The $10,000 grant came from funds raised by Rotary Club of Lebanon’s Bologna Fest which took place back in January. Girls on The Run was the main beneficiary of the event.
In a statement emailed to LebTown, Girls on the Run of Lancaster and Lebanon Executive Director Carrie Johnson expressed appreciation for the grant.
“Girls on the Run of Lancaster and Lebanon is so appreciative of the amazing support we have felt in the Lebanon community the past three years! The Lebanon community has rallied around our girls, their coaches and the mission itself in such a beautiful way,” said Johnson.
“A big thank you to Lebanon Rotary, for sharing your gifts with our girls and choosing to donate the funds from the Bologna Fest. Over 60% of our girls in Lebanon require financial assistance to participate and you are helping us give girls the tools to celebrate their bodies, activate their power, share their voices and be the boss of their own brains.”
The check was presented to the organization by Bologna Fest Co-Chair Troy Williams and Rotary Club of Lebanon President Patrick Freer to Johnson and Girls on The Run of Lancaster and Lebanon volunteer Maine Keith.
According to the organization’s website, Girls on the Run of Lancaster and Lebanon seeks to “inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind” through a research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games.