Raymond Coalition For Youth News

Chester Charitable Foundation Awards $5000 to Raymond Coalition for Youth
Submitted by Celeste Clark  1-17-18

The Wason Pond Pounder Chester Charitable Foundation awarded a 2017 Holiday Donation of $5,000 to Raymond Coalition for Youth, to support programing for healthy youth and communities.

On December 11, 2017, the Wason Pond Pounder announced on their Facebook page that they were looking for recommendations for local nonprofits to donate money to for a holiday donation. Dustin Ramey, financial advisor with Edward Jones, and member of the RCFY Board of Directors,  immediately suggested RCFY.

“The Raymond Coalition for Youth works with the community to promote positive healthy choices for our kids. The organization is based in Raymond but their network reaches far beyond the town lines. ... Thank you for doing what you do!"

The Chester Charitable Foundation (CCF) was founded in October, 2012 by a group of Chester residents that had raised money to fund the construction of athletic fields in town. The group, formerly known as Chester Field of Dreams, organized a successful fundraising event called the Wason Pond Pounder. Once the group reached its fundraising goal, the committee decided to continue holding the Wason Pond Pounder and to create a new non-profit organization with a broader scope. This non-profit, called Chester Charitable Foundation, was designated as the recipient of all net proceeds from the Wason Pond Pounder, and distributes funds to charitable organizations within their community.

The Wason Pond Pounder, their major event each year, is a 3.5 mile obstacle course race held each May. Participants from ages 8 and up are eligible to register, and waves of 75 people start every 20 minutes. The race averages 1000 entrants. 100% of the proceeds from this grassroots event go back to supporting Chester Charitable Foundation’s ability to give back to other deserving non-profits. Learn more at: ccf.wasonpondpounder.com

The Raymond Coalition For Youth has been empowering Youth voice since  2002. This grassroots coalition was formed to promote positive youth development and reduce youth substance use, and suicide risk.

RCFY focuses on increasing community partnerships and involvement, to bring resources and support into the community.  Learn more at www.rcfy.org or check them out on social media.

(Pictured: Maria Veale, Secretary for CCF, and Celeste Clark, Executive Director for RCFY.)





To learn more about RCFY please visit our website www.rcfy.org or check us out on social media such as Facebook, twitter and our YouTube video page.

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