The East Providence Junior Townies, a local youth football and cheerleading organization, kicked off another amazing season, thanks in part to the sponsorship of Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk. The program is dedicated to promoting the ideals of sportsmanship, scholarship and physical fitness through the game of football and cheerleading to children ages 5 to 13 years old in the East Providence, Rhode Island community.
For more than seven years, we have been involved in supporting and sponsoring the Townies. “Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk is always one of the first companies to come on board and support us,” explained Jenny Viera, the fundraising coordinator for the Townies. “They’ve been a big part of our organization and allowed us to do a lot for our kids!”
Jenny added that the funds raised through this year’s sponsorship, “were used to refurbish and purchase new helmets, provide pads and uniforms, maintain the fields, as well as cover travel expenses for teams that make it to nationals.” This included purchasing 75 new helmets to replace those damaged due to age or condition, and refurbishing 185 helmets, which includes disassembling, cleaning, and ensuring each meet the strict safety standards required.
“215 football players and 125 cheerleaders are able to come together through their common interest in sportsmanship, fellowship and athletic competition thanks to Herb Chambers Honda of Seekonk,” Jenny concluded.
On September 8th, the Townies will be hosting their 2nd annual “Steak and Cigar” fundraiser at 5pm in Riverside, RI – they ask that you reach out to a board member for more information. We hope to see you there!
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