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Building Bridges throws the first pitch for The Dayton Dragons

Published on September 26, 2013



On August 19, 2013, one of our youth, Christopher King, was selected to throw out the first pitch at the Dayton Dragon’s game. This young man was chosen to throw the first pitch because of the drastic improvements that he is making in the home, community, and at school. He is symbolic of what the program is all about:  getting a second chance, taking advantage of it, and making positive life changes!  At one point in time, this young man was a on a road to “nowhere” and now he is on a path to success.  

Building Bridges continues to be that breath of fresh air to young people in our community who are at risk, struggling emotionally, and drowning in disparity. In the last couple of years, Building Bridges has stepped up their arsenal in providing services such as: job skills readiness, educational programming, recreational activities, educational outings, school bus passes, healthy social environments, and experiential learning for misguided youth.

Building Bridges is one of the last of a dying breed of programs that is still around from the 1970’s that uses common sense, the strength based philosophy, caring people, and hands on approach. Our program iis designed to provide a second, or in some instances, even a first chance for at-risk kids in the community. Please continue to support Building Bridges in whatever capacity that you are able...donations, volunteering, or sponsoring events. Thank you for your continued support and for making a difference in our kids' lives!  

Thank you to Mar-Chele Pretzels for sponsoring this first pitch opportunity!  Thanks to your generosity, one boy has a memory that he will carry with him for a lifetime!

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