The Bristol Press – DK Movement brings sports equipment and art supplies to Cambridge Park
BRISTOL – DK Movement brought sports gear and art supplies to Bristol Cambridge Park Clubhouse’s Boys & Girls Club on Thursday to continue its mission of giving back to the community.
The owners of DK Movement clothing brands, Derek Jones and Kelly Houston, said they saw a post on social media saying children in the neighborhood could take advantage of the donation by bringing their first sports gear.
Among some of the activities he would like to get involved in in the neighborhood is bringing a group of like-minded fathers together to discuss the importance of working with youth and providing positive support. He remarked that when he was young he had lived in Cambridge Park for a while.
“It was nice to come down and see the facility and meet everyone and maybe implement some plans to get more resources for the facility,” Jones said. “I have a feeling fathers’ involvement will trickle down to a closer family unit because that’s missing. Some children don’t see their fathers very often.”
Both Houston and Jones said they thought it was important to talk to children about community leaders and what it takes to overcome individual adversity. Houston said she’s also open to working with local moms.
“The club staff and children are grateful for the donation. We will definitely be using the stocks for Cambridge Park this summer,” said Jay Maia, vice president of development at the Boys & Girls Club of Bristol.
Clubhouse staff said about 300 children a year can be cared for at the Cambridge Park site. The club works with students to teach academics, field trips, youth etiquette efforts, hygiene and more. There are around 190 units at Cambridge Park.