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The award from the Portland Timbers Community Fund will help encourage physical activity and healthful eating at PCRI’s summer camp.
Look out for a PCRI youth and Resident Coordinator Catherine Mehta on the playing field during halftime at the Timbers’ July 3 match against the San Jose Earthquakes. They will be accepting a $2,000 award to help fund this summer’s Healthy Eating and Living (HEAL) Summer Camp at the Maya Angelou Community Center.
The summer camp is designed to address three significant needs among the youth we serve: educational retention during summer months, physical activity, and knowledge and experience to prepare healthy snacks and meals.
“We know in the community we serve, that there is a high amount of diet-related health issues,” says Julie Madsen, Thriving Families Coordinator to PCRI. “This camp provides an opportunity for young people in our community to understand the impact their choices today make for their health in the future. We are grateful to the PTCF for providing the funds that make this camp possible. If anybody else would like to contribute, we are looking for educators, volunteers, and supplies ranging from food donations, sports equipment, and writing journals.”
PCRI thanks the Portland Timbers Community Fund (PTCF) for its continued dedication to raising awareness for PCRI and strengthening healthy outcomes for youth in the community.
For more information about Camp HEAL or if you’d like to volunteer or donate, please contact Julie Madsen: (503) 288-2923 x122, firstname.lastname@example.org.