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Boca West Children’s Foundation from page 1                     Darryl Edwards (left), Eldridge                               	 The foundation is also sponsoring 160 “camperships” to
                                                                                                                              allow children from the Boys & Girls Club and SOS Children
disabled kids and Ball Stars Youth Camp, a basketball camp      Garland (center), and Michael Ariella Rivera and Coach        Villages to go to sleep-away camp at Camp Winona and
run by former NBA players.                                                                                                    Camp Wewa, each affiliated with YMCA. Each participant
	 “Camps and after school programs funded by Boca West          Aramgo                           Madison Clark                will receive swim goggles, a sleeping bag and duffle bag.
Children’s Foundation make a real difference in the lives                                                                     About Boca West Children’s Foundation
of the kids that attend. The foundation does a great job of     a weeklong golf camp at Boca West Country Club during         	 Boca West Children’s Foundation was launched in
providing underserved kids with the opportunity to attend fun   July. Children will receive golf instruction from Boca West   November 2010. The foundation’s mission is to identify and
learning activities during the summer, which helps us keep      Country Club’s golf pros, a T-shirt and a hat. Lunch will be  fund projects to assist at-risk children and their families
these kids out of gangs in Palm Beach County,” Sheriff Ric      provided by the club each day.                                in need in the area. Since its inception, the foundation has
Bradshaw said.                                                  	 “Being able to provide the comfort of a warm, good          funded more than $5 million for specific programs of 25
	 Safe Sun Foundation, a local nonprofit led by Fran            night’s sleep to a child and a sense of emotional safety is   charities. The foundation came about as a desire by members
Nachlas, donated hats and sun protection for the golf, tennis,  my way of letting them know they are cared for and loved.     of Boca West Country Club to give back to the Palm Beach
and sleep-away camps. Yvonne and Don Ackerman provided          It is my way of sharing what I know was a blessed life and    County community.
sleeping bags to the children attending sleep-away camp.        paying it forward,” Yvonne Ackerman said.                     	 BWCF partner organizations include American
	 More than 200 children from the Wayne Barton Study            	 Boca West Children’s Foundation is also sponsoring          Association of Caregiving Youth, Boca Helping Hands,
Center, Boys & Girls Club, Caridad Center and Florence          two music camp programs for children at risk. Because of      Boca Raton Children’s Museum, Boca Raton Police Athletic
Fuller Child Development Centers (East and West campuses)       this funding, the FAU’s Summer Band Camp will host 200        League, Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boys & Girls Club,
are attending tennis camp at Boca West Country Club’s tennis    economically disadvantaged students, and the Nat King Cole    Caridad Center, Florida Atlantic University’s TOPS Summer
center this summer. Each child will receive new tennis shoes,   Generation Hope Summer Strings Program will be able to        Band Camp, Florence Fuller Child Development Centers,
an outfit and lunch each day.                                   send 200 students to spend a week with students of the Lynn   The Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation, Jewish Adoption
	 Hook A Kid On Golf, America’s most comprehensive              University Philharmonia.                                      & Foster Care Options, JAFCO Children’s Ability Center,
national youth golf program, will introduce 25 kids from the                                                                  Jewish Federation of South PBC Children’s Services, Junior
Wayne Barton Study Center and 25 kids from the Boys &                                                                         League of Boca Raton Diaper Bank, KidSafe, Nat King Cole
Girls Club to golf. Kids from both organizations will attend                                                                  Generation Hope, Place of Hope-Rinker Campus, Rotary
                                                                                                                              Club of Boca Raton, SOS Children’s Village, Summer Camp
                                                                                                                              Opportunities Promote Education, Sweet Dreams Makers,
                                                                                                                              Unicorn Children’s Foundation, Viner Community Scholars,
                                                                                                                              Wayne Barton Study Center, and Youth Activity Center.
                                                                                                                              	 For more information, visit www.bocawestfoundation.
                                                                                                                              org, call (561) 488-6980 or email foundation@

BWCF Executive Director Jennifer Bate (left) and tennis pro
Matt McInerney with campers

                                                                BWCC Head Pro Coach Rob Norton teaches pickleball

                                                                fundamentals                                                  Crystal Desir (left) and Isabella Rivera play pickleball.

                                                                Samaiah Presume, Kassandra Fleurant, Giulia Condorelli, Kendra Fleurant and volunteer coach Jane Zenker work on

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