Force For Good - Pasco, USA

Title: Boys and Girls Club

Duration: 1:39 minutes


In honor of their daughter, Shell wholesalers, Marilee and Craig Eerkes, along with Shell raised $4.3 million to build a Boys and Girls Club for at-risk children.

Boys and Girls Club Transcript

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Creating Better Futures In Our Communities

Marilee Eerkes: Years ago, our son started a golf tournament in memory of our daughter Laura. We decided Boys and Girls Club was a great place for the proceeds to go.

Craig Eerkes: Our daughter was very passionate about kids. And we looked at areas where we could help and where there was a genuine need and the Boys and Girls Club fit that perfectly.

Brian Ace: This club was intentionally put here to serve those kids in an at-risk neighborhood to be a secondary home. An outlet for their energy. Sun Pacific and the Eerkes family really took the lead on our capital campaign to build this clubhouse.

Chris Eerkes: I watched these kids come in and it's just amazing to see how they’ve bought into this club. How they’ve taken ownership in the club.

Jose Torres: The Boys and Girls Club offers an opportunity for many people to discover who they are and what they want to pursue in life. It was just a great thing knowing that people can accept me for who I am.

Lia Severson: Through my years of coming to the Boys and Girls Club, I’ve really opened up and found who I am as a person. And I want to help make a difference in the world.

Marilee Eerkes: This is a community where people jump in and get involved. In this case, many of them shared their treasures. This was a real ground swell of public help here.

Craig Eerkes: We along with the help of Shell raised four point three million dollars in ninety-three days. It’s really special. We’re the Eerkes family, and together, we’re a force for good.

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Together we are a force for good

  1. Shell is committed to being a Force for Good by creating strong relationships with partners and customers to bring positive change in local communities. We are constantly exploring what matter most to our customers, and want to highlight the good our Shell Wholesalers are doing in the communities in which they live and operate. TOGETHER, we are a Force for Good.
Shell is a Force for Good

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