Flamen Foundation supports Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs

Physical activity, health and safety are among the core programming areas in which the clubs focus.

Michael Lockhart

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) is the grateful beneficiary of a $25,000 donation of physical recreation and health equipment from the local Flaman Fitness store, through the generosity of the Frank Flaman Foundation.

The donation benefits four Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs in the Central Okanagan—Martin Avenue Community Centre, Downtown Youth Centre, Westside Youth Centre and Webber Road Community Centre. Physical activity, health and safety are among the core programming areas in which the clubs focus.

Many youth who come to OBGC’s Downtown Youth Centre are experiencing high levels of stress in their lives and poor physical health. The fitness programming and equipment made possible by this donation will help to ease their stress, increase their ability to cope and help build healthy and strong bodies.

According to Dodie Lane, a youth at the centre, “The new massage chair feels awesome. Like a real massage on my back and helps me feel comfortable, and I feel more relaxed. I like to show other people how to use it and then let them just sit back and try it.”

Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is a leading provider of programs to children and youth that support the healthy physical, educational and social development of more than 7,300 young people and families each year throughout the Okanagan Valley. Each of the 33 centres creates a safe, supportive environment where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.

For over 30 years, Frank J. Flaman has personally funded and helped countless charities, both locally and around the globe. In 2005, he formally established the Frank J. Flaman Foundation to expand these philanthropic efforts. In the first two years alone, he brought aid to thousands worldwide and every year since the foundation continues to spread the generosity of Frank and other donors to those in need.

Local individuals and business owners interested in partnering with Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs recreation programs are invited to contact info@boysandgirlsclubs.ca.

 

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