Olin Corp., an industrial supplier of chlorine-related products and a major employer in Niagara Falls, recently presented a check for $10,000 to the new Niagara Community Center, which is adjacent to Niagara Catholic Jr./Sr. High School.
The "Niagara" opened its doors in November - a vision of Gary P. Hall, a lifelong resident of Niagara Falls. Now a reality, the center is a vibrant, spacious and safe environment for youth to experience physical activities where team-building and social interaction combine with organized leadership for youth to receive positive values, respect and healthy lifestyles.
Academic growth facilities are planned to further enhance the growth and development of these young residents.
Olin Corp. recognized the positive value of this new "oasis" for children and young adults, and made a significant contribution to the center's ongoing operations. The Niagara is not supported by any governmental body. It operates entirely on the generosity of the community, industry and business community. Fundraising activities are underway to inspire other companies and individuals to help fund this cause.
Olin Plant Manager Marc Audet and Human Resources Director Jodi Werts presented the donation to Hall and fundraising volunteer Dean Cattieu.
The Niagara representatives stated, "The center is grateful for this generous contribution and looks forward to serving more and more of the youth in the area with this support. Currently, nearly 1,000 participants per week have access to the center."
More information about The Niagara community center, including sponsorship opportunities, visit www.the-niagara.com