VBG Cares is a non-profit community outreach program dedicated to serving our community. It is founded on the principals of teamwork, not only on the basketball court, but also in our community. Athletes learn more is achieved, the task made easier, when individuals come together to form a collective unit. The experience has a greater influence on all members, both receiving and giving.
In these difficult times, it is necessary for us to extend a hand, and use the talents and gifts that we have, to improve the life of others in our community. VBG Cares promotes the giving of time, money and tangible goods. Volunteering at organizations that need the help of physical hands is encouraged.
The hope of VBG Cares is to not only help others, but for our players to understand these core principles of respect, teamwork, and community involvement. Adopting these values can improve the lives of our student-athletes on the basketball court. However, perhaps even more importantly, they can be transferred into the classroom, and in everyday scenarios that call for strong, confident behavior.
“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.”
-The Reverend Martin Luther King JR
This statement is essentially the mission of VBG Cares. When our players help those in our community, they feel the reward that comes with community service. This initiative encourages positive behavior. It will have a profound impact on those who interact with our student-athletes.
-Larry Flynn, Founder of VBG Cares
Dear VBC Players,
Please help me help some of our less fortunate neighbors this holiday season in the Merrimack Valley through the non-profit corporation, Ruth’s House.
Why Ruth’s House?
Ruth’s House is unique. They not only provide clothing and other items to those in need, more than half being children, but they do this with a sense of dignity, faith and compassion. The organization works in conjunction with over 80 human service agencies in the area as well as religious groups. They serve families who are suddenly faced with an economic crisis or those whose needs are ongoing. Donated items of clothing, (particularly coats, boots, gloves) linens, small household appliances, dishes, bric-a-brac, toys, etc. are either given to the needy or sold for a nominal price to benefit the organization.
For you, it may be time to de-clutter before the holidays and know that your unwanted items will go to good use. Environmentally, we can make a difference by reducing waste and reusing. In short, everyone benefits.
How Can You Help?
Please bring any items you wish to donate to a skills and drills sessions or practice and give them to your coach starting Sunday, December 20th through Tuesday, December 22nd. If you have any questions let me know at email@example.com.
For more information about this organization please visit www.ruthshouse.org.
Thank you! Happy Holidays,
Larry Flynn Jr.
9th Grade, VBC Player