August 19, 2014

CONTACT:   Wayne C. Boggs                                            FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Note:  Rotary District 7600 is currently awarding Rotary Foundation District Grants to qualified Rotary Clubs throughout the District for Rotary year 2014-15.  Eighteen grants for a total of $116,000 will be distributed for community service projects.            

District Grant Award for Midlothian Rotary Club

Rotary District 7600 announced today that it awarded a $2,500 grant to the Midlothian Rotary Club to purchase sports equipment and provide other support for the Boys Home of Virginia.   “We are pleased to assist the Midlothian Rotary Club in this great project,” said Rotary District 7600 Grants Committee Chairman John Padgett.  “We know that the Boys Home of Virginia is important to the community and will make a difference in the young lives supported by the Boys Home.”

Midlothian Rotary Club President, Christopher Winslow, was joined by past Boys Home Board President Chandler Williams at a ceremony at the Club on August 19, 2014 which was held at the Club’s regular 7:30am meeting at the Midlothian Doubletree.

The mission of the Boys Home is described in its charter: “All successful men were once boys. But not all boys become successful men. Sometimes, they’re missing positive role models or a supportive quality of life. The Boys Home provide both, and successful men are the result. Men who will take care of their families. Men who will contribute their gifts. Men who will be role models for the next generation of men. At Boys Home of Virginia, we show our boys that each day is a step toward that success.”

This grant will help the Boys Home purchase athletic equipment for use in its Covington, Virginia facility.

“We expect that these District funds, matching those of Midlothian Rotary coupled with donated items will provide the sporting resources needed to foster an environment for Boys Home individual and team sports for the next several years.  This is important due to the long lasting impact of sport — the education each student receives in teamwork, diligence, and dedication,” said Chandler Williams.

The sporting goods shall be presented by the Midlothian Rotary Club to the Boys Home at a special presentation in Covington on August 27, 2014.