It has been a busy new year! Unfortunately the Papoose NordicCup was call off due to excessive melting but the Kindercup was a raging success. Thanks to all the volunteers and sponsors for making such a fun day for our kids.
The Community Library Association received funds for the Children’s Library to purchase story time flannel board sets as well as to take the program out to preschool and kindergarten classes. The funds will serve approximately 1000 children.
The Sawtooth Botanical Garden was granted support for the 2015 Bug Zoo has become an engaging Wood River Valley event that brings in around 1500 children from all around the valley and beyond. The Bug Zoo will be held April 24th through May 8th, offering a unique opportunity to get up-close and personal with the creepy crawlies.
The Syringa Mountain School was bestowed monies for a tech cart to store the Chromebooks that are a new addition to the school, to be used for state assessments and online learning; approximately 135 children will benefit. While the school must adhere to public school testing, it does not benefit from the same funding as other public schools in the valley.
The Crisis Hotline was given funding for their Teen Outreach Program, which consists of visits to the WRV middle and high schools to educate some 900 students on teen related issues, such as bullying, date abuse, and teen suicide and provide handouts on all of these issues, including the warning signs of suicide.
The Wood River Warriors Lacrosse caught support which has approximately 45-50 kids per season playing. The funds will be used for the purchase of loaner gear (sets of helmet, gloves, pads & stick) and scholarships. Loaner gear allows players who are new to the sport to try it out, as equipment is necessary to play; scholarships are made available to those in need.
The Police Activities League (PAL) which serves up to 1,200 kids over the period of a summer, benefited from a donation to their program’s operating expenses. PAL takes kids out with a member of our local law enforcement on outdoor adventures during the summer for free. The program offers the opportunity to get off the couch, have a positive role model, and engage in activities that many kids might not otherwise get a chance to experience.
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About the Papoose Club
– 60 years of Wood River Valley tradition!
Founded in 1954, the primary purpose of the Papoose Club is to promote and assist educational, cultural, and athletic growth for the children of the Wood River Valley. It’s always a good time to join Papoose Club!