Woodbury Man Raises
$10,000 for Local Kids on His Way to Work … One Step at a Time!
Chuck Armstrong’s 25 Mile Trek Across the Metro
is a Success, With Additional Pledges for the Twin Cities Boys & Girls
Clubs Still Rolling In!
MN (October 31, 2013) − Chuck Armstrong is
admittedly sore today after finishing a 25-mile journey from his home in
Woodbury to his workplace at Pawn America in Burnsville. He decided to make the
journey as a way to raise money for the Twin Cities Boys & Girls Clubs.
Armstrong started walking at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 30th
and crossed the finish line in Burnsville at about 4:30 p.m. Co-workers and
supporters where there to congratulate him. "It was fun and an honor to
do this,” says Armstrong. “It was a full team effort and a lot of great people
played key roles in its success."
During the more than 8 hours of walking,
Armstrong remained motivated by the ongoing need at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities where he
sits on the Board of Directors. “The clubs provide such valuable programs including
education, sports and even meals to local kids,” says Armstrong. “I see the
value, but I also see the financial need and budget constraints the clubs
Armstrong works at
Pawn America in Burnsville as the company’s Chief Legislative Officer. Pawn America has been a longtime
supporter of the Twin Cities Boys & Girls Clubs through various programs,
but most specifically through its Kids Feeding Kids program. Kids Feeding Kids
five kitchens, two in Minneapolis, two in St. Paul and one in Rochester, serve over
120,000 meals annually to Boys and Girls Clubs kids between the ages of six and
You may recall last December, during
winter break; the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities had to close its
doors for two weeks to help alleviate a budget shortfall. Local families lost
out on care, programs and Kids Feeding Kids meals for their kids. So this fall,
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Twin Cities are encouraging creative fundraising
events like Armstrong’s walk as a solution to avoiding future budget threats.
“It’s really inspiring to see Chuck take
on such a large challenge to help create great futures for children,” says Erin
Carlin, President & CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
Armstrong walked 25 miles through Newport, Maplewood, St. Paul, South St. Paul, Inver Grove Heights, Eagan
and end in Burnsville. Inver Grove Heights Mayor George Tourville also joined the effort walking with Armstrong through his community.
Armstrong has already broken the $10,000
mark in pledges for the Boys and Girls Club with additional commitments still
coming in. All of the pledges are being matched by Brad Rixmann, CEO of Pawn
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