With the Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the official charity of Major League Baseball, a local teen member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort WorthÂ was selected to deliver the official game ball MondayÂ to the mound Monday during the 2010 World Series Game 5 of the Texas Rangers versus the San Francisco Giants.
Melvion Williams from the J.A. Cavile Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort WorthÂ was selected for the honor. A 15-year-old student from Dunbar High School, Melvion has been a member at the J.A. Cavile Branch for more than nine years and has served as president of two of the organization’s leadership clubs.
Â ”We are excited about this well-deserved opportunity for one of our teen members,” said Daphne Barlow Stigliano, president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth.Â “Melvion is the perfect representative for the Boys & Girls Club. He is an exceptional leader, and despite difficult life circumstances, he has not allowed his environment to stop him or discourage him from making good choices and serving others to make a difference.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth provides enriching programs for youth from disadvantaged circumstances to develop the qualities needed to become responsible citizens. Currently servingÂ more thanÂ 12,000 youth through its programs, branches and outreach services, the club has beenÂ workingÂ Â in the Fort Worth community for 84 years.Â For more information, visit www.fortworthkids.org.