ONTARIO — The Boys & Girls Club of the Western Treasure Valley is preparing for its 2016 GREAT Futures Campaign to help raise money to invest in local kids’ futures.
The organization has announced its goal of raising $100,000 by March 31 through the campaign. According to a news release from the organization, the money will go to supporting programs for youths between first and 12th grade after school and during the summer. The programs provide positive, character-building opportunities as well as mentors to inspire them to avoid “risky behaviors that can derail their lives,” the news release states.
“The club is changing lives and these kids are worth the investment,” said Kevin O’Neil, the 2016 GREAT Futures Campaign chair. “In my line of work I see so many guys locked up because they didn’t have good role models like they get at the club.” O’Neil is also the president of Telmate, an inmate telecom service provider.
RADCLIFF, KY – JANUARY 12, 2016 – The ceremony to honor fallen Kentucky State Police Trooper Cameron Ponder is set for Tuesday, January 12. The event will take place during a halftime ceremony, of the boy’s basketball game at North Hardin High School, where Ponder graduated in 2002.
Telmate representatives, Kentucky State Police and local law enforcement agencies will gather in memory of the local trooper as part of the company’s program called “Telmate Fallen Heroes.” Telmate will donate an undisclosed amount to the Trooper Cameron Ponder Memorial Fund. Brenda Tiffany, Ponder’s mother said that the fund that has been established at The Cecilian Bank in Hardin County will help to “carry on Cameron’s singular passion for helping others.”
SAN JOSE, CA – NOVEMBER 3, 2015 – On November 3rd, Telmate representatives and the San Jose Police Department gathered in memory of local slain Police Officer Michael Johnson. As part of the company’s program called “Telmate Fallen Heroes,” Telmate donated an undisclosed amount to the San Jose Police Officer’s Association Charitable Foundation (SJPOA) to support the fallen officer’s family.
Officer Johnson was fatally shot on March 24 while responding to a 911 call involving a suicidal man with a gun at an apartment complex in the 2600 block of Senter Road. “Mike,” as he was better known, was thirty-eight-years-old and the department’s first line-of duty death in 14 years. Responding officers were met with gunfire and veteran officer Johnson was struck and pronounced dead at the scene.