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Polish Athletic Club helps Sycamore Center

-- Janice Kiaski

The Polish Athletic Club donated a check for more than $1,500 Monday to benefit the Sycamore Youth Center, 301 N. Fourth St., Steubenville, a presentation that involved, from left, Bobbyjon Bauman, center founder and director; Kelly Jeffers, the center’s newly hired director of student development; Josh Humienny, PAC president; and Keith Murdock, PAC public relations officer. In 2019, the PAC held its first Octoberfest, the launch of a yearly fundraiser to benefit local charities, according to Murdock. “This year we selected the Sycamore Youth Center for the proceeds of the benefit,” Murdock said. Proceeds of the 2019 benefit resulted in check presentations to Urban Mission Ministries and Coats for Kids. “The reason we did only one this year was because of attendance due to the pandemic. We couldn’t have as many people attend.” A grateful Bauman said the donation basically will be used for supplies for the free youth programming offered at the center. “We have 43 afterschool classes Monday through Friday involving around 250 to 300 kids,” Bauman explained, adding, “We can’t thank the Polish Athletic Club enough for their generosity and appreciate Keith and Josh for thinking of us and wanting to help out the youth here in the community. It means a lot.”

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