Youth from SW Washington & Oregon come together in Portland for friendly Games Room competition


Boys & Girls Clubs from across Oregon and SW Washington went head-to-head at the State Games Room Tournament on Saturday, May 9, 2015. The tournament, which was held in Portland at the Blazers Club,  allowed participants to showcase their skills in social recreation games and make new friends, all while competing in friendly Triple Play tournaments. Kids competed in chess, checkers, bumper pool, pool, table tennis, and foosball.

Triple Play, BGCA’s comprehensive health and wellness initiative, strives to improve the overall health of members, ages 6-18, by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships. Since the Triple Play initiative was introduced in 2005, more than one million Club members have participated in fun fitness, social recreation and health & nutrition activities.

There are three components to Triple Play: Mind, Body & Soul. The State Games Room Tournament focuses on the “Soul” component of the Triple Play program, which encompasses the social recreation activities that are critical to positive youth development. This includes strengthening interpersonal skills, positive behavior and good character through social recreation programs and Games Room activities.

Club Winners:

Sportsmanship: Boys & Girls Clubs of Corvallis

Overall: Boys & Girls Clubs of Salem