Media Contact: Sabrina Rampy,
Director of Community Relations (479)273-7187
BENTONVILLE AR., January 19, 2010– On Thursday, January 21st at 4:00 pm our area state legislators will be on hand to present the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County with a $13,000 donation at the McKinney unit in Bentonville.
The Boys and Girls Club of Benton County is proud to announce that they are the recipient of funding that was recently approved by Arkansas House of Representatives on behalf of the Arkansas Athletic Commission
According to Jacob Huston, Chief Professional Officer, “we are so excited to partner with our area state legislation and are so grateful for their generous support to our Clubs.”
Hutson also explained that it costs more than $1.8 million annually to operate the four Boys and Girls Club units. Due to the rapid growth in Northwest Arkansas, club membership has increased drastically in the last 5 years.
In 2009, the Boys and Girls Club of Benton County served nearly 4,000 children at four locations through after-school, intercession and summer programs. The programs offered are designed for character and leadership development as well as education and career development and activities promoting health and life skills, the Arts, sports, fitness and recreation. The club also served over 1,100 children Club sponsored basketball, volleyball and football athletic programs.
ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF BENTON COUNTY
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County is to promote and strengthen families, while at the same time building stronger communities in the towns and cities we serve. This is accomplished by providing facilities, programs and services that enable and ensure our youth to realize their full potential. The Clubs offer a variety of after-school, intercession and summer programs designed for character and leadership development as well as education and career development and activities promoting health and life skills, the Arts, sports, fitness and recreation.
The Boys & Girls Club of Benton County operates facilities from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during summer and 7:00am to 5:00 p.m. during most school breaks. Benton County club facilities serve the Bentonville, Rogers, Gravette and Bella Vista communities from the following locations:
McKinney Unit 2801 N. Walker, Bentonville, Ark.
Bella Vista Unit 2260 Forrest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, Ark.
H.L.M. Unit 1207 NW Leopard Lane, Bentonville, Ark.
Rogers Unit 409 S. 8th, Rogers, Ark.
To donate to the Boys & Girls Club of Benton County, volunteer or inquire about how you can become a member, call (479) 273-7187.