On Friday, January 15, the Greater Milford Boys & Girls received a generous donation from Milford Perdue in the amount of $20,000 dollars on the behalf of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. The donation will be used to update technology at The Club including Ipads, White Board and Flat Screen to compliment the Lions Club Computer Room. Pictured from left to right Xitlali Roman, Tod Van Eyken, David McClellan, George Krupanski, Anjjanie Brijmohan, Dean Walston & Derrick Mangum.
In addition to providing daily guidance and mentoring, the Club offers structured programming throughout the year which has supported improved academic performance and attendance of Milford Club kids in local elementary, middle and high schools. According to Director Tod Van Eyken, the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club provides over $46,000 per year in financial scholarships, which is 5% of their annual budget. Van Eyken stated that the Annual Fund Campaign assists local families by creating some form of financial assistance for more than seventy percent of the children currently enrolled in the Greater Milford Boys & Girls Club.
In an effort to establish the Milford Club as a community center in the Greater Milford Area, in addition to serving school-aged children, the Club has recently expanded its facility and services to include a full size fitness center, adult basketball and pickleball leagues and water aerobic classes. The Richard Y. Johnson Aquatic Center is also home to the Milford High School Buccaneers Swim Team, the Club’s own Milford Marlins Swim Team and is the only Boys & Girls Club in Delaware to offer swimming scholarships through the Michael Phelps Foundation. These community services are made available to Greater Milford Area residents year-round through support from the Annual Fund Campaign. To learn more about how to get involved, families are encouraged to call the Milford Club at 302-422-4453 or visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010176005565&fref=ts.