BAY CITY NOON OPTIMIST CLUB MEETS TUESDAY AT 12:15 AT THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB
Our 3rd Annual Camel Races were held on November 9, 2019. Wooden Camels sponsored by individuals and businesses, dressed very creatively, are raced against one another determined by the roll of numbered cubes. Proceeds from this year's race went to help fund "River Jordan, Inc.", a Youth Transitional Home for teens in Bay County. Proceeds from our first year's races went to the Boys and Girls Club, Bay City, for the purchase of gym bleachers. Our 2nd year's proceeds went to the Riverview Discovery Island Project, a children's Playscape to be built here in Bay City. This year's race once again was held at the LFA Hall, 2323 Amelith Rd, Bay City, Mi. This event is licensed under Michigan State Lottery laws.
Aland Stamps, CEO River Jordan accepting a check for $7, 000 from the Bay City Noon Optimist Club Camel Race Committee.
The mission of River Jordan is to empower current and former foster youth to take responsibility of their own individual lives and become productive members of society. Their approach to this is by helping them build and sustain personal relationships with caring people within their circle, identify and overcome stigmas, labels, and barriers that make it difficult to transition successfully into society after foster care and to address issues early on before aging out of the foster care system.
Riverview Island Project committee accepting a check for $7500 from the Bay City Noon Optimist Club Camel Race Committee
Bleachers purchased for the Bay City Boys and Girls Club with the proceeds from the 1st annual Camel Races sponsored by the
Bay City Noon Optimist Club.