Champions for Children take trip to Put-in-Bay

On Aug. 15, the participants of the Port Clinton City School District’s Champions for Children Summer Enrichment Camp traveled to Put-in-Bay for a day of fun. Approximately 40 children, accompanied by several chaperones, toured the island on golf carts and were special guests of Joan Bryden’s Talk at Ten Radio Show. 
The children had a picnic lunch at the park, played on the playground and then enjoyed a sweet treat of ice cream compliments of parents of one of the participants. 
Champions for Children is grateful to the following businesses and individuals that made the trip to Put-in-Bay possible: Jet Express — round-trip tickets; Delaware Carts — golf cart rental; Joan Bryden — radio show program. 

The Put-in-Bay trip was just one part of a summer full of fun with the Champions for Children Summer Enrichment Camps. Participants enjoyed presentations, visits and field trips throughout the 12-week program. Some of which included: a Mud Hens game; two trips on the Jet Express; visits from Toledo Zoo; Ottawa County Fair visit; "Rise Above" Tuskegee Airmen Exhibit and new Liberty Aviation Museum; Ottawa County Courthouse, War of 1812 presentation by the Masonic Lodge, Ottawa County Historical Museum and Ida Rupp Library. Community partners hosting programs included:  Ottawa County Health Department, OSU Extension Office and Girl Scouts.
Registration is now being accepted for Champions for Children Before- and After-School programs starting Sept. 5. The orientation program will be 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Ida Rupp Public Library.  Scholarships monies are available for qualifying families. Champions is a child-care provider for Ottawa County's Department of Job and Family Services. To learn more about the program, stop by the orientation on Aug. 28, visit the website at and click on the "Champions" link or contact Jackie Warnicke at 419-732-2102, ext. 232. 

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