Region – Darline Yatim, the owner of the Shrewsbury Health & Racquet Club (SHARC), was named as the? recipient of the Corridor Nine Chamber of Commerce “Champions of Education” award at the chamber's March 28 meeting.
According to a press release, SHARC initially formed initial partnerships with the Beal Early Childhood Center and Parker Road Preschool in Shrewsbury as the result of the Corridor 9 School/Business Partnership Committee. The club is continuing to actively reach out to the local schools in an effort to its commitment to promoting active, healthy lifestyles in the communities they serve.
SHARC officials noted they were “grateful that the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce fosters this opportunity for businesses to connect with the schools in our community.? At a time when our schools are experiencing significant budget cuts and program eliminations, local businesses may have resources, staff and creative strategies to assist the schools with academic programs, sponsorships and donations.
“For through active School/Business partnerships we all will witness positive results in the form of strong educational foundations, innovative, creative students and a thriving economic environment where both our schools and our businesses will benefit.”