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GRIFFITH - “We are so thrilled to have been the winners of the Legacy Foundation’s March Mania contest! We were up against a lot of worthy causes in our area,” Jill Schlueter-Kim, executive director of Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana, shared about her council’s “Camp GOTR” project that competed for funding in March of this year.

Camp GOTR by Girls on the Run will provide a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls to develop self-confidence and learn life skills they can use now and as they grow. Girls will enjoy building friendships in an exciting and inclusive setting that includes interactive games, being physically active and expressing creativity through arts and crafts and storytelling. Led by caring and qualified Girls on the Run coaches, this weeklong camp combines the best of the Girls on the Run program with all the fun of camp.

Legacy Foundation’s $2,000 award to Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana is making it possible for Camp GOTR to be offered to two Gary sites free of charge in June. Girls entering grades third to fifth grade may attend either session with limited spaces available.

Sessions offered in Gary include: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 18 to 22 at City Life Center, 225 W. Fifth Ave.; 8 a.m. to noon July 9 to 13 at John Will Anderson Gary Boys & Girls Club, 2700 W. 19th Ave.

A third session of Camp GOTR is being offered at Lincoln Community Center, 2450 Lincoln St., Highland, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 18 to 22. Fee for camp at Highland location is $100 with payment plans available.

Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana website is open for Camp GOTR registration now at www.gotrofnwi.org/Camp-GOTR. Space is limited for each session. Registration will close once spaces are filled. Call 219-718-5138.

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