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Brian Lund Memorial Fund makes donation to P.R.O. Kids

09-Nov-2011

P.R.O. Kids accepted a cheque in the amount of $2500.00 today from friends and family of the late Brian Lund.  This donation will help P.R.O. Kids place children in a recreational activity of their choice.

In 2008, friends and family of the late Brian Lund rallied to inaugurate the Brian Lund Memorial Fund, a permanently endowed fund entrusted to the Greater Saint John Community Foundation. In recognition of Brian’s interest in youth and their recreational opportunities, earnings from the permanently endowed fund are being directed to Positive Recreation Opportunities for Kids (P.R.O. Kids).   

In September, funds were raised from the annual Brian Lund Memorial Casino Night.  From the proceeds of the event, Brian’s family and friends have generously decided to present a gift of $2500 directly to P.R.O. Kids in addition to the $9000 that will go directly to the Brian Lund Memorial Fund. This gift will help provide opportunities in sports, recreation, music or the arts for youth who otherwise may not be able to participate in such activities due to financial barriers.

P.R.O. Kids has placed 920 children to date in 2011.