This article was originally published by member, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) about member, Suncor Energy is August.
Summer is in full swing, and this July we are excited to honor Suncor as our exceptional Corporate Partner of the Month!
For over a decade, Suncor has generously provided significant long-term financial support to Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver (BGCMD) and kids in the Commerce City community. Responding to a desperate need for affordable youth services in Commerce City, in 2007 Suncor helped to establish Boys & Girls Club programming in the Kearny Middle School. As the needs for our services grew, Suncor played a pivotal role in funding a capital campaign to build the new free-standing Suncor Boys & Girls Club in 2015, expanding our services to over 725 youth per year.
This May, representatives from Suncor helped us celebrate the grand opening of The Pat Bowlen Field at the Suncor Youth Development Park. Located adjacent to the Suncor Boys & Girls Club, this incredible turf field will allow us to further engage Club members in a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities. The new field will alleviate some of the impact that has been put on the other Boys & Girls Club fields in the Denver area and allow Commerce City youth to compete in events in their own neighborhood.
“The best thing about the field outside is that our softball games are here, and now my mom and dad can come see me play,” said eleven-year-old Club member Khiana.
We would like to thank Nancy Thonen, Suncor’s Director of Product Supply & Refinery Sales, for being an advocate for BGCMD programming. Nancy serves as the secretary on the BGCMD Board of Directors and is committed to engaging her company in a variety ways. Suncor employees can be found supporting youth at Boys & Girls Clubs’ annual signature events as well as rolling their sleeves up and working on volunteer projects including cleaning Clubs and trekking up to our summer Gates Camp to help keep the cabins and land in top shape.
We couldn’t be more grateful for the continued support of our amazing Corporate Partner of the Month – thank you Suncor!