On Wednesday, July 20, the initiative made its way to Adamsville Recreation Center to present a $50,000 prize that will go toward renovation. The facility serves the predominately black Adamsville neighborhood and features athletic, cultural and artistic activities for the youth and senior citizens.
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Bowen spoke to rolling out magazine about her partnership with Maxwell House and the importance of volunteering.
“I was approached by Maxwell House because I’m a fan of volunteerism,” Bowen said. “It gives everyone a chance to contribute to something important. I’m a big fan of the kids here. This is where they hang out and take swimming classes, dance, do paintings and other sports. The kids will really tell you what they like. I encourage people to volunteer more. If this gets people to understand what’s going on in their community, it’s a great thing.” –amir shaw