Gainesville Fire Chief among TOP 10 finalists for National Boys & Girls Club Competition

Gainesville Fire Chief and Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier Alum Jerome Yarbrough has been selected as a nationwide top 10 Finalist for the #BGCMade contest. The contest is an effort to draw support for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Alumni and Friends program. They invited Club Alumni around the country to share their stories about how their local Boys & Girls Club had an outstanding influence in their lives.

Two runners-up will win money for the Boys & Girls Club of their choice as well as Dr. Pepper Snapple Gear. The Grand Prize winner will win $10,000 for the Club of their choice, a Skype session with Boys & Girls Club Alum and Principal Dancer for the American Ballet Theater Misty Copeland, and Dr. Pepper Snapple Gear.

“We are incredibly proud of Jerome for being a finalist in this nationwide competition. Over the years he has been an instrumental part of our board of directors and our community. To think that Boys & Girls Clubs of Lanier had something to do with his exceptional character speaks volumes,” says BGC of Lanier CEO Steven Mickens. “Just the other day he had a few firefighters bring out and put up a new American flag. Things like that are a testament to his citizenship, which is something our Club values.”


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