Pictured: Nancy Anthony, executive director of Oklahoma City Community Foundation, presents Louis Ross, Assistant Unit Director/Sports Coordinator of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City with award check.

The Salvation Army is pleased to announce it has received a $3,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Wellness Initiative grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding the Triple Play: Healthy Habits program which will allow The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City to increase its level of service to its members.

“We are so pleased to have received this grant,” said Melissa Brown, executive director. “Our Triple Play: Healthy Habits program will focus on helping our youth make choices that support healthy eating patterns and physical wellness. We appreciate the support of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.”

Triple Play: Health Habits is a targeted program made up of interactive physical activities that develop a young person’s ability, confidence, and motivation to eat healthy for life. The program components include a pre- and post-evaluation survey for all participants and will work to reinforce the OK5210 message with Club members.

“Funding from Oklahoma City Community Foundation’s Wellness Initiative grant will provide our Club with vegetable garden supplies, health and fitness equipment, and speakers who can testify to the importance of healthy eating and make it fun for our kids,” said Brown.

Founded in 1969, the Oklahoma City Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that works with donors to create charitable funds that will benefit our community both now and in the future. For more information about the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, visit www.occf.org.

About The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club

The mission of The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Oklahoma City is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  The Club is a youth development program and offers a safe environment for youth ages 6-18 during out of school time. Programming focuses on three core areas: academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship. The Club is led by professional staff and utilizes approved volunteers as mentors. Membership at the Club is kept to a low cost of $20 per month (per child) during the school year. The program runs Monday through Friday from the month of August to May. Membership during the summer months of June and July increases to $100 month (per child) due to weekly field trips in addition to programming. For more information about The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club, visit https://salvationarmyokcac.org/boys-girls-club/ or call 405-677-4781. The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma is a proud partner agency of the United Way of Central Oklahoma.

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