High Point, NC, August 31, 2019– The Junior League of High Point recently held a Youth Empowerment Day celebration at the High Point Rockers’ ballpark. Youth from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater High Point, YWCA, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters were invited to participate in this community celebration. All youth in attendance received books from High Point LEAP, as well as participated in games, activities, and a service project coordinated by the Junior League of High Point.

ABOVE: League members include (from left to right): Sadie Leder Elder, Grace Lackey, Liz Shaver, Ashley Lansford

“We asked the boys and girls in attendance to help us create coloring books to be delivered to a children’s hospital,” says Dr. Sadie Leder Elder, President of the Junior League of High Point. “It is important for us to help children understand that service can fit into their lives and be an empowering experience.”

Members of the Junior League and community participated in the pre-game activities on Youth Empowerment Day. Liz Shaver threw out the opening pitch, Addison Beane sang the National Anthem, David Sweger met the umpires, and Thomas and William Cusick gave the Play Ball call. In addition, a special Youth Empowerment Day jersey was created by the Rockers and raffled off to support the Junior League of High Point’s youth initiatives.

The League would like to thank  for donating their suite to the invited youth from the Boys and Girls Club, YWCA, and Big Brothers, Big Sisters, as well as Old Dominion for their help securing seats for community members.


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