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Rebels Hockey Team Donates To Kiwanis Club

Pictured are Jamestown Kiwanis Club President Wendy Wilcox, Jamestown Rebels director of community relations Tommy Gerace, Kiwanis Club Vice President Jim Alexander and Kiwanis Club Board Member Larry Brown. Submitted photo

The Jamestown Kiwanis Club accepted a donation from the Jamestown Rebels Hockey Team for the Kiwanis Terrific Kids Program.

For more than 25 years, the Jamestown Kiwanis Club has recognized outstanding students each month from the local schools. Larry Brown, Kiwanis Club board member who has coordinated the Terrific Kids Program since the late 1990s stated that “the faculty from each school selects the students. The students are all-around good school citizens. Each student has their picture posted in school and in the Post-Journal, and receives a Kiwanis t-shirt as well as gifts from local merchants.”

In making the donation Jamestown Rebels Director of Community Relations and Media/Sales, Tommy Gerace said “the Jamestown Rebels are proud to support the Kiwanis Terrific Kids program. As an organization that focuses on the betterment of young hockey players in pursuit of a higher education, we understand the importance of youth in our community. We are pleased to help play a role in the amazing work being done in the Terrific Kids Program and look forward to our continued partnership with the Jamestown Kiwanis Club.”

Jim Alexander, Jamestown Kiwanis Club vice president said, “We had members of the Jamestown Rebels organization speak to our Club at a luncheon earlier this year and we were very impressed not only with what they do on the ice but also with what they do off the ice and their involvement in our community. Their support of our Terrific Kids program is a great example of recognizing and inspiring outstanding young people in our schools.”

Club president Wendy Wilcox noted that Kiwanis clubs around the country participate in the Terrific Kids program as a way to honor kids for their character and their compassion for others, in addition to the usual scholastic honors.

“We are committed to fostering these qualities in our youth as a way to encourage them to be good citizens,” she said.

Kiwanis International is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. New members are always welcome. For more information, call Wilcox at 450-6874.

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