Boys & Girls Club of Rockford receives $50,000 grant

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Boys and Girls Club of Rockford received a $50,000 grant from Lowe’s.

The grant will go towards building a new entrance into the Blackhawk Club on the 300 block of 15th Avenue to provide safety and security for club members and staff.

“We are very excited to partner with the Lowe’s in our community,” said Chip Stoner, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Rockford. “We have needed to update and secure the entrance at the Blackhawk Club for years to protect members and staff but haven’t been able to financially see the plans come to fruition. However, with Lowes support and generosity, it is becoming a reality. We hope that our community will support our local Lowe’s to recognize their commitment to help our area kids that are building a great for themselves.”

The Blackhawk Boys & Girls Club was selected as the signature Club in the state of Illinois for 2018. The grant is part of Renovation Across the Nation, a program between Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Lowe’s that provides one Club in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. with a grant and volunteer support from Lowe’s to complete much-needed improvements and renovations.

The renovations began in November and are expected to be complete by December 31st.

Andrew Carrigan

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