The Rochester Hills Government Youth Council, in partnership with Beaumont Health System and Sola Life & Fitness, hosted its annual charity 5k fun run/walk on June 15 at Bloomer Park. Through funds raised via sponsorships and registration fees, the organization collected nearly $16,000 to donate the Boys & Girls Club of Troy.
"We are so pleased and grateful that the Youth Council selected our organization for the second year in a row to benefit from this event,” said Jeff Evans, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club of Troy. "The hard work and generosity of so many citizens and businesses in the community allows us to continue to serve young people in the tri-county area of metropolitan Detroit at a high level.”
Runners and volunteers enjoyed a beautiful Saturday morning at Bloomer Park, which with its off-road course through rolling hills provided an ideal setting for the race. T-shirts and music, as well as donated coffee, bagels and other treats added to the positive experience of the over 150 participants.
"It was a great event and could not have been possible without the help of our many sponsors and the people of this great community,” said Charnele Sanders, liaison for the Youth Council. "The Boys and Girls Club of Troy not only caters to the many families in Troy but also the neighboring cities, including Rochester Hills. The Rochester Hills Youth Council and our supporters are proud to raise money for this great organization that gives so much back to the children and families of our community.”
The Rochester Hills Government Youth Council promotes youth involvement in local government through active participation and the mutual exchange of ideas and experience. Visit rochesterhills.org
for more information.
The Boys & Girls Club of Troy is a non-profit youth development organization that provides educational and recreational activities, in addition to mentoring programs, to more than 1,200 children, ages 6 to 18, in the tri-county area. For over 35 years, the Club has given youth a platform which allows them to develop into self-reliant, responsible, contributing members of the community. The Club is currently operating its 10-week summer program, and will resume its after-school programming in September.