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Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County Named Recipient of the Walmart State Giving Program

Walmart Teams up with Local Club to Promote Healthy Lifestyles

PRLog - Aug. 21, 2014 - MONTEREY, Calif. -- Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) received $25,000 from the Walmart State Giving Program in alignment with the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative. The Healthy Lifestyles Initiative promotes proper nutrition, physical activity, and general awareness of community resources for the children and families that BGCMC serves. BGCMC is proud to partner with Walmart to ensure overall wellness in Monterey County.

“The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County is the kind of organization that helps us achieve our shared goal of helping communities in our area live better,” said Samie Weaver, store manager for Walmart in Salinas. “Walmart believes in giving back locally and we’re proud to support this group as they find new ways to positively impact lives.”

For many BGCMC members, the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative is their only access to consistent daily nutrition and wellness resources. This program keeps kids active, healthy, and promotes preventative health care. BGCMC will continue, in partnership with Walmart State Giving Foundation, to provide Club members and their families with much needed support from helping to meet daily nutritional needs and engagement in daily recreational activities.

For more information about the Healthy Lifestyles Initiative or to donate, please contact Donna Ferraro at (831) 394-5171 or dferraro@bgcmc.org.

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County (BGCMC) has played an integral role in the community for over 46 years.  BGCMC provides a safe haven for over 800 children and teens a day, offering programs that focus on Academic Success, Healthy Lifestyles, Good Character & Leadership. BGCMC operates Clubhouses in Seaside and Salinas, extension sites at El Sausal and La Paz Middle Schools, and a site at the CHISPA Sea Garden Community in Castroville.  Nearly 90% of the total budget comes from generous individuals, corporations and foundations. The Clubs are open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. during summer and school breaks, and from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. when school is in session.  Additional information is available at www.bgcmc.org or via phone at 831-394-5171.

Donna Ferraro
(831) 394-5171

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