The Porcini / Farmer Children’s Foundation announced contribution to Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckia | Business
From Kelly Jarboe, Vice President of Development & Communications, Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Louisville, Ky. – Patti and Tim Coury and Kelly and Del Farmer of The Porcini / Farmer Children’s Foundation have announced a $25,000 contribution to Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana (BGCK). This grant will support the construction and renovation of the Parkland Boys & Girls Club’s fitness room.
Specifically, the funds will be used to build and renovate an existing space into a fitness room and then to equip the fitness room with weight machines and cardio equipment. Additional upgrades may also include bleachers, basketball goals and scoreboards in the gym. These improvements will allow Club members to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. The fitness room and gym provide positive physical outlets. Through exercise, Club members are able to boost self-confidence, improve overall emotional well-being, increase energy and fitness levels, and develop long-term healthy habits.
The Parkland Boys & Girls Club opened in September 2012 and is BGCK’s newest Club. The Club has almost 350 members and an average daily attendance of more than 130 youth. BGCK is an out-of-school time provider, offering a safe haven for youth ages 6-18. The Clubs provide a safe, supportive environment for young people. Club staff and volunteers challenge and encourage members, mentor them, and give them the tools and resources they need to reach their full potential. Members receive a well-rounded experience that focuses on academic success, character and leadership, and healthy lifestyles.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana truly appreciates the generosity shown by the Courys, the Farmers, and The Porcini / Farmer Children’s Foundation,” said Jennifer Helgeson, President & CEO. “Thanks to their support, we will be able to provide youth at the Parkland Club access to top notch exercise facilities and support the development of healthy lifestyles for our members.”
“We’re happy to see the great progress that Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana is making in this community. We’re excited to be a part of this project, and we look forward to opening a fitness room at the Parkland Boys & Girls Club,” said Tim Coury.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana
Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana serves approximately 3,500 youth in five clubs, including clubs in the Newburg, Shawnee, and Parkland neighborhoods in Louisville and in Jeffersonville and New Albany, Indiana. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those most in need of our services, to realize and develop their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana is a Metro United Way agency.
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