The Great Valley Community Organization helps build a strong, vibrant and connected community by providing facilities, activities and programs enriching the lives of all local residents.
January 2019 GVCO Newsletter
2019 will be a monumental year for the Great Valley community! GVCO has finally navigated the maze of governmental and regulatory approval processes throughout the course of 2018. After an extraordinary amount of effort, GVCO will take ownership of the property on Bacton Hill Road the 4th week of January, and shortly thereafter begin the process of building a brand new 41,000 square foot GVCO community center. The facility can’t come soon enough; but when the doors open in late 2019/early 2020, it will be the state of the art, world-class facility we have been working towards…many years in the making. For more information, please visit
Annual Fundraiser
March 8, 2019 at The Desmond of Malvern
More information coming soon!
GVCO is very optimistic about the coming year! As we start the year there will be new programs, new families and new opportunities. Look around the area and it’s obvious, with the various new neighborhoods, along with growing corporate and retail presence, there will be lots of friendly new faces. Why does Great Valley continue to grow? Because of the fabulous people that have been living and working here, who have created a very desirable community to be a part of. And as all these new faces weave themselves into the fabric of our community, they too will likely make the community that much better.

As you read earlier in the newsletter, a new community center will begin to take shape in the middle of an old cornfield on Bacton Hill Rd. It will be a place where the entire community will have an opportunity to come together. There will continue to be challenges. A larger number of volunteers to manage the growing numbers in our programs. A renewed effort of financial philanthropy by the community in order to be able to finish this world-class facility. A growing need to create new types of programming so the entire community can benefit. As well as striving to continue to help those families in our community who are less fortunate.

The new year, brings new beginnings…and GVCO and the Great Valley community will undoubtedly embrace that like we have always done. We will take on the challenges, plug along, moving forward and continue to make Great Valley greater.

Keith Walsh
Executive Director
Pack the stands for our annual GVBL Nights at GVHS. All players wearing a GVBL shirt will gain free admission with a paid adult. GVBL players will also have the opportunity to participate in a halftime shootout,
t-shirt giveaway and meet the GVHS players after the game to get autographs while enjoying a snack and drink. 

Dates: Girls 1/5/19 • Boys 1/31/19
Time: JV 5:30 & Varsity 7:00
Location: GVHS

Caring Hands
In December, Caring Hands donated holiday gifts at the GVHS Annual Senior Citizen Luncheon, had a Holiday Sale tent sale and collected donations at GVBL for the Caring Hands Needy Families Campaign, and donated 70 wrapped holiday gifts to the Phoenixville Area Senior Center.

Challenger Gym
Challenger Gym will begin again in March on Wednesday afternoons. Challenger Gym was designed to provide a community gym program for kids who have physical and/or other special challenges. The emphasis is on having fun, providing physical activities and forging relationships between kids with special challenges and GVHS buddies.


Rowers must be GVHS students in grades 9th-12th.

First Practice, weather permitting, will be Monday, February 25th. 

Ivy Experience
Ivy Experience directors hosted 5 free college prep seminars in the fall at the GVCO office. Look for more information coming soon about spring seminars to prepare for college.

The GV Girls Youth Lacrosse program is focused on creating an encouraging and fun learning environment open to both beginning and more experienced lacrosse players. Our goal is to create well rounded young female athletes both on and off the field. Come see what it's all about!

1st-8th grade • Mid March-Early June • No experience is necessary
• Equipment required: stick, mouth guard, goggles & cleats
Practices will be held at GVMS.
America’s fastest growing game has come to GVCO! We have four regulation sized indoor courts at the GVBL Center. All levels are welcome.  The cost is $5.00 per player, payable online or at the door.

Court times are:
Mondays: 12-2 PM
Tuesday-Friday: 9-11 AM & 12-2 PM

Reserve a spot anytime on
Sign-UpGenius . Mornings are Open Play (walk-ins welcome) while the afternoon courts are for Reserved Play Only from 12-2 PM.  Please note the GVBL Center will be CLOSED to pickleball on 1/18, 1/21 & 1/25.

Interested in giving back to the community? Have an interest in volleyball? We are currently looking for a new GVVL Director! If you are interested please email:
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