PGA golfer Jason Day and his wife Ellie will bring smiles to the Puget Sound today when they stop by Concur headquarters to stuff backpacks to benefit the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County, Washington. Concur employees and leadership, as a part of Concur’s commitment to corporate social responsibility, are to join the Days in filling backpacks with non-perishable food items for children who depend on their school’s free and reduced lunch programs during the school year, but need other support during the summer months.
Today’s community service event along with Ellie and Jason Day’s visit inaugurates a program supporting the Boys and Girls Clubs of King County that Concur headquarters will sustain throughout the summer. The program will serve children in two of the highest-need areas in Washington and is bolstered by a $10,000 donation from Concur to Blessings in a Backpack who will partner with the Boys and Girls Club to execute the program. Blessings in a Backpack’s mission is to provide weekend meals to those on the free or reduced lunch programs through the school system.
“We’re elated to have Jason and Ellie here to help our work with the Boys and Girls Clubs and Blessings in a Backpack,” said Jerame Thurik, Chief Marketing Officer for Concur. “Jason is a fantastic representation of our values at Concur. He’s a tremendous competitor and we admire the qualities that he embodies both on and off the golf course. He shows relentless drive to win on the golf course, but like the Boys and Girls Clubs he also highly values family and community.”
The Boys and Girls Club of Kings County exists to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. With 12 Clubs, two Teen Centers and 27 child care and early learning sites, the organization is one of the largest of its kind in the nation, serving more than 17,000 members annually. Program areas offered to youth include character and leadership development, education and career development, health and life skills, the arts, computer training and sports/fitness/recreation opportunities.
To learn more about our partnership with PGA Tour star Jason Day go here.