Boys & Girls Clubs receives $100,000 grant
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County recently received $100,000 from Bank of America to support the organization’s sites in south Oklahoma City, which opened to ensure Hispanic students can participate in school online.
Since school districts began online-learning, the Boys & Girls Clubs set up all-day locations across the city, each open five days a week from 7:30 am to 6 pm, serving breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks to children in the community, and other services including offering students internet connectivity, homework help, online learning support and enrichment activities.
The grant is part of Bank of America’s commitment to advancing economic mobility by supporting nonprofits serving education and the workforce, community development and basic needs.
“By supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County, Bank of America hopes to sustain these necessary services and show our appreciation for the important roles that our nonprofit partners, like the Boys & Girls Club, play in providing critical services,” said Tony Shinn, Bank of America Oklahoma City market president.
Annual Ale Trail offers beer, food, fun
EDMOND — Registration is under way for the fifth annual OK Ale Trail. The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. Nov. 7, will be a 3-mile fun run/walk through downtown Edmond, beginning at The Railyard, 23 W First St.
Registration includes three craft beers from local breweries, live music, food and a souvenir beer glass. Prizes and awards will be presented to the top three male and female finishers. There will also be optional beer yoga at 10 a.m. and an after party with live music.