BGCT Awarded Rite Aid Foundation Grant

BGCT Awarded Rite Aid Foundation Grant

January 10, 2014

The Boys & Girls Club of Troy was recently awarded a $1,500 grant from the Rite Aid Foundation to provide support for the Triple Play program.
  
A health and wellness program developed by Boys & Girls Clubs of America in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Triple Play strives to improve the overall health of Club members by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them proper nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.
  
The program's name is derived from its three critical components - Mind, Body and Soul. The Mind component encourages young people to eat smart through the Healthy Habits program, while the Body component boosts Clubs' traditional physical activities to a higher level by providing sports and fitness activities for all youth. The Soul component helps build positive relationships and cooperation among young people.
  
"We are grateful to have the support of Rite Aid to reinvigorate our Triple Play program," said Tom Gorman, Club Director for the Boys & Girls Club of Troy. "This is a wonderful opportunity to develop a partnership between our Club and a company committed not only to impacting the health and well-being of children, but also to providing outstanding products and services for our community through its stores."
  
Since 2001, the Rite Aid Foundation has allocated over $16 million to nonprofit organizations who share Rite Aid's mission to improve health and wellness in local communities, particularly as it relates to children. For more information, visit www.riteaid.com.
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