The Rotary Club of Richmond Hill on Monday made a $250 donation to Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia on behalf of the Georgia Game Changers Running Company. The money will be used for supplies and awards by GOTR, as well as scholarships for more girls to participate.
The check was part of the Community Service Award given to Game Changers at Rotary’s annual meeting in July.
“Rotary is proud to sponsor Girls on the Run and support our local hometown Rotarian, Sandra Elliott, in her endeavors of community service to enhance the quality of life in Richmond Hill,” said Rich DeLong, past president of Rotary. “It is efforts like this that made it easy for Rotary to selected Game Changers as our 2016 Community Service Award winner.”
Beth Aldrich, executive director of GOTR Coastal Georgia, said there are 113 girls in Bryan County participating in the program on six different teams. Some 20 percent receive financial assistance. Teams at three schools currently have waiting lists for the program.
“Girls on the Run is sincerely grateful for the donation,” she said. “The funds will be added to our scholarship fund for deserving girls. Rotary has made a difference to these girls as they benefit from the increased confidence, joy and self-esteem developed through our program.”