Google Partnership with a Local Club

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country has some great friends in their community. When Google decided to expand their data center in Pryor, OK they brought in contractors from all over the country to facilitate this expansion, which takes five to six years. The contractors identify a charity or organization in the local community to assist, and this year they chose the Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country to be a recipient of their generous support. Mike, Google's safety manager, met with the Clubs' Chief Professional Officer, Rose Craig, to determine how they could best help the sites. She invited Mike to the Club's advisory board meeting, and by the end of the next week he had planned and executed a fundraiser among all the contractors. They shut down operations for two hours, brought in lunch, a dunk tank, and held both a live and silent auction. In that short time they were able to raise over $12,000 for the Clubs. They also provided the main Club with a Google Chrome book so they can work alongside the 6th graders who also received them this year as a school pilot project. Mike is now a member of their Club's advisory board and has been a great asset to Boys & Girls Clubs of Green Country. The Clubs are extremely grateful for this partnership.