- Boys and Girls Clubs Kings County
The Boys and Girls Clubs of King County are really good sports.
They agreed to wear the Denver Broncos colors for a day after Denver earned more money in their friendly fundraising challenge. From their press release:
“Although we lost the official challenge, all King County and Denver-area Boys & Girls Clubs kids are the winners,” says Calvin Lyons, Boys & Girls Clubs of King County President & CEO. Kathy Luna, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver agrees, “What an incredible way to raise more than $53,000 for Club kids in just over a week.”
Last week Club kids at Boys & Girls Clubs of King County’s Wallingford Branch made good on the challenge. Club Director Meghan Sweet saw this as an opportunity to promote good sportsmanship. “We focus on building character in our members and that means learning that every good game is followed by a genuine handshake. Being a good sport, even in the face of defeat, is an important lesson we can teach at the Club.”
While wearing Broncos orange, the Wallingford Club kids created a congratulations banner they sent to the Denver organization. “I’m glad both of the Clubs got the funding,” says 12-year old Wallingford Club member Van Kirby. “I hope we get to do it again next year.”
Washington Club kids still raised $24,066, which is AMAZING! Congratulations to both groups.