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Wilmington Optimist Benefit Ride to support BGHNC set for July 9

The Wilmington Optimist Club Benefit Ride for Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina is scheduled for Saturday, July 9, 2022.

There is a $10 registration fee to ride. Registration for the event begins at 9 a.m. that morning at Pirateship Powersports, 5625 Market Street, Wilmington. The 42-mile open ride will begin at 11:09.

All proceeds go to support the programs of BGHNC, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a continuum of care to meet the physical, emotional, mental, behavioral, social, educational, and spiritual needs of children, youth, and families in distress or at-risk.

“We are excited about this first time event,” said BGHNC President/CEO Ricky Creech. “It is because of the support we receive from events like this, in addition to the support of individuals and civic organizations, that allows us to provide an environment of care that promotes health, healing, and hope.”

For more information, call Paul Elswick at 910-398-7274.

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. BGHNC offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, Success Coach services to prevent children from coming into foster care, and free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by BGHNC at any given time. BGHNC operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. BGHNC is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.

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