B&G donation

The Wyoming Community Foundation board members stand with members from the Boys & Girls Club of Sweetwater County. The WCF awarded an $8,000 grant to the club for it to continue to help youth in the community. The group included, back from left, WCF Board Member Shelby Vasa, BGC of Sweetwater County CEO Lisa Stewart, Nazalie Gerken, Keirah Dean, WCF Board Member Alex Nelson, Brynlee Blake, and WCF Board Member Jack Costantino; and front, Tavia Shalata, Alexis Rivera-Little, and Chloe Senstock.

ROCK SPRINGS — The Boys & Girls Club of Sweetwater County received an $8,000 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation. This grant will help with general operating costs associated with providing a safe place for youth in the community.

“This is the fourth year we have received funds from the Wyoming Community Foundation. We are excited to receive it again to help us continue to keep our blue doors open,” said Lisa Stewart, BGC of Sweetwater County CEO. “We are truly grateful that the Wyoming Community Foundation chooses to believe in our mission here in our community.”

The BGC of Sweetwater County will begin its ninth summer program on May 28. Last summer, the club averaged 110 members a day with a high of 154 members. During the summer the club takes its members to the movies and swimming. They facilitate activities around education, career development, character and leadership, sports and recreation, and the arts every day that the organization is open.

The Wyoming Community Foundation had a competition between three Sweetwater County nonprofits that allowed participants to vote online as well as at their event on April 11. In addition to the $8,000 grant, the BGC of Sweetwater County will also receive a $500 grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation in partnership with Searle Bros. Construction.

The BGC of Sweetwater County thanks all of the individuals who voted for the organization in this competition as well as Searle Bros. Construction for this opportunity.

To learn more about the club, contact Stewart at bgcofsw@gmail.com or 307-382-2639.

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