ConocoPhillips makes $25K commitment to youth

Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

ConocoPhillips' Superintendent of the Kenai LNG Facility, Peter Micciche presented a generous check to the Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce luncheon last Tuesday. The $25,000 check is intended to supplement ConocoPhillips' support for youth development programs at all seven Boys & Girls Club locations on the Kenai Peninsula. Micciche praised the Boys and Girls Club mission and staff. "For a job very well done and for the well-being of the youth of the Kenai Peninsula for over 20 years," he said. "I am proud to be a career employee of a company willing to invest in stronger communities. The company philosophy has been to determine where the Peninsula community feels support is most important, and they have provided generously to those organizations, which is why we have supported the Boys and Girls Club, The United Way, The Food Bank and many other community-sustaining organizations," added Micciche.

In accepting the check, executive director of the clubs, James Clark said, "The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula would like to extend an enormous and heartfelt thank you to ConocoPhillips for many years of generous support and their investment in our organization with a $25,000 donation." He added, "Over the last 20 years, ConocoPhillips is one of only two cornerstone supporters. They have graciously invested financial support over the decades, proving that they are willing to substantially invest in youth development programs in the Alaska communities where they operate," added Clark.

According to Clark, the support from ConocoPhillips has not been strictly financial. "Their employees have dedicated hundreds of hours volunteering their time to support the children of the Peninsula. ConocoPhillips employees have served as coaches and volunteers that have mentored our youth through athletic and after-school programs. They have donated the use of their tents and barbecues. They have cooked and cleaned at our events. They have helped coordinate our fundraisers and children's events. Their investment in our organization is an investment in the youth of the Kenai Peninsula and during these difficult times, it's great to know that we have a corporate partner that understands the importance of a safe, positive environment for our members. The $25,000 donation will help us serve more than 5,000 youth in our seven locations across the Kenai Peninsula, which includes the Kenai Clubhouse, Soldotna, Nikiski, Homer, Seldovia, Seward and the Kenai Teen Center," Clark noted. "On behalf of all of the youth of the peninsula, staff and our board of directors, thank you, ConocoPhillips, for your constant support of our mission. We hope you continue operating as our neighbors on the Kenai Peninsula for a very, very long time," concluded Clark.

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