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Girl Scouts host a 24-hour treadmill-a-thon to top off capital campaign

Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma Board Chair, Diana Rogers Jaeger, is challenging the Oklahoma City community with a 24-hour treadmill-a-thon, presented by Planet Fitness on Northwest Expressway. Rogers Jaeger will run on the treadmill beginning at 6 a.m. on Feb. 21 and ending at 6 a.m. on Feb. 22 in an effort to increase awareness about the Girl Scouts’ capital campaign efforts to raise funding for the completion of Camp Trivera, their new urban camp in the metro.

Rogers Jaeger, a longtime Girl Scout volunteer and newly appointed board chair, has had a love of the outdoors since she was a young girl. From camping to hiking, adventure was and is part of her core.

“I credit my outdoor experiences as a girl into shaping me into the risk-taker and leader I am today,” said Rogers Jaeger. “ Camp Trivera will give the same opportunities to thousands of girls, allowing them to discover the leader within themselves. Trivera is much more than a camp. It houses a STEM Center that will expose girls to careers related to science, technology, engineering and math.Girl Scouts is creating the workforce of the future.”

Camp Trivera will sit on approximately 19 acres near the Oklahoma City Zoo Lake. This facility will act as a progression to overnight camping and give girls access to year round opportunities to get more comfortable in the outdoors. Girl Scouts of the USA has issued a challenge to get 2.5 million girls into the STEM pipeline by 2025. Camp Trivera is part of Western Oklahoma’s push to impact our local workforce.

“With Diana’s efforts and support from those willing to walk, run or cheer her on, we hope to raise the additional $200,000 in funds needed to top off our $12.2 million capital campaign,” said Melissa Pepper, chief development officer for Girl Scouts Western Oklahoma.

Planet Fitness on Northwest Expressway has agreed to not only donate space for the treadmill-a-thon but have also agreed to kick off Rogers Jaeger’s fundraising efforts with a sponsorship to Camp Trivera. If you are interested in supporting this effort or would like more information about Camp Trivera, please visit www.gswestok.org.

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