The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte has accepted a challenge from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, and the two will square off in the Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl (#BGCBowl).
The bowl is a fundraising challenge between the Boys & Girls Clubs in the Super Bowl-bound cities: Charlotte and Denver.
“The Big Game this weekend is the perfect opportunity for us to raise awareness and support for kids in these communities,” said Marty Clary, executive director Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte. “We hope, as a result of the competition, many will step up to improve the overall health and well-being of thousands of at-risk youth. And, of course, we hope our team wins on the field and off.”
The area that raises the most money by Feb. 7 will be declared the winner of the Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl. The other has agreed that their Boys & Girls Club kids will wear the opposing team’s colors.
To support The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Charlotte in the competition, visit www.bgccharlotte.org.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs was founded locally in 1935 and today includes eight clubs that serve 1,500 school-aged children in Mecklenburg and Union counties. Programs include academics, recreation, the arts, character and leadership, and health and life skills. The clubs are located in diverse neighborhoods from Charlotte Housing Authority sites to the nation’s only club in a homeless shelter.
The Boys & Girls Clubs is a division of The Salvation Army of Greater Charlotte. www.bgccharlotte.org.