Roxbury Lanes & Casino Check Will Help Rotary Club Buy Dictionaries For Kids

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Roxbury Lanes & Casino GM Ron Davenport, left, hands Burien/White Center Rotary President Bob Wray a regular-sized, negotiable check for $1,762. The money will be used to purchase dictionaries for local 3rd graders.

Thursday afternoon (Sept. 29) amidst the sounds of bowling balls rollin’ and pins fallin’, the Burien/White Center Rotary Club received a generous donation from Roxbury Lanes & Casino – a regular-sized (meaning it was negotiable and not an Ed McMahon-style oversized prop) check for $1,726 – as a donation for the club’s 3rd Grade Literacy program.

The donation will go towards purchasing brand new hardcover dictionaries that will be given out by the Rotary to 3rd graders in the area.

“We like to think of ourselves as the ‘Education Service Club,'” said Club President Bob Wray. “Part of our mission is to help local kids get a better education, and donations like this really help.”

This is the first year that Roxbury Lanes has donated, and Wray was impressed with their generosity.

There are 25 members of the Burien/White Center Rotary Club, which meets every Thursday at 12:30 p.m. at Angelo’s Restaurant in Burien.

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One Response to “Roxbury Lanes & Casino Check Will Help Rotary Club Buy Dictionaries For Kids”
  1. Shari says:

    Great!!! I was fortunate to be part of Seattle Rotary’s distribution of dictionaries to several elementary classes earlier this year and the reaction of the kids just absolutely, positively knocked my socks off. They were barely able to contain themselves as we handed them out in class and then they dove into them in a way that I can only describe wit the word “ravenously.” It was one of the most incredibly nice surprises I’d had in forever and it was beyond delightful to hear them talk (all at once, over each other, around each other and with hands shooting up everywhere like a forest of fingers) about what new fabulous words they were finding and how that connected to their lives and what they were doing in class. I left with tears in my eyes. SO much joy and hunger for learning. So way to go, Mr. Davenport and Burien/White Center Rotary.

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