The Boys & Girls Club has announced its first two inductees into the Cawood Ledford League.
The inaugural inductee is Cawood Ledford’s widow, Frances Ledford.
She allowed the Harlan County Boys & Girls Club the use of her husband’s name for the club facility in the Fairview section of Harlan.
Mrs. Ledford has served on the board of trustees for the club since it was chartered in 2003. Since that time, she had donated many items of memorabilia for club auctions and for the walls of the club.
Also inducted into the league is Greta Adkins.
Adkins first became involved in the club when her grandsons started attending several years ago. Through them, she took an active interest in the needs of the club and the children it serves. The facility was without an automated external defibrillator (AED) machine, so Adkins donated the funds to purchase this lifesaving device.
She was also instrumental in the Boys & Girls Club’s “Lego Drive,” ensuring the Cclub had enough building blocks for a Lego table, and regularly contributes toys to the club’s annual family Christmas dinner.
“Through the generosity of these two ladies, our mission has been furthered and the lives of many children in Harlan County have been bettered,” states Club CEO Kateena Haynes.
“We are very fortunate to have these wonderful community-minded women support our mission,’ Haynes added.
The Cawood Ledford League was established in 2016 as a means to recognize friends of the Boys & Girls Club who have gone to great lengths to help support and further the club’s efforts to change young lives in Harlan County.
Becoming a member of the league, named for famed UK sportscaster Cawood Ledford, is the highest honor the club can bestow.
For more information about the Boys & Girls Club or the Cawood Ledford League, call 606-573-0960.