Group 1001 and Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Transform Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Kendall Club Location

Miami, Florida (Jan. 10, 2024) – The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation (CRSF), in partnership with Delaware Life Insurance, a Group 1001 company, started 2024 with a volunteer enhancement project at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Kendall Club location. Approximately 50 Delaware Life employees rolled up their sleeves this afternoon, completely revamping the Kendall Club’s youth spaces.

“Watching today’s efforts and subsequent transformation serves as a reminder of the difference a group of invested volunteers can make. We’re passionate about making a positive difference in the communities we serve,” said Colin Lake, President and CEO of Delaware Life Marketing. “The Boys & Girls Club provides a safe space for youth to learn and connect with others. It felt great to lend them a hand today.”

Volunteers worked to remodel the Kendall Club’s multi-purpose room, game room, athletic storage areas, and several classrooms with new furniture, flooring, paint, and other upgrades.

“We’re grateful for all the work that Delaware Life and the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation did today,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, President of The Boys & Girls Club of Miami-Dade. “Their gift is a game changer for the kids and our staff. It's just an amazing before and after that will have a direct impact the organization has on kids.”

The enhancement project was made possible through CRSF’s five-year, $5 million partnership with Zionsville-based Group 1001. The gift, provided by Group 1001 in 2022, supports the Foundation’s initiative to assist underserved communities across the country.

“Our mission is to help strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children and addressing community needs," said Steve Salem, President and CEO of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation. "We're grateful for our partnership with Group 1001 and Delaware Life Insurance. We know their volunteer efforts will help make a difference for the kids.”

About the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation:

The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation helps to strengthen America’s most underserved and distressed communities by supporting and advocating for children, building Youth Development Parks and STEM Centers, partnering with law enforcement and youth-service agencies, and addressing community needs through its national program initiatives. CRSF has opened 431 STEM Centers nationwide, gifting children in communities across the country a new access to state-of-the-art technology, hands-on learning experiences, and skill sets essential to the future of STEM. 

About Delaware Life:

Delaware Life Insurance Company (“Delaware Life”), a Group 1001 company, has made its mission to deliver pure value to its network of financial professionals with a set of tools and products that help them empower their clients to plan for retirement with confidence. Delaware Life’s focus is delivering a seamless experience that gives clients exactly what they’re looking for: the comfort of understanding, the confidence of transparency, and streamlined products without needless features. 

About Group 1001:

Group 1001 is a collective that empowers companies to create positive growth. Everything we do is designed to help individuals and communities thrive. Our insurance and annuities make financial products easy to understand and accessible to all. Our online investing platform gives individuals control over their savings and their futures. Our technology and innovation help companies succeed. And our strategic partnerships bring people together through education and sports. Because we all have the power to grow better.

As of September 30, 2023, Group 1001 had more than 1,200 employees and combined assets under management of $59.8 billion, serving more than 950,000 customers. It comprises the following brands: Delaware Life, Gainbridge®, Clear Spring Health, Clear Spring Property and Casualty Group, Clear Spring Life, and RVI Group, among others.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade:

Founded in 1946, Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade have been committed to improving the lives of all youth through mentorship, care, and educational programs designed to prepare them to become productive and caring citizens in the community.

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