Atlanta, GA – Comcast was honored recently as the Corporate Partner of the Year at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s annual “Be a Kid for a Night” event. Comcast executives accepted the award for the company’s continued commitment to shaping the lives of kids and teens in and around Atlanta. Comcast has been a longtime supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta’s 28 locations, providing significant investments in Club programs that serve more than 12,000 kids and teens each year.
“Our partners amaze us with how much of themselves they invest in our organization,” said Missy Dugan, president & CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta. “It’s all about helping kids reach their full potential, and without this support we could not open our Club doors. We are continually thankful for their commitment to and trust in our mission.”
During the event, partners were encouraged to put on their party hats and be a kid for the night. The evening gave them a closer look at what happens in a Boys & Girls Club and how programs are helping kids succeed in school, live healthy, and become leaders. Attendees competed in trivia games, participated in an improvisation workshop, and were entertained by youth performances from local Boys & Girls Club kids including the drumline from W. W. Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club and cheerleading team from Warren Boys & Girls Club.
“It is an honor to be recognized by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta,” said Andy Macke, Comcast VP of External Affairs. “We have a long tradition of investing in the communities in which we live and work, and our partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta is a great example of what can be achieved through collaboration and hard work.”
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta serves more than 3,500 children and teens each day and more than 12,000 youth each year. By 2020, the organization is working to ensure that 90 percent of the youth it serves are graduating on time, living healthy lifestyles, and giving back to their communities. To learn how you can give or get involved, visit www.bgcma.org/get_involved.