The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of High Point celebrated the end of National Boys & Girls Club Week by participating in a special rowing event, hosted by HPU, and receiving free laptops from Technology for the Future!
Friday, April 13th, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club members learned about the sport of rowing from the talented High Point University Rowing Team! Club members
learned how to row by using the HPU rowing simulator and then tried out their new skills on the water with the help of the university team.
"Working with children at the Boys and Girls Club has become a mutually beneficial activity for me. The more that I can help the kids, the more I learn about leadership and who I am as a person," explained HPU Student and event organizer, Richard Pagano. "The rowing event that I helped to coordinate was a big success this year. While the kids enjoyed the activities set up, the big surprise was they all got laptops. Their excitement was contagious and revigorating."
After the rowing event, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club members enjoyed a Chick-fil-a dinner, generously sponsored by Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Greensboro. For a grand surprise to end the week, each club member received a free Dell Laptop from Adrian Martinca, President and Founder of Technology For The Future, a local High Point non-profit!
Adrian Martinca, President and Founder of Technology for the Future, explains, "Being able to expand children's minds by bringing them into a new environment and showing them new skills is amazing. The opportunity to have been able to give them a tool that will enhance their curiosity and even further their exploration of the world was incredible. Although they had expected cake to come from the white boxes, the resounding chorus of "I believe I can fly" that was accompanied by the joy of receiving those laptops will be forever ingrained in my mind. It's moments like that that keep us going, moments that push us to never give up."