On a beautiful Thanksgiving Day morning, 1243 runners participated in the 34th Annual Boys & Girls Club Turkey Trot. Ranging in ages from 7 to 88 years, the spirit and enthusiasm of all was palpable as they made their way around the course to finish in front of our wonderful Ridgefield Boys & Girls Club. I once again felt privileged to be a part of such a fabulous organization, both as a lead sponsor of the event and as a Board Member.
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of America is a simple one: to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Boys & Girls Clubs across the country provide:
~ A safe place to learn and grow
~ Ongoing relationships with caring, adult professionals
~ Life-enhancing programs and character development experiences
~ Hope and opportunity
With multiple after school programs for children of all ages, including leadership development and vacation camps, the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield provides a much-needed service in our community. To find out more about what our award-winning Club offers, visit the website. Or make a donation to help keep the club vibrant! If you need more information, please contact executive director, Mike Flynn or myself.
Thank you to all who participated in the Turkey Trot or simply came out to cheer on their friends and loved ones.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone, and have a great Holiday Season!