Thanks to a grant from Wingstop Charities, economically disadvantaged youth in Kenosha will be able to play soccer and flag football at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha this fall and winter.
Up to 225 youth will have the opportunity to participate.
Participating elementary schools include Frank, Jefferson, Brass, Curtis Strange, Grewenow, Bain Creative Arts, Roosevelt, Bose, Grant and Wilson. The program is open to fourth- and fifth-grade students at those schools.
The Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha will provide facility space to host games, transportation to the club, jerseys, referees and scorekeepers.
The goal of the program is to foster teamwork and good sportsmanship and to allow youth to further develop motor and cognitive skills.
“I love providing these types of opportunities to youth in the community who may not have these opportunities otherwise,” said club CEO Jake McGhee. “It’s really great to see the students become teammates thanks to our partnership with Wingstop-Kenosha.”
Wingstop Charities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to engaging youth in the pursuit of their passions and is centered on supporting communities in four key areas: education, arts, sports and career.
Wingstop Charities provides grant opportunities to Wingstop brand partners (franchisees) so they can positively affect the communities they serve. For more information, go to www.wingstopcharities.org.