work and mission of the organization. Amber and CC's mother Margie, accepted the prestigious award on CC's behalf.
The Continentals of Omega Boys and Girls Club serves as a safe and nurturing environment for youth in CC and Amber’s hometown of Vallejo, CA. The Club provides a place for recreational activities and offers services that range from academic support to counseling, including a guest speaker’s series featuring strong role models from the local community. CC often credits the years he spent as a youngster at the Boys & Girls Club for helping him do well in school and develop strong character. These virtues also helped him do well on the playing field. Being a part of Boys & Girls Club also offered CC the chance to attend his first Major League Baseball game at the Oakland Coliseum and to meet and learn from the great Oakland A’s pitcher, Dave Stewart, a friend of CC’s today.
The life changing experiences CC had at the Continentals of Omega Boys and Girls Club served as the motivation behind him renovating the club. The PitCCh In Foundation partnered once again with the Good Tidings Foundation to give the Club a new look, which included an exterior painting of the community center, landscaping, minor repairs, window replacement, new flooring inside the original gymnasium and a brand new 40′x40′ outdoor basketball court.
Now over 500 boys and girls have an updated, safer and more enjoyable place to nurturer their strengths and find new passions that will help them to become successful adults.