Duck Race sponsorships available through 7/20!

Our annual Duck Race and Day for Kids is coming up on Saturday, September 15th at Bicentennial Park. We have several sponsorship opportunities available to support this great family-friendly event. All proceeds from this event will support our local after school programs.

Sponsorship agreements should be returned to Alicia Norris by Friday, July 20th.Pause
 

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Red Nose Day 5/24

ROCK RIVER DENTAL RAISING MONEY FOR BOYS & GIRLS CLUB “ONE NOSE AT A TIME”

From now until June 2nd, patients and community members can participate and show their support by donating funds towards the Red Nose Campaign. All donations will be benefiting Fort Atkinson’s Boys & Girls Club. Dr. Leslie Showalter will be matching all donations collected at the Rock River Dental Clinic up to $150.00. Donations can be made in person at Rock River Dental or by mail at 1951 Commerce Pkwy., Fort Atkinson  

Rock River Dental Staff and Boys & Girls Club board members gathered together to kick off the fundraising campaign. “We are always happy to support our local community.  We love the concept of the Red Nose Campaign and found it to be a great opportunity to support our local Boys and Girls Club!” said Dr. Leslie Showalter, owner of Rock River Dental. “The Boys & Girls Club appreciates the support of our community and local businesses like Rock River Dental. Fundraising projects like this bring awareness to the needs of the youth in our community and the Club is proud to support kids during crucial out of school times in a fun, safe, and positive environment," said Alicia Norris, BGC Director.

Participants are encouraged to purchase their own Red Nose at Walgreens and have their photo taken at Rock River Dental while making their donation.  They are also encouraged to tag Rock River Dental on their Facebook and Instagram pages with #Rock River Dental #Rednoseday #NosesOn

“Red Nose Day is Run by Comic Relief Inc. The mission is to end child poverty -One Nose At A Time. Money raised supports programs that ensure children in need are safe, healthy, and educated.

Red Nose Day has raised more than $100 million in the U.S. in three years to help end child poverty. Walgreens customers have helped to support the program through purchases of Red Noses, other Red Nose Day merchandise and cash donations, which provide funds for nutritious meals, essential medicine, clean water and other vital aid and education-based services to children in America and around the world.

Beneficiaries of the Red Nose Day Fund include the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which provides safe places for children to learn and play after school; Children’s Health Fund, which brings essential medical services to underserved children; hunger relief organization Feeding America; Save the Children, which provides critical early childhood programs, as well as charity: water; City Year; Covenant House; Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance; International Rescue Committee; Laureus Sport for Good; Oxfam America; Rotary/End Polio Now; UnidosUS; and The Global Fund.”

This year, the Red Nose Day campaign will culminate in a night of special television programming celebrating Red Nose Day on May 24, starting at 7 p.m. Central time/ 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

(https://news.walgreens.com/press-releases/general-news/noses-on-walgreens-welcomes-red-nose-day-back-to-america-as-the-exclusive-retailer-of-the-new-sparkle-red-nose.htm  https://rednoseday.org/faq)

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(Pictured (left to right front row first):  Dave Geiger, BGC Board; Dr. Leslie Showalter; Rock River Dental; Kali Write, Rock River Dental; Maritza Xochipa, Rock River Dental, Melissa Napiorkowski, Director of Operations, BGC; LeighAnn Scheuerell, BGC Board, Alicia Aguilera,BGC Board; Kathy Dorn, Rock River Dental; Amy Larson, Rock River Dental; Lu Stricker., Rock River Dental; Courtney Crandall Rock River Dental; Katie Goodman, Rock River Dental; Dr. Kelly Groskopf, Rock River Dental; Natalie Kraus, Rock River Dental; Jenna Allard, Rock River Dental Connie Flood, Rock River Dental.

 

Spreading Kindness with BGC!

Fort Atkinson Boys & Girls club members recently participated in their annual Penny Drive. Club members collected money towards this year’s goal of spreading kindness in our local community. Pennies for Kindness is one of many Torch Club Projects for the organization. Torch Club is a service-learning program designed to broaden our members’ cultural horizons while teaching them about their capacities as philanthropists.

This is the sixth annual Penny Drive at the Boys & Girls Club. Each year, the Club selects a new recipient of the donated money. Past recipients include the Central Asia Institute, Jefferson County Literacy Council, Jefferson County Humane Society, Tomorrow’s Hope, Dino the K9 dog and planting trees affected by Emerald Ash Borer. Over the years, Club members have collected nearly $4,000 to donate to these causes.

This year, member’s at all four sites were able to raise $652.92 for the project. The Purdy Club raised $292.90, Barrie $127.78, Rockwell $119.22 and Luther $116.50. The money raised was used for a variety of projects that included having Club members create inspiration rocks to hand out and place around town, kindness cards and cookies for the elementary school staff. The Club also bought ice cream at Frostie Freeze for patrons on Wednesday, April 11th in an effort to encourage kindness and paying it forward.

These projects were also a part of National Boys & Girls Club of America week, which is a week to celebrate and highlight the important work of Clubs across the country. Locally the Club hosted several programs that focused on the future of our members, our youth development program coordinators and giving back in our community. “ We are very proud of our Club and the work we do for our members. National BGCA Week is a great reminder of how important it is to invest in our youth and all the great things happening at our Club like Pennies for Kindness.” Said Melissa Napiorkowski, the Director of Operations.

Thank you to all those who donated and participated in this project. We hope you are inspired to pay it forward and be kind!