Meridian, Miss. The Meridian Downtown Optimist Club presented a check for $1,000 Tuesday to the Boys & Girls Club of East Mississippi.
Executive director, Ricky Hood, spoke to the civic club about the club's ongoing efforts to help area youth.
Hood says the Boys & Girls Club will be able to put this money toward its sports programs. Much of it will go toward funding youth baseball.
"The Optimist Club has been friends of Boys & Girls Club for years and years," said Hood. "They've always supported us in all our efforts with children. They're known as friends of youth, and that's what we do every day, and they try to support us in what we're doing."
If you want to get involved with the Boys & Girls Club or make a donation, you may stop by the office at 1717 45th Avenue in Meridian.