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12.04.2014

Deaconess Associations Foundation presents $50,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati

Tony Woods, Chairman of Deaconess Associations, Inc., presented a $50,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati in support of the Fit for Life programming. Brent Seelmeyer, President of BGCGC, accepted this grant award on behalf of the organization at the BGCGC Board of Trustees meeting on November 25. The Fit for Life programming teaches kids about the importance of active lifestyles and eating healthy.
This donation, which supplements a 2013 Deaconess contribution of $25,000, directly benefits thousands of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky children in the organization’s efforts to ensure all Club members – not just athletes – get active each day and stay fit for the future. The primary goal of the program is to tackle the nationwide epidemic of childhood obesity through daily physical activity, healthy meals and snacks and nutrition education.
In addition to the $50,000 donation, Deaconess Associations Foundation is partnering with BGCGC to expand the Heimlich Heroes program within the local Clubs. The program teaches kids how to safely and effectively perform the Heimlich Maneuver in case of emergency. 
“Deaconess is pleased to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs on the Fit for Life and Heimlich Heroes programs, and most importantly, on our shared vision for saving lives and enhancing life,” says Woods.