Global Connections’ Distributor Club Loco Gives a Boost to Teen Angels

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (August 15, 2016) – Global Connections Inc. (GCI), a pioneer in the travel club industry, announced that Club Loco, a distributor of its travel club product Global Discovery Vacations, has donated $3,000 to Teen Angels, an organization which helps homeless and underprivileged high school teens.    A portion of the monies donated will be used to start the Teen Angels program in North Myrtle Beach Middle School and the balance will be used for the existing program in North Myrtle Beach High School. 

Teen Angels, a non-profit organization, is headed by Renee Hembree and based at North Myrtle Beach High School.  This organization assists these kids in both the local high school and the middle school by providing schoolbooks, yearbooks, personal care products, transportation to dentists and doctors, and other small items so that these students can stay in school and have a better future.  Teen Angels further offers assistance with college expenses for its youth that have been successful in this program.

According to Alena Lopez, Office Manager of Club Loco, "The donation is particularly noteworthy because it is allowing the program to expand into the North Myrtle Beach Middle School.  My child is starting in that middle school and it brought home the need of our community to support the program."

Ray Lopez, President of Club Loco said, "We are proud to be caring members of the business community which supports worthwhile local groups such as Teen Angels.  This is the kind of grass roots organization which really makes a difference."

Photo Caption:  Ray Lopez and Alena Lopez, Club Loco; James LaPier, Principal North Myrtle Beach Middle School; Janet Quigley, Teen Angels and Renee Hembree, Director Teen Angels.

About Global Connections, Inc.

Global Connections, Inc. is based in Overland Park, KS, opening in 1996 as a travel club fulfillment and service provider.  Considered a leader in the travel club industry, GCI offers the members of its Global Discovery Vacations club program a wide variety of leisure benefits and vacation options at more than 700 North American resorts.  GCI is the developer and owner of resorts in California, Florida, Tennessee and Colorado as well as owning and leasing numerous resort condominium units throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Caribbean. For more information about GCI visit

About Global Discovery Vacations

Global Discovery Vacations is a respected membership based travel club offering its members access to condominium accommodations, cruise and tour vacations, a full service travel agency, a concierge program, and other leisure benefits. For more information about Global Discovery Vacations visit

About Teen Angels

Teen Angels, a North Myrtle Beach organization, assists those local students who are too old for foster care yet too young to do it all on their own.  For more information, contact Renee Hembree, Director of Teen Angels  or visit

About Club Loco

Club Loco, LLC, based in North Myrtle Beach, SC, is an authorized distributor of Global Connections, Inc. for the sales and marketing of Global Discovery Vacations club program.   For more information regarding Club Loco, visit


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