Kennecott donates to Boys & Girls Club |

Kennecott donates to Boys & Girls Club

Kennecott Energy Company made a $25,000 contribution Tuesday to the Boys & Girls Club of Craig.

“It’s a great investment in the community and the future,” said John Simpson, a Colowyo Mine production supervisor.

The club, he said, “is a place for the kids to go that’s not in harm’s way.”

The Kennecott donation marks the second contribution to the club’s “It Takes Just One” fundraising campaign.

Trapper Mining gave $15,000 on Feb. 3. The club is at 47 percent of its $85,000 goal.

“Obviously, it takes a lot of dollars to run this place, and we’re going to use this money for the good of the kids,” club President Dave DeRose said. “It just helps keep this club open.”

Jonathan Godes, executive director of the club, said the money raised in the campaign will be used to pay for general operating costs, or paying the day-to-day bills.

The club serves 400 members and provides free dinners to about 100 children each evening.

DeRose said contributions such as those from Kennecott and Trapper will enable the club to serve more local youths.

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