The Cleveland Indians Charities has been named the 2015 Corporate Volunteer of the Year by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.
. Rebecca Robbins and James Anderson also were recognized; CIC and that duo teamed up with a variety of dental health professionals in July to provide free dental care to over 350 Boys & Girls Clubs members at the Terrace Club at Progressive Field.
The clubs are one of the biggest beneficiaries of CIC. recipients of financial, in-kind and volunteer efforts. The clubs have received nearly $3 million from CIC, including a gift of $1 million in 2012. In 2014, that included support for youth programs including:
SMART (Skills Mastery and Resistance Training) Girls: A program designed to encourage healthy lifestyles for adolescent girls.
SPARK: An initiative that helps under-performing first-, second- and third-graders improve reading skills.
Passport to Manhood: A program concentrating on specific aspects of character and manhood.