Jodi Warth of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa joined Van and Bonnie in the studio this morning just after the 8:30 news. They have a plan, Club Pathways, to build three new Clubs and significantly expand two of its current Club sites. They intend to double the number of youth served by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa from 1,700 to 3,300. As an organization, they are 50 years old with five current locations that serve 550 kids per day. Their goal is to help kids that are less fortunate. Their program during the academic year is only $10. Their summer club that includes field trips and swimming lessons is only $75.00. However, no child is ever turned away due to inability to pay. They recently received a Michael Phelps grant to help with swimming lessons. Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are contributing thru their "Vision to Learn" program with free glasses for Club Members that need them and Shaq (who is a Club Kid) is coming to town! For more information on how you can help, go to www.bgcci.org or by calling 515-262-5695.
Thank you so much to David Liljedahl of Rieman Music for spending the morning with us in the studio, tuning our Van and Bonnie Piano! Be sure to check out the Facebook Live interview with David this morning on the Van and Bonnie Facebook page. David says it's a great piano and when he finished tuning it, he played a beautiful rendition of "Over the Rainbow". Speaking of rainbows, be sure to check out the Van and Bonnie Facebook page for the photo of the actual end of the rainbow! If you know an organization that could really use a nice piano, please let us know on our Facebook page.
Tomorrow on Van and Bonnie, Coach Dixie Wooten and Matt Swim of the Iowa Barnstormers will be joining us in the studio just after the 7:30 news to fill us in on the strategy to win the playoff game this Saturday night in Sioux Falls...plus they will tell us how to get on the bus to go to the game! Plus, we're coming up on the anniversary of the construction worker that dangled from a crane over the downtown Des Moines river to pluck a woman trapped in the churning waters of the dam on the river. George A Clark and Bob Pace have written a special tribute song in honor of Jason Oglesbee (the construction worker that risked his life to save Patti Ralph-Neely) and they will join us in studio.
Have a super day!