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Non-Profit Hero of the Week: Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield: Presented by American National Insurance

October 9, 2020 - Texas League (TL) - Springfield Cardinals News Release

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The Springfield Cardinals and American National Insurance are excited to announce Boys and Girls Clubs of Springfield as this week's Non-Profit Heroes award winner, presented by American National Insurance.

"On March 18, we closed our doors. On March 19, we opened new ones," Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield Brandy Harris said. "[COVID-19] has brought uncertainty and disruption to the communities we serve, but Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield's top priority has not changed: the well-being and safety of the children and families we serve."

Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield became a key local food distribution center during COVID-19, distributing over 40,000 meals to the Springfield community. They went on to create a phased opening to safely accommodate high-need families at their facilities. Now today, they are serving Springfield Public Schools students five days a week while providing virtual learning support and after-school programming.

To learn more about the impact the Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield has had during the COVID-19 pandemic or to get involved, click the link below.

The Non-Profit Heroes nomination process saw over 100 nominations come through for 49 individual local non-profits. The Cardinals and American National Insurance will recognize eight award-winning Non-Profit Heroes and two honorable mentions that have stepped up during the COVID-19 pandemic.

All nominees were local Southwest Missouri non-profit organizations who have made an impact on our community during COVID-19. You can keep track of all award winners at

Each selected hero will receive a digital media spotlight on Cardinals social media and in addition to an Ashley HomeStore Party Deck, a first pitch opportunity for one individual, and a video board photo during a 2021 Springfield Cardinals home game, all presented by American National Insurance.

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