Thirty young people from the Boys & Girls Club of Placer County got to go to a Sacramento River Cats baseball game at Raley Field in West Sacramento July 30.
The trip was part of a program, Youth Day at the Park, which is made possible by the Auburn Elks Lodge. This is the third year for the Elks to provide this opportunity.
The children were also treated to lunch and refreshments at the ballpark.
“A couple of the kids even went home with a souvenir foul ball,” said Dennis Koehn, project manager for Auburn Elks Lodge No. 1691. “All of them were extremely appreciative for the opportunity granted them by the Elks foundation. Each of them showed that appreciation by thanking the bus driver for a safe and comfortable trip and the project manager personally as they got off the bus upon arriving back at their club house in Auburn.”
The charter bus service was provided by Parkside Church of the Nazarene “Bus Ministries.”
In conjunction with this event, the Auburn Elks funded their first major back to school “Back Pack & School Supply” event. Thirty-two students, 12 elementary, 10 middle and 10 high school students were presented with backpacks filled with needed school supplies.
“These activities are just a small part of the Elks outreach for our community,” Koehn said. “This goes hand and hand with the moto of this year’s Elks President Jack Meylink, which is ‘Community First’ and encompasses the overall goals of our Elks National Foundation.”