Program to benefit the children of Reading and Berks County
Reading, PA – On Friday, June 12, at the Conrad Weiser Middle School, the Olivet Boys & Girls Club unveiled a new community partnership with the Reading Royals for the 2020-2021 season. This partnership through the Royals KidsClub will provide opportunities for Olivet youth to participate in free skills and drills clinics, a pre and post season party with Royals players and Slapshot, free tickets to five select home games, five free kids meals at local Applebee’s, as well as, KidsClub memorabilia.
“This is an exciting way for the Royals to give back to Olivet Boys & Girls Club and help introduce their members to the game of hockey,” Royals General Manager David Farrar said. “It’s also important for our players to participate in the Greater Reading community, and this program allows them the opportunity to serve as mentors and role models for young people throughout Berks County.”
“Olivet Boys & Girls Club continues to strive to meet the needs of the youth in the Reading and Berks County. It is imperative we continue to give our youth, great opportunities and experiences through our programming. With this announcement, Olivet Boys & Girls Club will have established positive working relationships with every major professional sport franchise in Berks County. These relationships are critical in teaching the valuable life lessons of teamwork, character building, and resiliency that are hallmarks of being an Olivet Boys & Girls Club member,” said Chris Winters, President and CEO, Olivet Boys & Girls Club.
About the Olivet Boys & Girls Club:
Olivet Boys and Girls Club operates five clubhouses in Reading and Berks County, a camp in Hamburg, plus three satellite sites in Reading, Conrad Weiser and Governor Mifflin School Districts. Olivet clubs provide a safe environment for youth ages 6-18 by providing programs that encourage character development, education, life skills, healthy living, and exposure to the arts and culture.
These programs, along with guidance from our staff, allow kids to find their way out of low income and at risk areas to become productive, outstanding members of society.
The Olivet Boys & Girls Club has a strong reputation for providing life-changing experiences to its members, including mentoring experiences with diverse, trained and caring staff and volunteers who want to make a difference in the life of a child.