Chris Stoddard volunteers time with Boys and Girls Club

From Staff Reports

   Children who have benefited from spending time with Elizabethton-Carter County Boys and Girls Club volunteer, Chris Stoddard, presented him with a plaque and pizza party at the club on Wednesday afternoon.
   Stoddard has been a Boys and Girls Club volunteer for the past two years, three days a week. He is also a student at Moody Aviation and hopes to graduate in the spring 2005.
   "My experience at the Boys and Girls Club has been nothing but positive. I have loved every minute of my experience with each and every one of these kids. I love the fact that I get a chance to make a difference in the life of a child and see that difference expand beyond that child to others around him or her," Stoddard said.
   Chris spends his volunteer time helping children do homework and assisting with programs.
   This year, Chris coached one of the basketball squads that competed at the Boys and Girls Club.
   Stoddard plans to become a missionary pilot and help other missionaries fly to remote locations and also carry medical supplies.