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Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire


Get to know the CPO…

Dick Collons- Mtn empire cpo


The Chief Professional Officer for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire is Dick Collins. You can reach Dick by calling 276-669-8932 or by email at djcollins@bvu.net





Club Information


Mailing address- P.O. Box 1074 Bristol, VA 24203

Phone Number- 276-669-8932 • Fax Number- 276-669-8371

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BoysGirlsClubsoftheMountainEmpire



Boys & Girls Clubs of the Mountain Empire units:

Tennessee Unit- 2000 West State Street Bristol, TN 37620

Virginia Unit- 334 Rebecca Street Bristol, VA 24201

Abingdon Unit- 300 Stanley Street Bristol, VA 24210

Bluff City Unit- 282 J. Forrest Thomas St. Bluff City, TN  37618

Jack E. Arnold Teen Center- 650 Quarry Street Bristol, TN 24201

After School Hours- 2:30 pm-6:30pm Summer Hours- 7:30am-6:00pm Monday-Friday


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• Total membership- 786 • Total youth served- 1,511 •

• Average daily attendance- 222 • Average summer attendance- 194 •

• Member ethnicity breakdown •

African American- 9%, Hispanic- 4%,

Multi-Racial- 13%, Caucasian- 75%

Male – 58%, Female – 42%

Club Activities and Events


Youth Events

Youth of the Year, N.E.T.S. Basketball, Battle for Kids, Buffalo Wild Wings Kids Days, Kids Summer Smiles with Healing Hands, Day for Kids, Club Week, Backpack Give Away, Club Olympics, National Fitness Competition

Youth Programs

Triple Play, National Junior Tennis League, DIY STEM, Torch Club, Nurturing Parent Program, SMART Girls, SMART Moves, Money Matters, Gardening, Good News Club

Major Special Events

Citizenship in Community – February, Australian Dress Down Under – August, Bobby Lee Hurd Golf Tournament – August, Hokies vs Smokies Golf Tournament – September, Steak & Shake – Fall