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March Madness: Papoose Donates to Four Great Local Youth Endeavors

Updated: Apr 6, 2022

Blaine County Bots/Robotics World Tournament

Four Wood River Middle and High School teams qualified for the Robotics World Tournament this May in Dallas Texas. They will compete against 50 countries at the tournament. The 15 - 18 year old team has been State Champion 7 years in a row. Papoose Club has awarded a grant towards travel expenses for the 13 Robotics students and 4 chaperones traveling.

Girls on the Run Southern Idaho

The program supports approximately 150 girls to promote activity, life building skills, and self confidence. The two annual fundraisers (Color Me Fearless 5K race and Lunafest) have been impacted by Covid. Papoose Club awarded a grant to cover programming costs for the Blaine County programs. Girls on the Run offer an 8 - 12 week program and are currently seeking volunteer coaches.

Blaine County Education Foundation (BCEF)

BCEF requested funds for the Teen Parenting Program based out of Silver Creek High School. Papoose Club donated funds to be used for supplies and materials used for the teen parents who attend Silver Creek High School in the hopes of keeping them in school. Supplies needed include formula,1 bassinet, several Pak ‘N Play sets, diapers, wipes, activity mat, baby carrier, books and classes for new parents.

Hailey Public Library

The library’s Summer Reading Program serves approximately 150 children. It runs from late May until the end of July and is designed to incentivize school age kids to keep reading during the summer months. They have a kick off party, provide goodie bags, a free book, and wrap up celebration. Papoose Club awarded the grant to cover costs of the program and prizes.

Next Papoose Club meeting is April 25th at 7pm at the Sun Valley Culinary Institute on Main St. Ketchum - All are welcome to join and see what the Papoose Club is all about.


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