MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE --
Marine Corps Community Services’ youth sports program received a large boost in funds Aug. 3 when Sodexo donated a generous amount to the youth sports cause.
Marine Corps Community Services and Sodexo entered into a commercial sponsorship agreement for the next three years worth $30,000, which will be used to fund different youth sports equipment and activities.
“This is a great day and a great event,” said Brig. Gen. Thomas A. Gorry, commanding general of Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. “Those of us who have kids know how important youth sports can be for our young people. I have four kids, and they started out in MCCS youth sports. My son went on to play football in Europe, and his football days started in youth sports. My daughter also plays soccer in college, and she started in youth sports as well.”
David Bennet, the senior vice president of Sodexo East Government Services, presented the check to John Sollis, assistant chief of staff for Marine Corps Community Services, Marine Corps Installations East – Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, who was representing MCCS.
“Sodexo is committed to supporting to the health of our youth,” said Bennet. We realize by supporting the Marines, sailors and their families, we are also supporting so many young men and women who serve. We are also proud to be a service provider for the mess halls in the Marine Corps since 2002. We look forward to a long, continued relationship with MCCS here at Camp Lejeune.”
Marine Corps Community Services gladly accepted the donation and looks forward to putting it to good future use.