The Boys & Girls Club of Venice is among the local clubs that has received a check as part of a $100,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America — Los Angeles County Alliance from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

The clubs received the check Aug. 5, at a luncheon held at Dodger Stadium.

Bank of America has been a partner of Boys & Girls Clubs of America — Los Angeles County Alliance for the past three years by providing $225,000 in grants and other resources and support. Bank of America also provided the county clubs with 500 tickets to an upcoming Dodger game, and in September, Bank of America/Merrill Lynch employees will volunteer their time to present “Your Financial Future” workshops for club members.

“We are very appreciative of Bank of America’s financial and volunteer investment for our club,” said Cathy Hession, president of the board of directors for the Boys & Girls Club of Venice. “Bank of America is helping us in our mission which is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring responsible adults.”

Garrett Gin, senior vice president of Corporate Social Responsibility for Bank of America, said,—“The Boys & Girls Clubs in Los Angeles County play a critical role in the lives of more than 120,000 underserved youth.

“Bank of America knows that the Boys & Girls Clubs will fully maximize our grant dollars and volunteer resources to leverage the most for these kids, who go on to graduate high school at greater levels than the national average. We are proud of our small role in the greater ongoing impact these clubs make on lives and communities.”

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