Board Member Spotlight

Board Member Spotlight

We are very thankful for the 30 plus Board Members who lead the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cedar Rapids! 

This month we are spotlighting Eric Conlon, who joined our Board of Directors in June, 2015 and has become instrumental in leading our Great Futures Annual Campaign and has been a part of several committees. Eric is employed at U.S. Cellular as the Senior Director of Sales. He and his wife, Amy, moved back to the Cedar Rapids area 5 years ago and now have three children. They absolutely love living in this area and as a family they try to be active members in the community and in their church. 
Eric believes that helping the youth in Cedar Rapids, who just need an extra hand, is instrumental in shaping the future well-being of the our community. By providing the kids in our clubs with opportunities that they may not get, whether it is extra guidance or a meal that would have been missed, we are helping them so they do not get lost in the mix. Securing our future, by investing in our youth, is critical to keeping the momentum that Cedar Rapids is building to move forward. He enjoys visiting the kids at the club and seeing the enjoyment that they get building camaraderie with each other.

They are so many success stories from our members! It is inspiring to see the difference they are making in the communities where they live. The Boys & Girls Club does more for our community's children than just provide a hang out while not in school; it is helping to reinforce and build the skills needed to be productive citizens of the now and of the future.

Eric shared the following story about one of his visits to our Olivet Club, "I had the opportunity to teach the kids there that day how to use tablets to enhance their ability to complete their homework. I was blown away from the genuine appreciation that the kids showed me for my time spent with them rather than the tablets we were providing to the Club! Also afterwards I had a rather humbling moment as I got schooled pretty good in some ping pong in the rec room!"

Thanks, Eric for being a dedicated Board member and sharing your time, talent and treasure with the Club!  

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