Champions in Action marks 10 years with ‘Sail-a-bration’

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, the Champions in Action program, along with WJAR-TV NBC 10 and Citizens Bank, recently held a “sail-a-bration” at the Community Boating Center in Providence, where guests enjoyed boat trips in Narragansett Bay. More

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Champions in Action marks 10 years with ‘Sail-a-bration’

IN HONOR OF Champions in Action’s 10th anniversary, guests enjoyed boat rides during a “sail-a-bration” courtesy of current champion, Providence’s Community Boating Center. Pictured from left to right are: Mike Kennally, senior vice president of commercial banking at Citizens Bank; Pheamo Witcher of the Genesis Center; Mark Searles of WJAR-TV NBC 10, and Pat DiFolco, branch manager of Citizens Bank West Warwick.
Posted 7/23/12

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, the Champions in Action program, along with WJAR-TV NBC 10 and Citizens Bank, recently held a “sail-a-bration” at the Community Boating Center in Providence, where guests enjoyed boat trips in Narragansett Bay.

Champions in Action is a program that supports and “champions” nonprofit organizations working in designated areas of social concern.

Community Boating Center, the organization’s current champion, is applying the support and $35,000 grant it received to expand its after-school and full-day summer camp sessions, provide youth with “sailorship” scholarships and build initiatives that expand water-based activities.

“Citizens Bank and NBC 10 have created a lasting network of champions, providing nonprofits with ongoing training and the opportunity to connect with their peers,” said Ned Handy, president of Citizens Bank, Rhode Island and Connecticut. “Many have gone on to grow their organizations to new heights, with some receiving national recognition for their efforts. We couldn’t be more pleased with these outcomes.” •

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