Boys & Girls Club members recently made a visit to Cargill Animal Nutrition, in Burlington, to thank the staff team there for the renewed $3,500 investment on behalf of the 1,600+ youth members who attend the after-school & summer programs at the Clubs. Meeting with the manager, Andrew St. Lawrence, and many others from the mill team, Club members were able to talk about their favorite programs, what brought them to the Clubs, and the impact that they saw through the Club opportunities. “We share a common, and central passion—healthy lifestyles, and a grounded understanding of nutrition, and its effect on our wellbeing. Cargill has been a great partner,” John Garman, the Clubs’ Director of STEM Initiatives, remarked. “It’s great to work with companies who share our passion for youth, who focus on the healthy lifestyles of our communities, and who focus on nutritional science—from animals to people.”
Cargill Animal Nutrition, as an international leader in agriculture, nutrition, and feed products has been operating for more than 150 years. With a local mill operating in Burlington, and providing innovative animal nutrition solutions for most of the region, Cargill is one of the lead feed producers in Skagit County. The Boys & Girls Clubs’ partnership with Cargill is focused on Healthy Lifestyles programs, and reinforcing the habits & discussion of what leads to healthy lives, and healthy communities.”
Tom Lane of North Cascade Ford stopped recently stopped by the Sedro-Woolley Club with a check for $1000 as part of the Ford Focus on Child Hunger campaign. Ford Motor Company Fund is donating $72,600 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Washington, Oregon, northern Idaho, Montana and Alaska, in keeping with its commitment that no child should go hungry—especially as the holidays approach. Each of the Clubs in Skagit County will receive $1000 each from the Ford Fund.
Rick the Peanutman Foundation Golf Classic June 22, 2014 Nile Golf Club, Mountlake Terrace WA
Throughout his career as a Seattle Sports Icon, Rick “The Peanutman” Kaminski lent his notoriety to advance many charitable causes, the most notable being his affinity for the Skagit Valley Boys and Girls Clubs. Now that Rick is flinging peanuts for the Angels, the vendors at Safeco Field have established the Rick the Peanutman Foundation to see to it that this work continues.
The Skagit Valley Boys and Girls Club. empower youth through mentoring, sports, and after school programs. This inaugural event will be funding our Skagit Valley “Youth Of The Year” Program.
Please help us keep Rick’s dream alive by partnering with us in our event fundraising. Sponsorship packages and individual groups can be purchased directly by going to http://rickgolf.com
This event has been set up to become one of the premier fundraising events in the Puget Sound Sports Community…reserve your spot today!
Thank you to the following individuals, businesses, and foundations for Investing in Our Kids:
Allen & Holly Grenz, Allen & Rose Garden, Ann Thompson, Annette Booth, Anonymous, Apryl Anderson, Barbara Kehoe, Barrett Financial, Ltd., Bart & Patty Smith, Bayside Specialties, Inc., Becky & John Taft, Bill Cassels, Bill Nutting & Jessie Tapp-Nutting, Bill Ronhaar, Bob & Marian Sadler, Brad & Kristen Tully, Brett Fontes, Brian & Kristia Poppe, Brian Jackson Insurance Agency, Inc., Bruce & Margaret Evertz, Bryan McDonald, Carl & Carmen Bruner, Carolyn Howe, Carrie Balser, Carrie Wallace, Cheryl Bishop, Christopher and Jennifer Cram, Chuck & Toni Ruhl, City of Anacortes, Colleen Craig, Cory Ertel, Cory Hutchings, Country Meadow Village, Cynthia First, Dale & Monica Summers, Dale & Susan Ragan, Dan & Cori Hyatt, Dan & Debbie Boffey, Dan & Sandi Sims, Dan Fisher, Danielle & Michael Russell, Darrell & Elizabeth Heisler, Darrell & Stephanie Hooper, David Ryberg, Deanna J. Nickerson, Deanna Johnson, Debbie Fernie, Dennis & Melissa Boe, Dianna Whitney, Dick & Susan Straathof, Diem Ly, Donald & Colleen Slack, Donnie & Kristen Keltz, Doug & Cynthia Eichner, Doug & Debra Lancaster, Doug & Laurie Lundgren, Doug & Stephanie Wood, Doug Faber, Dwayne Resnik, Eagles – FOE #2069, Edward Perry, Eldon Brown, Elizabeth & David Bishop, Eric & Emily Schuh, Erwin Stroosma & Kathy O’Connell-Stoosma, Fred & Marilyn Buckenmeyer, Fred Meyer, Frederick & Elaine Morton, Gary & Colleen Thramer, Gary & Judith Shand, Gary Robinson, Gerald & Bonnie Bowers, Gordon Gasho, Greg & Lou Ann Reed, Holley Weyrich, Hope Noyes, Ian & Whitney Crawford, Isis & Ieyelin McGhee, Jack & Claudette Gubrud, James & Janet Ebersole, James & Joyce Anderson, James & Pat Grenfell, Janie & Troy Beasley, Jason Easton, Jean Champagne, Jeff Gabert, Jerome & Karen Fisher, Jill & Daniel Boudreau, Jim & Balisa Koetje, Jim & Debra Allen, Jim & Mary Scott, Jim & Sharon Dillon, Jim Eberhardt & Kaylene Farley, Jody Ayon, Joe Jones, Johanna Stearns, John & Kristen Boyes, John & Trish Archibald, John Garman, John Janicki, John L. Scott, Josh & Sarah Arquitt, Joyce Nagel, Julie & Jeff Buchanan, K.C. & Lori Knudson, Karen Mills, Karen Zuidema, Karl’s Paints & Art Supplies, Katie Bernhardt, Kellie & Steve Cargile, Kelly Bauer, Kelly M. Kutchick, Kelly Tuohig, Ken & Laure Bergsma, Kimberlee M Ray, Krista Paulson, La Conner Senior Center, Laurie Gere, Leanne & Peter Plumly, Leslie O’Laughlin, Linda Fergusson, Linda R Dubinski, Lisa Eckerson, Lisa Keenan, Lisa Krause, Lisa McConnell, Louis DeRosa, Lyle & Verna McClure, M.J. & Shirley McIntyre Family Foundation, Madeleine Roozen-Cook, Maggie Potter, Maia Halvorsen, Marie Anthony, Mark & Nancy Crawford, Mark & Sandy Hagen, Materials Testing & Consulting, Inc., Melissa Pearson, Michael & Lisa Janicki, Mike & Dianne Crawford, Mike & Victorian Gubrud, Mount Vernon Red Apple, Nancy Rytand, Nicholas & Kristen Van Jaarsveld, Nick & Nikki Petosa, North Cascades Health Council, Pacific WoodTech Corperation, Pat Rimmer’s Les Schwab Tire Centers, Patricia Dunn, Paul Woodmansee, Paula Brownrigg, Phil & Tamera Brockman, Pioneer Market, Rachida Gaethle, Rallye Auto Sales, Inc., Randy Welch, Reeve Geary, Reisner Distributor, Inc., Richard & Terry White, Rick & Angela Davidson, Rick & Karen Pitt, Robert & Erica Pickett, Robert & Rebecca Gates, Robert Hall, Rod & Karen Carter, Ron & Jan Wesen, Ronald & Jamie Mitchell, Rouw Insurance Agency, Russ Lee, Sandi Andersen, Sarah Lorusso, ServiceMaster Clean by Roth, Inc., Sharon Wright, Shell Puget Sound Refining Company, Sheri Miklaski, Sherri Stites, Simply Yards Landscape and Design, Skagit Ready Mix/Smokey Point Concrete, Skagit River Steel & Recycling, State of Washington, Stephen & Jean Oakley, Stephen Brown, Steve & Darcy Wells, Steve & Felisa Hoglund, Steve & Julie Lidgard, Steve Glover, Steven & Sarah Dahl, Tahlia Honea, Terri Hackett, Terry Belcoe, Terry Finn, Terry Freeman, Thomas Rizzo, Tiffani Willoughby, Tiffany Urland, United Way of Skagit County, Verna Berentson, Violet Martinson, Von & Elizabeth Kuehn, Warren & Linda Walz, Wendie Granbeg, Wendy Rohrbacher, & William & Patti Vanwieringen.
Register your team for Skagit’s AMAZING RACE to Raise Great Kids!
It’s not every day you get to experience a unique fundraising event that is slammed packed with mind-boggling, heart-racing and exciting challenges. Skagit’s AMAZING RACE to Raise Great Kids will be from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., June 28. The Awards Party is scheduled directly after the race at 2-3 p.m. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Mount Vernon Boys & Girls Club.
- 1st Place Prize: $500 Cash
- 2nd Place Prize: 2 Kindle Fires
- 3rd Place Prize: UW Husky Game Basket
The La Conner Club has been awarded a grant from Art 4 Moore in the amount of $1,500 to expand its Fine Arts Exhibit program.
Art 4 Moore was founded in 2006 by Stephanie Dains, a former elementary school teacher and registered Art Therapist. Art 4 Moore was a way to honor her late mother, Marjory Moore Brooks. Based out of the San Francisco –Bay Area, their mission is to provide art supplies, support and resources for students, children, youth and others who need it the most.
The Fine Arts Exhibit program in La Conner is now a year-round program that encourages artistic expression among Club members ages 6-18 through drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, mixed media and sculpture while providing opportunities for members to create artwork for display in a local exhibit. Led by Arts Coordinator Jeff Mariott, the kids have already begun creating some amazing pieces at the Club.
La Conner Club Director Kendrick Davis-Pittmon said, “We are extremely grateful to everyone from the Art 4 Moore Foundation. With their generous grant, we are able to take our fine arts programming to a whole new level. La Conner is rich in art history, and we look forward to being able to foster and develop the next generation of great local artists”
The Fine Arts Exhibit program runs every day from 2:30-5:00 p.m. For more information on upcoming art projects or any other Targeted Programs at the La Conner Club, please contact Program Director, Leah Vazquez at (360) 466-3672.
Thanks to the following individuals, businesses, and foundations for Investing in Our Kids:
Alberto Felix, Amanda Baker, Ann Thompson, Anonymous, Barbara Kehoe, Barrett Financial, Ltd., Bart & Patty Smith, Bill & Susan Henry, BNSF Railway, Brian & Christine Youngquist, Carolyn Howe, Carrie Balser, Christopher and Jennifer Cram, Chuck & Toni Ruhl, Columbia Bank, Conway Volunteer Firefighters Association, Cynthia First, Deanna J. Nickerson, Dianna Whitney, Doug & Cynthia Eichner, Doug & Laurie Lundgren, Dwayne Lane’s North Cascade Ford, Dwayne Resnik, Elizabeth & David Bishop, Elliot Johnson, Esther Partida, Eva Perry, Frederick & Elaine Morton, Gary & Claudean Talbert, Gary & Pam Miller, George Reeves & Rosann Wuebbels, Highwaters Media, Hope Noyes, Ian & Whitney Crawford, Jack & Claudette Gubrud, James & Janet Ebersole, Jennifer Bullock, Jim Eberhardt & Kaylene Farley, John & Mary Ferlin, Josh & Sarah Arquitt, Joshua Anderson Insurance, Inc., Joyce Nagel, Julie & Jeff Buchanan, Julie & Robert Stuart, Karl & Barbara Hammer, Kendall & Nancy Gentry, La Conner Senior Center, Linda R Dubinski, Linda Sue McCracken, Lynn Oliver, Maggie Potter, Marc & Pam Estvold, Marie Anthony, Mark & Sandy Hagen, Matthew Guest, Melissa Pearson, Michael & Lisa Janicki, Michelle Eaton, Mike & Dianne Crawford, Mike & Victorian Gubrud, Nancy Rytand, Nick & Nikki Petosa, Pat Rimmer’s Les Schwab Tire Centers, Phoenix & Jeffrey Brooks, Richard M. Simcock, DDS, PS, Richard Olds, Rick & Angela Davidson, Robert & Ann Dursch, Ronald & Jamie Mitchell, Sandi Andersen, Seven Sisters, Inc., Sharon Wright, Sherry J Hill, Skagit State Bank, Skagit Transportation, Soroptimist International of Sedro-Woolley, Stefanie Brown, Stiles & Stiles, Inc., P.S., Temcov Foundation, Tides Foundation, Tiffani Willoughby, TJ & Karen Larrick, Tom & Pam Allen, Wendie Granbeg, William DeJong, and Williams & Nulle, PLLC, CPAs.
Thanks to the following individuals, businesses, and foundations for Investing in Our Kids:
Alyeska Design, LLC, Amanda Baker, Ann Thompson, Annette Booth, Barbara Kehoe, Bart & Patty Smith, Ben & Deniece Ballenger, Beth & Kevin Meenaghan, Betty & Elwin Adams, Beverly Bowen, Bob & Maureen Lama, Bonnie Yeager, Brayer Insurance, Brian & Kathy Wolfe, Brian Thomson, Carl & Monica Franssen, Carletti Architects, P.S., Caroline Edson, Carolyn Howe, Carrie & Darrell Brayer, Carrie Balser, Cecil & Elizabeth Ely, Christopher and Jennifer Cram, Chuck & Toni Ruhl, Clifford & Kay Adams, Columbia Distributing, Cortlandt Liddell & Carolyn Sutton, Dale & Randi Rreidig,Dan & Mary Kaullen, Darrell & Stephanie Hooper, David Eller, David Ryberg, Deanna J. Nickerson, Deanna Johnson, Dianna Whitney, Don & Kelsey Koenig, Don & Linda Zimmer, Donald & Colleen Slack, Doreen Booth, Dorothy Ann Downs & Robert Raymon, Dorothy McCartney, Earl & Floy Ann Montee, EGC Management Consultants, Elizabeth & David Bishop, Elliot Johnson, Emmett & Mary Richards, Fidalgo Island Rotary Foundation, Frederick & Elaine Morton, Gary & Cheryl Ross, Gracie Hatten, H. Coleman McGinnis, Hope Noyes, Hughes Law Group PLLC, Ian & Whitney Crawford, Island Family Physicians, PLLC, Island Hospital, Island Hospital Food & Nutrition Services, James & Janet Ebersole, James & Margaret Hanson, James Brown, James Shepherd, Janna Gage, Jason and Stephanie Johnson, Jeanne Wright, Jeff & Erin Burkholder, Jerald & Carol Zavalney, Jessica Wilson, Jill Rohrs, Jim & Mary Jermyn, Jim Eberhardt & Kaylene Farley, Jody Barnett, Joe & Lisa McFadden, John & Diane Guinn, John & Mary Ferlin, John and Judy Carr, John Garman, John Probstfield, Joseph Admendt, Joseph R Bee, Josh & Sarah Arquitt, Joyce Nagel, Julie Buchanan, Karen Mills, Kathy Larson, Kendall & Nancy Gentry, Kent & Monaca Nelson, Kibble & Prentice, Kyle Doran, La Conner Senior Center, Larry & Samara Thomas, Levison Search Associates, Linda R Dubinski, Linda Sue McCracken, Lowe’s Educational Foundation, LPL Financial, Maggie Potter, Marc & Pam Estvold, Marine Liquidators, LLC, Mark Miller, Marna McLatchy,Mary Perry, Matthew Guest, Melissa Pearson, Merle Cancer Care Center, Michael & Denise Jones, Michael & Elizabeth Jackets, Michael & Lisa Janicki, Michael Staum, Mike & Ann Weynands, Mike & Barb Matheson, Mike & Victorian Gubrud, NBBJ LP, Nick & Nikki Petosa, North Cascade Seventh Day Adventist Church, Ogden Murphy Wallace, PLLC, Orcas Medical Center, PACCAR Technical Center, Parker Smith Feek, Patrick & Lynne Lang, Paul & Karen Maughan, Regina & Michael Levison, Renee Majumdar, Richard & Elizabeth Williamson, Rick & Angela Davidson, Rick & Karen Pitt, Rick & Meredith Machin, Ronald & Aldi Kllogjeri, Ronald & Jamie Mitchell, Russell & Kathryn Leach, Sally Kilpatrick & Erin Knox, Samuel’s Furniture, Sandi Andersen, Sharon Wright, Shell Puget Sound Refining Company, Sheryl Robinson, Simply Yards Landscape and Design, Skagit Island Human Resource Management Association, Skagit Radiology, Sky & Brad Hamilton, Sound Development Group, LLC, Stacey Salyer, Susan & Michael Goad, T. Jay Thompson, Take2seconds, Team Health,The Friday Boys, Tiffani Willoughby, TJ & Karen Larrick, Todd & Debbie Thompson, Todd & Debbie Thompson, Tom & Jane Lebovsky/Billinghurst, United Way of Skagit County, WA State Boys & Girls Clubs Assoc., Washington Federal, Wayne & Charlene Stoner, Wendie Granbeg, Westminster Presbyterian Church, and Whatcom Community Foundation.
Thanks to the following individuals, businesses, and foundations for Investing in Our Kids:
Anacortes Lodge #1204 B.P.O.E, Anacortes Rotary Club, Josh & Sarah Arquitt, Carrie Balser, Boggs Plumbing, Julie Buchanan, Christopher & Jennifer Cram, Rick & Angela Davidson, Rachel Eastburn, Bruce & Margaret Evertz, John & Mary Ferlin, Jeanne Frank, Jack & Claudette Gubrud, Law Office of Tyler J. Claus, PLLC, Macy’s Corporate, Linda Sue McCracken,Dan Mitzel, Mount Vernon Rotary Club, Deanna J. Nickerson, North Cascades Health Council, Melissa Pearson, Nick & Nikki Petosa, James Pierson, Reisner Distributor, Inc., Madeleine Roozen-Cook, Terrance & Julie Rousseau, Gandace Schecter & Trever McGhee, ServiceMaster Cleaning by Roth, Skagit County Child and Family Consortium, Skagit State Bank, Christine & David Stafford, Kim & Steven Stafford, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community, Becky & John Taft, The Markets, LLC, United Way of Skagit County, Vanguard Charitable Endowment Program, Dianna Whitney, William Whittemore, TRICO Companies, LLC, Worthington Foundation, Sharon Wright, Charles Yousling, and Robert & Valeri Zwick.
Thanks for the following individuals, businesses, and foundations for Investing in Our Kids:
Adrienne Rodriguez, Aleli Howell, Alice Bohnker Insurance, Anacortes Sunrisers Kiwanis, Ann Thompson, Annabelle Fox, Anne Basye, Annette Booth, Anthony &, Amelia Cook, B.J. Larson, Barbara Kehoe, Bart & Patty Smith, Bayside Specialties, Inc., Becky & John Taft, Bev & Fred Rudd, Bill & Nora Shuler, Bill Gillespie, Bill Turner, Brad Methner, Brandon & Crissy Dills, Brian &, Christine Youngquist, Brian & Mary Clark, Brian Geer, Brian Hanrahan, Bruce Rindy-Cox, Cap Sante Inn LLC, Carl`s Towing, Carol Isakson, Carrie Balser, Cascade Natural Gas, Catherine Shalamunec, Cathy Roppo, Cecilia Weldon, Charles & Talbot Thompson, Charles Willis, Christopher & Jennifer Cram, Christopher Tobey, PHD, Chuck & Toni Ruhl, Cindy & Michael Perry, Cindy Anderson, Colette Weeks, Colleen Craig, Comcast, Cory Ertel, Curt & Monica Oppel, Daniele Malone, Danielle & Michael Russell, Dave & Diane Groves, David & Kathy MacNeill, David & Nora McMillan, David Bricka, David & Jennifer Conover, David Ryberg, David Svaren, Deacon Charitable Foundation, Dean & Lisa Maxwell, Deanna J. Nickerson, Deb Bundy, Diane Eiesland, Dianna Whitney, Don & Marie, Donald & Colleen Slack, Dorothy Ives, Doug & Laurie Lundgren, Douglas & Gay Woods, Eagles – Skagit Valley Auxiliary #3242, Emerson Nordmark & Kim Liebscher, Eric Johnson, Erik & Jennifer Crawford, Erin Baker’s Wholesome Baked Goods, Fidalgo Island Quilters, Forrest & Molly McIntosh, Frank Higgins, Fred & Eva Beeks, Fred & Marilyn Buckenmeyer, Frederick & Elaine, Morton, Gary & Colleen Thramer, George & Ruth Ferguson Foundation, Gerald & Bonnie Bowers, Gerri Gunn, Gerry & Susan Christensen, Glen & Susan McInelly, Gordon & Margaret Burton, Guy & Sandra Davidson, H.D. & Dona Cowan, Heather & Peter Hernendez, Hope Noyes, Howard & Elaine Huffstodt, Ian & Whitney Crawford, Island Hospital, Jack & Claudette Gubrud, Jack & Sharon Whiting, Jack & Stephanie Hamilton, Jack Kennedy, Jacob Theisen, James & Barbara Klicpera, James & Janet Ebersole, James & Marcia Fourness, James & Molly Baker, James & Pat Grenfell, James Perkins, Janet Stein, Jason & Sara Welty, Jason & Shelly Gwin, Jason and Bobbilyn Hogge, Jayne A. Branch, Jean Lungren, Jeffrey & Deborah Scott, Jennifer Angelis, Jennifer Aylor, Jerald & Pamela Munson, Jessica Reik, Jim & Debra Allen, Jim & Frances Ford, Jim & Janie Monroe, Jim & Joyce Anderson, Jim Eberhardt & Kaylene Farley, Jim V. & Judy Smith, John & Marie Erbstoeszer, John & Mary Ferlin, John & Nancy Darnton, John King, John T. Giboney, John Walgamott, Johnny Picasso`s, Jon D. a& Teresa J. Ronngren, Joseph Mulcahy, Josett Comstock, Josh & Sarah Arquitt, Joyce Nagel, Judd & Black, Judy Farrar, Julie Buchanan, Julie Strain, K.C. & Angela Freeberg, Karen Mills, Karl Yost, Kate Szurek, Kathryn Longfellow, Kelly M. Kutchick, Ken & Jenni Morrison, Kendall & Nancy Gentry, Kim Metcalf, Kristi & John Chambers, La Conner Senior Center, Lakeside Industries, Land Title & Escrow Company, Larry & Susan Forsythe, Le Crema Cakes, Len Dawson, Leslie Dorn, Lewis & Carol Brown, Linda Larson, Linda McAdams, Linda Sue McCracken, Lynne Jordan, M.J. & Shirley McIntyre Family Foundation, Maggie Potter, Marc & Pam Estvold, Marci J. Fankhauser, Margaret Richards & Ed Griffin, Marie Anthony, Mark & Joanne Hansen, Mark & Julie Wenzel, Mark Bunzel, Mary Anderson, Mary Corella, Mary J. Poppe, MaryAnn Hatfield, Matthew C. Miller, Melissa Pearson, Michael & Carol Herbert, Michael & Lisa Janicki, Michael & Dana Webb, Michael Fohn, Michael L. & Sandra Youngren, Mike & Barb Matheson, Mike & Dianne Crawford, Mitch Everton, Nancy Hadington, Nancy Halton, Navsukh Enterprises, Inc., Nick & Nikki Petosa, North Cascade Seventh Day Adventist Church, Olof & Erin Anderson, Pat Rimmer’s Les Schwab Tire Centers, Paul Benz, Paul Godfrey, Peter Goldfarb, Pola Kelley, Puget Sound Engery, Rae Kozloff, Ralph Pearson, Raushel Shepherd, Ray & Carolyn Bloom, Renee Majumdar, Richard & Carol Tinney, Richard Curtis, Rick & Angela Davidson, Rick & Char Johnson, Rick & Karen Pitt, Robert & Dona Thirsk, Robert & Erica Pickett, Robert & Jeannette Papadakis, Robert & Stephanie Harper, Robert & Valeri Zwick, Rod & Karen Carter, Roger Ridgway & Mary Jon Vance, Ron & Jan Wesen, Ronald & Jamie Mitchell, Ronald & Sherry D. Oberst, Sandi Andersen, Scott & Ann Marie Berg, Shahnaz Ally-Gard, Shane & Susan Sanderson, Sharon Wright, Simply Yards Landscape and Design, Skagit Community Foundation, Sonja & Roy Maricich, Soroptimist International of Anacortes, Sosa Ised, State of Washington, Stephanie Grey, Stephen & Jean Oakley, Steve & Dian Jahn, Steve & Felisa Hoglund, Steve & Gail Hopley, Steve & Roxy Forbes, Steven Daly, Sudan Messick, Sue Farnsworth, Susan Casey, Susan Cooper, Susan Hibma, Susan Krienen, Thomas Harker, TJ & Karen Larrick, Tom Griffin, Toni Taft, Troy Kunz, Truist, Wayne & Virginia Kluth, Wendelin Sanderson, Wendy Eickmeyer, William & Ann Tanner, and William & Dolores Thomson.