Nearly 500 Boys & Girls Clubs-affiliated Youth Centers on military installations to wear purple on April 15 to show support for military-connected youth
In honor of Month of the Military Child, this April, Boys & Girls Clubs of America affiliated Eagle River Boys & Girls Club will celebrate the military youth of our community. To show support for these military kids and teens, Eagle River staff and members will join the U.S. Armed Services in wearing purple on April 15, 2019.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America has had a long-standing partnership with the U.S. Armed Services for more than 29 years, and Clubs worldwide are joining them in recognizing the strength and resilience of military youth this month.
“This celebration is for all kids, but especially the military children. The Eagle River Boys & Girls Club provides important resources for military children and their families in our civilian community. Let’s face it, we’re better together” said, Tracey Hupe, Branch Manager, Eagle River Boys & Girls Club. “This month we are excited to inspire and applaud our resilient military youth in which we have the honor to serve. We are grateful for our partnership with the U.S. Armed Services, by providing a much-needed resource to these deserving kids and families.”
We are inviting our community partners to set up information stations that focus on their contributions and support for our armed forces: Eagle River Lions Club, Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club, Alaska Veterans Centennial Lions Club, VFW Post #9785, Eagle River Elks Lodge #2682, Quilts of Valor, Eagle River Rotary, Chugiak Eagle River Chamber of Commerce, Eagle River High School AFROTC, Chugiak High School NJROTC, Red Head Bags & Totes, D. C. 550 Sporting Goods, Alaska Aviation Museum, Alaska Veterans Museum, Veterans Administration Representative for the Golden Age Games 2019, Team Red White and Blue, Coast Guard Auxiliary and PFD Otter.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America serves and supports half a million young people and their families every year at 484 affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
Join the Eagle River Boys & Girls Club, Boys & Girls Clubs of America and the U.S. Armed Services in celebrating military-connected youth by wearing purple on Monday, April 15. Community members can follow along or use #BGCMOTMC and #BGCPurpleUp on their social channels to show support online.
Eagle River Boys & Girls Club serves more than 90 military-connected youth annually. For more information or questions please call (907) 694-5437.