Girls On The Run Northeast Tennessee receives $10,000 grant from local State Farm Agent

Published 3:16 pm Monday, May 23, 2022

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Johnson City State Farm agent Sheila Wandell has demonstrated many times what it means to be a “Good Neighbor” by helping her community. On May 12, Wandell presented a $10,000 grant from State Farm® to Girls On The Run Northeast Tennessee as part of the company’s Outstanding Community Engagement program.

As part of State Farm’s 100th anniversary, the company is spending the year recognizing those employees and agents who spread the Good Neighbor spirit throughout their communities. Girls On The Run was selected by Wandell as part of her recognition for being 1 of 100 agents nationwide who were nominated and selected for their outstanding community engagement.

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“At State Farm, we are committed to helping build stronger communities,” said Wandell, who presented the check with her husband Ken, a State Farm agent in Elizabethton. “For me, it’s not enough to simply say we’re a Good Neighbor, we embrace the responsibility to make this community better by being a part of a solution.”

Organized in 2007, Girls on the Run offers a physical activity-based and positive youth development program designed to enhance girls’ social, psychological, and physical skills/behaviors to successfully navigate life experiences. Serving close to 12,000 girls to date, the program combines fun and engaging running games with dynamic discussions to teach life skills to girls in 3rd-8th grade.