Thursday, April 28, 2016

Boys & Girls Clubs Expand Their Partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings

An accomplished Utah-based insurance professional with over 25 years of experience, Val Stratford serves as the president of Stratford Insurance Group, Inc., in Layton. Over the course of his career, Val Stratford has balanced his activities at work with various charitable endeavors. He is a longtime supporter of several organizations, including his local Boys & Girls Club.

In a recent press release, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America announced that it is expanding its partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings to provide Club members with more sports-based experiences. Boys & Girls Clubs across the country will benefit from the expanded partnership, which will direct more than $10 million to Club activities that promote sportsmanship, teamwork, and physical fitness.

Since 2013, the Boys & Girls Clubs and Buffalo Wild Wings have partnered to implement the restaurant chain’s signature charitable program, Team Up for Kids. The new agreement expands this partnership through 2020 and will help ensure that more Club kids benefit from participating in team sports.                            

Thursday, April 7, 2016

The Layton Community Action Council and Layton Youth Council

As president, Val Stratford oversees the work of the Stratford Insurance Group, his rapidly growing insurance company in Layton, Utah. Val Stratford volunteers actively in his community, giving time to the Layton Rotary Club and serving as the executive director of the Layton Community Action Council.

The Layton Community Action Council brings together civic-minded residents and the young leaders of tomorrow to serve the people of Layton, Utah. The Layton Youth Council is an offshoot of the Action Council. It is open to Layton-area residents aged 13 to 18 who would like to make a difference in their community. All of the Youth Council’s activities and service projects are orchestrated and directed by these teenagers.

Youth Council members serve at least 50 hours annually. Past projects have included throwing a prom at the Autumn Glow Senior Center, fundraisers for the Davis County Domestic Violence Shelter, and creating emergency preparedness kits for local officials.