Troy Boys and Girls Club Volunteer Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity

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Troy Boys and Girls Club Volunteer Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:00pm

What is a hero? According to Merriam-Webster, a hero is a person “admired for his achievements.”

Troy Boys and Girls Club volunteer Jerry Ford would argue that true heroism is “Helping Everyone Recognize Opportunity.”

Either way, Ford fits the bill, not only raising more than $50,000 for the center, but helping an underserved population of the community with a non-profit he calls “Team Hero,” which created the Boys and Girls Club program known as The Block Center.

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The Block Center achieved monumental success in a short period of time. Less than a year into its infancy, Maytag Corporation named Ford a “Maytag Man of the Year.” He was one of 12 individuals selected out of 100 nationwide and received $20,000 to support the program.

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