David Martin given Champion of Youth Award

Inaugural award one of many highlights at Wine, Cheese & Whimsy

GREEN BAY, Wis. – David Martin has gone above and beyond since joining the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay in 2017. He has served on several committees, including the facilities committee and the facilities and asset management integration workgroup, making it his mission to provide a high-quality space for kids to feel safe and welcomed.

During the 35th annual Wine, Cheese & Whimsy fundraising event on March 14, David was given the Boys & Girls Club’s inaugural Champion of Youth Award for his tireless efforts and commitment. The Champion of Youth Award is bestowed to an individual for exhibiting above-and-beyond service to the Boys & Girls Club.

David embodies what it means to be a servant leader and generously volunteers his personal and professional time. He serves on the board and various subcommittees, completes regular safety and facilities inspections, mentors and consults with staff and engages with youth and families at Clubhouses. He also contributes substantial in-kind support and his company’s (H.J. Martin and Son) personnel and resources to improve facilities.

In the last year alone, David and his employees at H.J. Martin and Son have volunteered over 100 hours to the Club’s mission. Through his community-minded approach, David also helped Club create relationships that led to new donors renovating the east side Club’s bathrooms and funding our strategic planning process.

David Martin receives inaugural Champion of Youth Award from Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay at Wine, Cheese & Whimsy.

During his time with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, David has remodeled the Clubhouses’ entryways and front desks, refinished the buildings’ flooring including pouring new concrete, patched one Club’s roof and repaired another’s parking lot and drainage area. In addition, he has replaced old exterior gym emergency doors and added new flooring and carpeting where needed.

Most recently, during the first year of the integration with the Boys & Girls Club of Door County, David and his team generously invested in the Hatch Center in Sturgeon Bay by enhancing the Club’s limited outdoor green space and play area for kids. David arranged and funded the construction to install outdoor turf so the space is more accessible and inviting and can be used year-round.

David’s support extends beyond the physical appearances of Club sites, as he also helped enhance the safety of our Clubs by installing new security cameras throughout both Clubhouses in Green Bay. In total, the value of David’s in-kind support since 2020 is approximately $150,000. David’s actions are both commendable and motivating. It is because of his leadership and integrity, our Club is better able to deliver our mission of providing safe spaces, caring mentors and quality programs for kids across the region.

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