Vidant Health Foundation donates more than $50,000 to local youth

Published 6:28 pm Wednesday, August 7, 2019

From Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain received the Community Benefit and Health Initiatives grant from Vidant Health Foundation to support Clubs in four counties. The amount is divided between the four counties, Pitt, Greene, Beaufort and Martin. Beaufort County, Greene County and Martin County received $7,500 each and Pitt County received $35,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America health and wellness program, Triple Play.

“Vidant is an outstanding partner for the health and wellbeing of our young people, and the investment is paying off,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain CEO Kimberly Boyd. “Our data indicates Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain youth far out perform state and national averages across all health and risk indicators.”

The Triple Play program is a comprehensive strategy that nurtures the minds, bodies and souls of our members. The goal of the program is to improve Club members’ knowledge of healthy habits, good nutrition and physical fitness, increase the number of hours per day they participate in physical activities and strengthen their ability to interact positively with others and engage in healthy relationships.

The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. There are 17 Clubs throughout Pitt, Beaufort, Lenoir, Martin, Greene, Carteret and Craven Counties serving approximately 2,000 members daily. Club programs focus on academic success, good character & citizenship, and healthy lifestyles with an over-arching goal of building strong children and communities.

For more information, visit the Clubs online at or call (252) 355-2345.