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The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center and Chicks 4 Charity recently teamed up to host a special trivia fundraiser to benefit Canton’s Lead #LikeAGirl scholarship program.
Over 25 teams of up to six people squared off for trivia champion bragging-rights and cash prizes provided by Toll Brothers and IBEX Insurance Agency, during “A Night In Paris Trivia Fundraiser,” which was held at Fellows Creek Golf Club in Canton. Chicks 4 Charity, which is a subcommittee group of Woman’s Life Chapter 827, helped The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center organize the popular fundraiser.
“We are extremely grateful to Chicks 4 Charity for partnering with us to host such a successful fundraiser that raised $5,500 for Lead #LikeAGirl scholarship program,” said Recreation Specialist Laura Mortier. “They were instrumental in organizing the fun night of trivia, as well as helping us with all of the great door prizes.”
All of the proceeds from this special fundraiser, including contributions collected by the Canton Chamber of Commerce’s raffle, will go to the Lead #LikeAGirl scholarship fund, which awards a graduating participant each year with a college scholarship.
“Chicks 4 Charity is very proud to have helped this worthy cause raise awareness and much-needed funds,” said Chicks 4 Charity member Nancy Williams. “We felt that we could help make a difference for Canton’s Lead #LikeAGirl scholarship program by providing our fundraising expertise, and we were glad to see that community members showed up to support our event.”
Chicks 4 Charity is a group of women who are passionate about having fun while making a difference in their community through fundraising and volunteer service projects. Focused on building relationships and helping others, chapter members conduct fundraising events year-round, as well as participate in volunteer service projects such as collecting items for Michigan Military Moms to send overseas to the troops. For more information about Chicks 4 Charity in Canton, call 734/358-4280.
Canton’s Lead #LikeAGirl program, a leadership initiative for at-risk girls, is offered annually to area young women, ages 11-17 at The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center. Inspiration for the program stemmed from a 2015 Super Bowl ad that challenged the nation to rethink an age-old adage about what it means to do something #LikeAGirl. What was once considered an insult, #LikeAGirl has become an epic social battle to redefine those words for generations of women who struggle with challenges related to sexism, bias, and self-confidence each day. The B.L.O.C.K Youth and Teen Center is committed to being a part of this movement. This annual program is designed to change the way that these participants, and the community-at-large, thinks about what it means to Lead #LikeAGirl…and ultimately live #LikeAGirl. For more information about Lead #LikeAGirl or The B.L.O.C.K. Youth & Teen Center, visit www.cantonfun.org or call 734/398-5570.