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BERKSHIRE BANK BUILDS BIKES FOR YOUTH AT THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS

WHAT: Berkshire Bank employees are spending the afternoon at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse to participate in a Bike Build event ­– 15 Boys & Girls Club members will have a shiny new ride for the sunny days to come!

Bicycles will allow Club members to stay healthy and physically fit during the summer time. Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse holds a year-long program, Triple Play – Mind, Body and Soul, which strives to improve the overall health of Club members by increasing daily physical activity, teaching good nutrition and helping them develop healthy relationships.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 26th at 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: East Fayette Club, 2100 East Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13224

WHY: Berkshire Bank is committed to making a difference. Their employees are making a difference every day in every part of their network, especially through employee volunteerism.

“At Berkshire Bank, we believe supporting the community is about more than writing a check. It’s about rolling up our sleeves and becoming true partners with the organizations in the communities that we serve. One way that we do this is through our volunteer program by deploying our X-Team to help out in fun and exciting ways. We are so pleased to include the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse as one of our important partners and look forward to building bikes for some of their deserving young members.” – Lori Gazzillo, director of Berkshire Bank Foundation.  

OPPORTUNITIES: Bike Build will begin at 4:00 p.m., with surprise give-a-way to Club members immediately following.

INTERVIEWS: If you would like to cover this event, please contact Jennifer Jock at 315-579-1103 (office) or 315-715-1415 (cell).

 About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse:

Celebrating 125 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Syracuse has enabled thousands of young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Serving more than 1,000 youth, ages 5-19, at four Clubhouses and two school-based sites; the Clubs provide a safe environment, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high impact after-school youth development programs proven to have a positive impact on their lives. Learn more at BGCSyracuse.org, Connect with us at Facebook.com/BGCSyracuse, Twitter.com/BGC_Syracuse, or Instagram.com/BGCSyracuse.

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