October 27 is Make a Difference Day for WBIR-TV and our parent company, Gannett. Across the country, Gannett employees will be working together to make an impact in our communities. In East Tennessee, we are focusing our efforts on a Field of Dreams for the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau, in Scott County.
Scott County leads the state in unemployment, and almost a quarter of its families live at the poverty level. Times are tough for many people who live there, but at the Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau, located in Oneida, hundreds of kids have a place to play and learn, a place to make friends and build hopes for the future, a place just for them.
That's where you come in. WBIR is teaming up with the club, along with city and county leaders, to turn an empty field beside the club into a multi-purpose sports field. It needs to be cleared, filled in with dirt, and covered in sod to make a safe and level playing surface. On October 27, WBIR employees, their families, and local volunteers will spend the day transforming that field. We need $20,000 to make this dream a reality. You can help by donating money to buy the materials needed at the link below. In addition, if you'd like to help the Boys and Girls Club of Scott County with other needs, like donations of technology, toys, games, or furniture, email email@example.com.
Track Our Progress
You can help us build our Field of Dreams for the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau!
We will fill in a square of the soccer field below for every $1,000 raised towards our $20,000 goal.
You can pay via Paypal at the link above, or send checks to:
Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau
17025 Alberta Street
Oneida, TN 37841
In a little more than 24 hours this weekend, the Boys and Girls Club's unused land made the transformation they had only dreamed about.
As part of Make a Difference Day on October 27, WBIR is working with the
Boys and Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau to build a mulit-purpose
sports field for the kids and community to enjoy.
WBIR has teamed up with the Boys & Girls Club of the Cumberland Plateau to turn an empty plot of land into a Field of Dreams for the kids to play on. We still need your help!
October 27 is Make a Difference day for WBIR, and our parent company, Gannett. It's a day we are supposed to get out and make an impact in our community, and with your help, we want to create a Field of Dreams for the children of one of East Tennessee's poorest counties.