U.S. Rep. John Shimkus, left, meets with Boys and Girls Club Board Member John McGovern in Washington.
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R-Illinois) registered his support this week for the critical impact Boys and Girls Clubs have on their community and nation.
“As a parent and former high school teacher, I’ve seen first-hand how important a structured, supportive environment is to a child’s development and future success,” Shimkus said. “That’s why I’m proud to support the work of Boys and Girls Clubs in Danville, Bethalto and Champaign.”
Shimkus also helps raise money for the Boys and Girls Club of Washington, D.C., through his participation in the annual Congressional Baseball Game. Last year, the game raised more than $300,000 for charity.
According to the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, each year, more than 4,000 clubs across the country and on U.S. military bases overseas open their doors to nearly 4 million youth in need of guidance, offering a safe place to grow and build a future.