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Boys Town Foster Family Services named Community Organization of the Night

​​​For the past five years, Boys Town Foster Family Services has been chosen by the Omaha Storm Chasers to be recognized as Community Organization of the Night at Werner Park. This event is a great opportunity to promote non-profit organizations within Omaha to residents and recognize them for their hard work and outstanding contributions to the community.

This year, on July 17, the Omaha Storm Chasers offered ​Boys Town Foster Family Services the chance to yet again be named Community Organization of the Night. Boys Town was given the opportunity to connect with the community and promote the positive work they do in the Omaha and surrounding areas. As Community Organization of the Night, Boys Town Foster Family Services was able to hand out information on Foster Care and 900 water bottles which proved to be very useful in the July heat.

Matthew Priest, Director of Foster Family Services, was interviewed on the field before the game and during the third inning in the broadcast booth. He was also honored with the task of throwing the first pitch to start the game.

“Despite the warm weather and my first pitch soaring above the catcher’s head, our foster families had a wonderful time and it was great exposure for our program. We appreciate the partnership of the Omaha Storm Chasers and look forward to planning future events!” Priest said.

In attendance among the 4,867 were 100 foster parents and children from Boys Towns Foster Family Services. Boys Town provided foster parents and children with tickets to attend the baseball game and a free lunch to enjoy.

The event helped communicate the need for foster parenting in the community and the process of how to become a Boys Town Foster Parent. “Foster Care is a great way to make a difference in the lives of children and families in your own home,” Matthew Priest said.

Boys Town would like to thank the Omaha Storm Chasers for providing us with the opportunity to spread awareness of our programs and services.

If you are interested in being a Foster Parent, please call 402-498-3036 to learn more.