Dubois couple honored for long-standing support of youth

(Dubois, WY) – They were among the first Dubois residents to get on board with a group of concerned citizens to provide a safe outlet for its youngsters. Bob and Mary Lou McGee were honored for their vision and support of Dubois Youth Activities (DYA), which later became the Boys & Girls Club of Dubois, at a Breakfast hosted by the Club on June 23 at the Dennison Lodge. Their giving spirit and compassionate hearts inspired this quiet community to give more than $71,000 to support the operations of the Boys & Girls Club.

The McGees humbly and quietly contribute to many worthy causes in the Dunoir Valley in addition to national and international causes. Their investment in youth goes back to the beginning of DYA and through today where they have provided crucial consistent financial support. At the Breakfast, the McGees committed to a generous pledge toward the annual operating budget of $167,000 of the Dubois Club. 

“With the emphasis on teaching values, ethics, leadership, and outdoor skills to Dubois young people, this organization is something we both admire and supporting it is one of the best decisions we’ve ever made,” said Bob McGee.

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Following a 38-year career in oil and gas, Bob and Mary Lou have enjoyed calling Lazy G and Dubois home during the summer.

Featured speaker, entrepreneur Jason Kintzler shared a message of encouraging and empowering kids to pursue their interests and passions as the careers available to them in the future may not even be invented yet. Kintlzer is a true Wyoming entrepreneurial pioneer.  He is the founder and CEO of Dubois-based, Lifekey, a wearable technology designed to bring personal safety and convenience to active people and pets. He’s also the creator of County 10 and Buckrail, which he developed while CEO of Pitchengine, a PR software company he founded that has served more than 50,000 brands worldwide. Jason currently serves on the Wyoming Business Council Board of Directors, Dubois Drive, and SageWest Healthcare.

The Boys & Girls Club of Dubois opened in 2008, serving youth ages 5-18. In 2019, it merged with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming becoming the organization’s 10th branch site. The Boys & Girls Club of Dubois offers a safe place for children during out of school time, including after school and during the summer. The Club currently serves 89 youth.

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