What We Do

The Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club participates in the CACFP. We have a Free, nutritious snack daily. With Free lunches and snacks in the summertime.

About Us

The Owensboro Boys Club opened in 1967 in a building donated by Trinity Episcopal Church. The unit was soon renamed The Cliff Hagan Boys Club, in recognition of Cliff Hagan, an Owensboro native and standout basketball player at Owensboro High School, the University of Kentucky and in the National Basketball Association.

Over the years, the club grew and changed locations. In 1993, the club opened its programs and services to girls and became The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club. The club currently operates in five locations – Owensboro, Henderson, South Spencer, IN, Butler County, and opening soon in Ohio County.

Cliff Hagan

WHO IS CLIFF HAGAN? – Cliff Hagan possessed one of basketball’s most devasting hook shots, and combined his quickness and strength to score 14,870 points in 13 professional seasons with the NBA’s St. Louis Hawks and the ABA’s Dallas Chaparrals. Hagan played for Hall of Fame coach Adolph Rupp at the University of Kentucky, earned All-America honors in 1952 and 1953, and led the Wildcats to a three-year record of 86 wins and only 5 losses. UK had a 25-0 record in 1954, with Hagan averaging an astonishing 25 points and 13.5 rebounds per game. He scored 51 points in a single game against Temple. In 1974, Hagan was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Time Team.

Upon graduation from Kentucky, Hagan was drafted by the Boston Celtics in the NBA draft. After two years of military service, Hagan was traded by Celtics to the St. Loouis Hawks for the draft rights to Bill Russell. In 10 years with the Hawks, he scored 13,447 points (18.0 ppg), played in five All-Star Games, and was chosen to the All-NBA 2nd Team twice. A pure shooter, Hagan scored a staggering 26 points in the fourth quarter in a game against the New York Knicks in 1958. During his 10 year tenure in St. Louis, Hagan led the Hawks to five Western Division titles and the 1958 NBA championship.

Hagan completed his 13-year pro career as player/coach of the ABA Dallas Chaparrals.

Cliff and his wife, Martha (insert), are now retired to Florida, but return to their hometown of Owensboro quite often.

Areas of Impact

.1 Academic Success

.2 Good Character & Citizenship

.3 Healthy Lifestyle

Young People Who Need Us Most

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Outcome Driven Club Experience

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Priority Outcomes

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Guiding Principles

The Owensboro Boys Club opened in 1967 in a building donated by Trinity Episcopal Church. The unit was soon renamed The Cliff Hagan Boys Club, in recognition of Cliff Hagan, an Owensboro native and standout basketball player at Owensboro High School, the University of Kentucky and in the National Basketball Association.

Over the years, the club grew and changed locations. In 1993, the club opened its programs and services to girls and became The Cliff Hagan Boys & Girls Club. The club currently operates in five locations – Owensboro, Henderson, South Spencer, IN, Butler County, and opening soon in Ohio County.

  1. Provide all Club members with high-quality Club programming that is safe, fun and makes a measurable difference.

2. Lead a national dialogue to advocate that every community in the US provide access to high-quality out-of-school-time programs and experiences that equip young people, especially those growing up in disadvantaged curcumstances, with the tools to succeed.

3. Recognize that no single organization can provide everything needed to enable youth to succeed, Boys & Girls Clubs must establish dynamic partnerships with public and private institutions, locally and nationally, to assure high-quality youth development experiences for all young people in America.

BGCA Confidential Hotline

National Child Abuse Hotline

Provides free 24/7 access for adults and youth to professional child abuse crisis counselors who offer crisis intervention and confidential referrals.

800-422-4453

Child Safety Helpline

Praesidium provides employees, volunteers, parents, and youth with anonymous helpline for reporting of suspicious or inappropriate behaviors regarding children.

866-607-7233

Ethics Point Hotline

Provides employees, volunteers, and parents anonymous reporting of any unethical or illegal workplace activities.

866-295-3701

Crisis Text Line

Provides free 24/7 access for adults and youth to confidential support with professional crisis counselors.

Text CLUB to 741741

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