Born to be Wild

borntobewild1One of the South Sound’s premier events, Born to be Wild, hosted 625 community-minded movers and shakers at this year’s event. During the Fund-a-Kid portion of the evening, a testimonial was given by Club Kid Mara Harris and her mother, Heather. They spoke about the Club’s positive impacts on their lives—especially during hard times—and how Mara has been able to plan for her future due to all of the experiences she has had at the Club. Because of their efforts, the event was able to raise $150,000 for Fund-a-Kid. The total proceeds raised were $475,000. The funds directly support the operations of the Clubs, serving over 2,500 low income kids annually in Thurston County. Programs emphasize three core outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.