Members of our Brooklyn O’Malley Club were surprised with new bicycles on their first day of summer camp courtesy of Trevor Williams and Walmart. The Walmart Foundation also presented a $10,000 check to support our eight-week summer program, which is designed to respond to children’s holistic needs in the wake of the pandemic.
Following a morning of high-yield learning activities, members joined a video call with Williams where he delivered the announcement that they’d each receive a new bicycle! In the outdoor courtyard, members located the bicycle and helmet with their name on it to take home as their very own. “What a beautiful milestone to mark Michael’s fifth year as a Club member,” said Kelly Jackson upon picking up her son from the first day of camp that afternoon.
Associates from Walmart’s Northeast Region volunteered to deliver the bicycles and were on hand to witness members' reactions. “I have a combined 25 years with Walmart and one of the things that I love most about my job is the opportunity to volunteer within the community,” remarked Brandie LaMonte, store manager at the Dundalk location. In addition to bringing smiles to the faces of our Club members, volunteers earned funds for an organization of their choice through Walmart’s Volunteerism Always Pays program.
This isn’t the first time Williams, an NFL cornerback and Baltimore native, has supported Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Baltimore. The football player visited our Westport Homes Club in March to surprise three families with a week of healthy, fresh meals. “I’m blessed to be able to give back to my hometown,” said Williams. “The Boys & Girls Club has served so many kids over the years and been an access point for change; it’s an honor to work with them.”