Springfield Baptist Church donates $20,000 to Newton County’s new Boys & Girls Club

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Springfield Baptist Church of Conyers recently donated $20,000 to the Newton County Boys & Girls Club, which is expected to open this spring. 

The check was presented on Dec. 30 to the Newton County Boys & Girls Club Advisory Committee: Officers Michael Geoffroy, chair; Keith Curry, vice chair; Jeff Benzon, treasurer; Board Members: Nita Thompson, Bob Furnad, Steve McWilliams, Betsy & Sandy Morehouse, Shakila Henderson-Baker, Nancy Schultz, Binford Bramblett, Amber Bennett, Tyrone Oliver, Roderich Sams and Kimberly Wilber.

The new facility will serve up to 100 teens, officials said. The Boys & Girls Club programs focus on three priority outcomes that include character and leadership development, academic success and healthy lifestyles. Research has shown that club members graduate from high school at a rate of 87% compared to the national average of 66%; and more than 57% of national club alumni surveyed said the Club “saved their life.”

Springfield Baptist Church was founded in 1879 in Newton County. Eric W. Lee, Sr., serves as Senior Pastor of Springfield. 

For information on the Newton County Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.com/newtoncounty.

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