By Morgan Bryce
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Lee County will join along with the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in hosting a “Day for Kids” Sept. 21 in the parking lot of the Old Navy store in Tiger Town.
According to the club’s Resource Development Director Betty Burns Ryberg, this event is designed to serve as a showcase of the club’s efforts to equip children for better, brighter futures.
“The message or purpose of this event is to show people that one day can change a child’s life. The state of Alabama has an 87% graduation rate and our Boys and Girls Clubs ‘Teen Program’ has a 100% graduation rate,” Ryberg said. “We want all of our club youth to graduate high school and have plans, whether that is to attend a four-year college or school, tech school or have a job in place and become productive, caring members of society.”
Club representatives and youth will be in attendance at the event, along with members of the Opelika Fire and Police departments and Lee County Sheriff’s Office. There will be activities and games for children, including a fashion show with clothes provided by GaGa’s Boutique. Ryberg added that several of their local corporate sponsors will be involved in the event.
“We encourage the community to come out and have a fun day and learn a little more about what we do, as well as support our corporate sponsors,” Ryberg said.
For more information or updates, call 334-502-1311 , follow the club’s social media pages or visit www.bgleeco.org. Old Navy is located at 2263 Tiger Town Parkway.