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Gwinnett awards grant for January
'I Have a Dream' themed funding goes to Boys & Girls Clubs
02/07/2013 12:36 PM ET
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Braves announced on Feb. 7 that the club has awarded its $1,000 grant for the month of January to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County. The "I Have a Dream" themed grant, aimed at helping organizations that create opportunities for youth, will assist the Boys & Girls Clubs in serving more than 5,500 children across Hall County.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County provide programming targeted toward three areas: academic success, good character, and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. While existing programs have helped numerous children from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances, the need for more facilities and services in Hall County is critical.

The grant money awarded by the Gwinnett Braves will allow the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County to purchase basic supplies like pencils and paper, as well as more program-specific resources like art supplies, books and computer programs. Grant funds will also be used to purchase games and activities for the Boys & Girls Clubs' game rooms, the central program space where character and citizenship education are demonstrated.

"Community support is essential and helps us to keep our youth safe, enriched and on a path to success. We are proud to have the support of organizations like the Gwinnett Braves," said Greg Katulka, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County
For more than 59 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Their clubs provide young people with a safe place to spend time during nonschool hours, opportunities to succeed and receive recognition for personal accomplishments, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and more. For more information on how you can become involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County, please call 770-532-8102 or email bgchc@bellsouth.net.

For more information on the Gwinnett Braves Grant Program, including details on how your organization can apply, please call the Gwinnett Braves at 678-277-0300 or email gwinnettinfo@braves.com.

The Gwinnett Braves are the Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. The team's 2013 home opener will be Thu, April 4, at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Charlotte Knights. Season tickets are available, the Coolray Field Box Office, by calling 678-277-0340, and at gwinnettbraves.com/2013 online. Follow the G-Braves at gwinnettbraves.com, on facebook.com/GwinnettBraves1, and on twitter.com/GwinnettBraves1.

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