Submitted by: Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County

In late September, a longtime Blaine supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County reached out to her community to invite them to join her in helping local youth, by matching her generous pledge of $20,000. The Blaine community responded to the challenge by exceeding the goal and raising a total of $44,850 for the Club.

The funds will be used to invest in programs that lead kids to academic success, instill strong character & citizenship traits and encourage a healthy lifestyle.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County continues to be committed to leading the way in Blaine, ensuring that every young person who enters the Club has an opportunity to achieve a great future. With the community’s support, the Blaine Clubhouse can open its doors every day after school to 218 members,” said Heather Powell, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Whatcom County. “Together, we do whatever it takes to make it possible for every child in Blaine to reach their full potential.”

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