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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County – along with three other northern Colorado nonprofit agencies – received an early

Northern Colorado Active 20-30 donated a combined $95,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County, Weld County Juvenile Assessment Center, the Partners Mentoring Youth of Larimer County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County. Of that amount, $30,000 will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weld County – a “godsend,” according to Greg Kimbrough, chief professional officer for the organization.

With the economy in recession, Kimbrough said the organization did not receive as much money as anticipated through this year’s fundraisers – placing an added strain on an organization already under pressure for more services.

“(Northern Colorado Active 20-30) basically filled that gap that we had that we weren’t getting through a lot of the sponsorships for our events,” said Kimbrough in a telephone interview. “And in that sense, it’s helped us stay on budget.”

Kimbrough said the money will go toward operating expenses “in a sense, keep the lights on.”

Northern Colorado Active 20-30 was formed in 2007 to help nonprofit organizations in need of more funding. The money for these donations was raised during the organization’s Vines and Wines Suitcase Party in September.

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