NEW TOWN Questar Corp., an oil company from Denver, donated $10,000 on Monday to the Three Affiliated Tribes Boys and Girls Club.
Vincent Rigatti, general manager of Questar Legacy Divison for the Rocky Mountain Region, presented the check to El Marie Conklin, of the Boys and Girls Club board of directors.
Rigatti said they are "very happy to have the opportunity to help the kids at the Boys and Girls Club."
Questar Corp. presented a $10,000 check Monday to the Three Affiliated Tribes Boys and Girls Club. Back row, from left, are: John Nagel and Jon Smith, students; El Marie Conklin, of the Boys and Girls Club board of directors; Vincent Rigatti, general manager of Questar Legacy Divison for the Rocky Mountain Region; and Emilio Rios, student. Front row, from left, are: Ryan Eagle, Boys and Girls Club assistant executive director; Kirsten Morsette, Boys and Girls Club New Town unit director; Kirah Morsette, Maddie Weigum, in front, Kobe Morsette and Maggie Weigum, all students; Emily K. Kelley, Questar communications specialist; and Brittany Ten Bears, student.
Questar is drilling its first well on the Fort Berthold Reservation at a site south of Parshall.
Rigatti said the company decided to make a donation to the Boys and Girls Club after a visit he had with Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Marcus Wells Jr. Rigatti stated that the company likes to get involved in communities and to give back to the community.
The money donated to the Boys and Girls Club can be used as the organization wishes. The Three Affiliated Tribes Boys and Girls Club has its headquarters in New Town in the Northern Lights community building. The club has satellite groups in each community on the reservation.
Conklin said the organization provides direct services to youth across the reservation. The activities range from recreational to educational and also anti-drug and alcohol awareness initiatives, she said.
Rigatti and Emily K. Kelley, Questar communications specialist, also took a tour Monday of the Boys and Girls Club headquarters, accompanied by some of the club members.