Starting this month, a monthly game night is planned to benefit local charities and non-profits.
Called “Connect 4 Clinton County”, game nights will normally be held on the third Thursday each month. The kick-off is Thursday, July 22 hosted at the Elks 797 lodge on Rombach Avenue in Wilmington.
The non-profit organization this month is the Clinton County Youth Council (CCYC). The CCYC is a free after-school youth center located on West Sugartree Street in Wilmington.
CCYC provides free after-school programming for students in grades 6 through 12. Its mission is to “help youth make healthy choices” by providing a safe, supervised environment, a daily snack/meal, educational programming and mentoring opportunities.
It is led by Eric Guindon.
The Hasbro brand Connect 4 Game is a fun disc-dropping board game utilizing a grid and red or yellow discs. When you get four discs in a row you win, hence the name of the game.
Registration will start at 5:30 p.m. game night and the tournament will kick off at 6 p.m. This will be a best two-out-of-three, with winners facing off until there’s just one champion left for that month.
Are you ready to play the game of Connect 4 with others in your county? To enter each business (or an individual) will have someone represent them and play that evening in the tournament. It is a $100 entry fee with 100 percent of that going to a different non-profit each month, said the “Connect 4 Clinton County” fundraiser organizer Clinton Becker.
“If 50 businesses or people take part in this first one, Clinton County Youth Council will receive $5,000!” said Becker.
Winners, of course, will have bragging rights, he remarked. There also will be some little prizes to make for some added fun.
Please make checks payable to Clinton County Youth Center for $100 per person.
If you wish to donate to the local non-profit or charitable organization of that month, but don’t choose to play the game, checks can be mailed: ATTN to Clinton Becker, 1780 Rombach Ave., Wilmington, OH 45177.
If you have questions, contact Becker at 937-728-4133.