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SOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
'Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl' challenges local communities to raise $48,000, inspired by Super Bowl XLVIII (48).
SEATTLE, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boys & Girls Clubs in Greater Seattle and Metro Denver will be fundraising furiously to see which city's Clubs can raise the most money to support life-changing programming for youth.
From now through February 4th at 12:00 P.M. PST, supporters, community members and football fans are encouraged to donate to their respective community's Boys & Girls Clubs, with the goal of raising at least $48,000 for each organization in honor of the 48th Super Bowl.
"Like most of us, our kids are caught up in the excitement of the Super Bowl," said Calvin Lyons, President of Boys & Girls Clubs of King County. "The Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl will let kids make their own kind of history. The funds raised will make the Clubs even stronger. We have no doubt that the King County community, especially the 12th Men and Women, will help us come out winners."
More than money is on the line in this competition. If the Denver Clubs win the 'Boys & Girls Clubs Bowl,' Seattle Club kids and staff must wear Broncos team colors for a day. And if the Greater Seattle Clubs win, Denver kids and staff must wear Seahawks colors.
The Denver Metro clubs are equally confident in their ability to raise funds. Kathy Luna, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver, shared, "We are excited to take on this challenge and raise meaningful funds for Denver youth."
The money from this fundraising challenge will help Boys & Girls Clubs of King County and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver continue providing programs that help kids live happy, positive lives.
To make a secure and tax deductible donation and track each organization's fundraising progress, visit: http://bit.ly/1eNgcvC.
Boys & Girls Clubs of King County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. With 12 Clubs, 2 Teen Centers and 26 child care and early learning sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 15,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities. For more information, visit www.positiveplace.org.
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