December 18, 2018
For Immediate Release
Cheyenne, Wyo. – Wyoming Boys’ State announced today that it has received a $45,000 Daniels Fund grant for general operating support.
As a program of The American Legion, Boys’ State is a practical government educational program for qualified male high school juniors. It developed from the concept that youth should be offered a perspective of the operation of government and not just learn it, but experience it. The annual session will be held in Douglas June 9-15, 2019.
The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.
The Daniels Fund has given $30,000 to Wyoming Boys’ State. The remaining $15,000 is structured as a 1:1 challenge.
“We are extremely grateful for Daniels Fund supporting our program,” said Rusty Ridley, chairman of the board. “We will utilize the funding to make improvements to our annual session and increase the number of delegates who attend from Wyoming schools representing Legion Posts and their communities.
“We will be reaching out to our alumni and friends asking for their support to help meet our matching goal,” said Ridley.
For more information about Wyoming Boys’ State, call 307-228-0515. To donate online, click here.