Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs is the beneficiary of a $25,000 donation of physical recreation and health equipment from Flaman Fitness through the Frank Flaman Foundation.
The donation benefits four Boys and Girls Clubs in the Central Okanagan: Martin Avenue Community Centre, Downtown Youth Centre, Westside Youth Centre and Webber Road Community Centre.
Physical activity, health and safety are among the core programming areas in which the clubs focus and the donation will benefit all club members. Many youth who come to the downtown centre are experiencing high levels of stress and poor physical health.
The fitness programming and equipment made possible by this donation helps to ease their stress, increases the ability to cope and helps build healthy and strong bodies. According to Dodie Lane, a youth at the centre, “The new massage chair feels awesome. Like a real massage on my back and helps me feel comfortable, and I feel more relaxed. I like to show other people how to use it and then let them just sit back and try it.”