Iron Pigs Charities Award Grant to BGCA Triple Play

The Boys & Girls Club of Allentown (BGCA) was recently awarded a grant for our Triple Play program from the IronPigs Charities.  BGCA CEO Deborah Fries-Jackson accepted a $2,500 check at the Annual Phillies Winter Banquet.  We are thrilled to be selected as one of the nonprofits that the IronPigs Charities supports in 2018.  Thanks to the IronPigs Charities our kids will learn how to eat right, keep fit, and form positive relationships which adds up to a healthy lifestyle.  THANK YOU!
Background on Triple Play:   Disadvantaged youth have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive health and wellness initiative that will improve their overall lifestyle by increasing their daily physical activity, teaching them good nutrition and helping them develop positive relationships.  Triple Play as three main components: 1) Mind – becoming more educated, acquiring healthy habits and making good choices, 2) Body – physical activity, and 3) Soul – strong belief in self-worth.
Triple Play outcomes are impressive.  83% of our Clubmembers built awareness of eating nutritious foods and the importance of health and wellness.  100% of Clubmembers participated in daily physical activities and increases their knowledge of physical fitness.  79% of our kids increased their ability to interact positively with other youth and adults.