ALTON — The Boys and Girls Club of Alton will receive a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country minivan from Argosy Casino to transport youths to field trips, community service projects, summer camps and other events.
In the last five years, the casino has contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to local organizations, and its employees have donated many hours of volunteer service.
“The Boys and Girls Club of Alton has been an important part of the Alton-Godfrey area for many years supporting our children and young adults,” said Phillipe Khouri, Argosy’s vice president and general manager. “We feel the donation of this vehicle will enhance access for our children to and from the facility. As neighbors, Argosy Casino and the Boys and Girls Club share a common goal of ensuring a bright future for our children and young adults in the Alton-Godfrey area.”
“Over the past 17 years, we’ve seen the positive impact that occurs when young people have access to a safe place with caring adult mentors and enriching programs during out-of-school time,” Boys and Girls Club of Alton Executive Director Al Womack Jr. said. “We want today’s generation to be successful in school and in adulthood, to be healthy and active, and to develop strong character skills they need to become future leaders for our community.”
The club provides quality after-school programs such as the Power Hour homework help program, performing arts, fitness and sports, and character and leadership programs
Boys and Girls Club of Alton Inc., founded in 1997, is a nonprofit, privately-funded 501(c)3 organization and depends on private donations and volunteers to accomplish its mission. The club annually serve some 1,356 youths. To make a donation or to volunteer, contact the club office at (618) 462-6249 or visit the website at www.bgcalton.org.