For the 3rd year the Wisconsin Chapter of APWA will participate in the Bike for Boys and Girls Club by fielding a team of riders to raise funds for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County on July 15, 2017. Since this is year three of our participation we are looking to double our number of riders to at least 12 and double the money raised to $3,000.
The following is a link to the team registration site:
There are 8 mile, 25 mile and 50 mile rides - you can choose based on your ability. If you are unable to ride and would like to help the team reach its goal, you can also donate to the team or a specific rider at the website in the link.
The Chapter Diversity Committee has partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to provide career guidance. The following are some the highlights of the Club’s successes in the past year:
- 98% of seniors in BGC college-prep program graduated and 94% are in college this semester
- Kids who attended BGC 2014 summer camp program rose to the challenge of defying “summer learning loss” and read over 50,000 pages and 1,000 books
- BGC was able to serve over 44,000 hot, nutritious meals to over 4,000 kids in 2014
- In 2014 BGC expanded from 2,400 members, to over 4,400 members served which is a 55% increase over the previous year. This is largely due to the expansion of services to Verona and Monona Grove High School. (Pictured are 2016 ride participants Paul Woodard, City of Janesville, WI; Bill Dunlop, JSD Professional Service; Christopher Barnes, City of Portage, MI and Preston Baker, JSD Professional Services.)
Please consider participating or contributing to this effort.
Bill Dunlop, on behalf of the APWA Wisconsin Chapter Diversity Committee