As part of its mission to promote community organizations, AmpliVox Sound Systems has partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago to provide top-quality AmpliVox megaphones for club programs and activities. AmpliVox donated 10 of its S602R Mity-Meg rechargeable megaphones to the James Jordan Boys & Girls Club which will be put to use in clubs around the city for sports, social events, and other activities.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago seek to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. Serving many of the most disadvantaged neighborhoods in the city, the 18 club locations provide programs in five key areas: Character & Leadership, Education & Career, Health & Life Skills, Arts, and Fitness & Sports. Over 8000 children participate in club activities every year, a majority of whom come from single-parent households and families with annual incomes below $32,000. For these children, Boys & Girls Clubs provide a safe haven, support for personal development, and opportunities for future success.
The Mity-Meg portable sound systems donated by AmpliVox deliver 25 watts of amplification, providing sound coverage of up to one mile. Constructed of weatherproof high-impact plastic and steel, the Mity-Meg can be used indoors or outdoors for all types of events. The rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery pack provides eight hours of active use, and holds its charge for over a year when idle. AmpliVox’s exclusive power indicator light tells the user how much power is left, and integrated siren/whistle functions increase its versatility.
Jill Reid, Interim Vice President of External Affairs for the Boys & Girls Clubs, appreciates the usefulness of the AmpliVox donation. “The megaphones will be used by our Club Staff as they ramp up afterschool sports and activities this fall,” notes Reid. “On basketball courts, outside playing soccer and at the swimming pools working on laps – the kids will benefit from this generous donation to the Clubs.”
“AmpliVox is proud to provide our megaphone products to the Boys & Girls Clubs,” noted Don Roth, AmpliVox CEO. “The Clubs are essential to the lives of so many young people in the community, and we are excited to see our megaphones enhancing their experience. We know that our donation will provide excellent sound support at Boys & Girls Club events for years to come.”
Photo Caption: Howard Rias, Manager of the Park Manor Boys & Girls Club in Chicago, uses a megaphone donated by AmpliVox to coach youth sports at the club.
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About Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago
Serving Chicago families since 1902, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago (BGCC) uses a comprehensive blend of mentoring and programming to provide youth ages 6 to 18 the tools they need to become well-rounded and successful adults. A home away from home during the after-school hours, which can be the most dangerous for young people, BGCC offers academic, social, and leadership activities for students in some of Chicago’s most challenging neighborhoods. We match youth with professional adult mentors, giving kids a safe place to learn, grow, and succeed. Learn more at http://www.bgcc.org and follow BGCC on Twitter @bgcc.org.