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Making a Difference in Champaign Urbana

Champaign Rotary has many stories to tell about the impact we have made in our community. Here are just a few of them. 

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Skelton Park Redesign

Champaign Rotary is supporting an ambitious plan to transform Skelton Park (101 E. Washington Street, Champaign) into a state-of the-art park, community plaza, performance space, and play area as part of the Champaign County African American Heritage Trail. The transformed Skelton Park will be designed to honor the legacy of Champaign County’s many prominent and influential African American musicians.

Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club at the Martens Center

Champaign Rotary made a significant donation to help build the Don Moyer Boy's and Girl's Club at the new Martens Center, a 38,490-square-foot, two-level facility at Human Kinetics Park, 1515 N. Market St.

The Martens Center is the new home for the Don Moyer Boys & Girls Club’s elementary after-school and summer programs, with a dedicated first-floor wing.

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Randolph Street Gardens

Champaign Rotary is supporting The Randolph Street Community Garden, a volunteer run project committed to providing an opportunity for the residents of the North-end of Champaign to grow their own fresh organic produce. 

Champaign Rotarians have been working in the gardens and installing drip irrigation. 

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First String Little League

Champaign Rotary donated funds to help children participate in First String Little League, a direct impact on the communities of northwest Urbana and northeast Champaign using baseball and other sports to teach integrity, good sportsmanship, honesty, fair play, loyalty, and respect for oneself and others. With a holistic approach that reinforces these characteristics, First String, Inc. aims to help youth become well-rounded, trustworthy, and compassionate individuals ready to make a marked but positive difference in the world.

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