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No. 48 Lowe's road crew helps beautify Boys & Girls Club

By Gray Caldwell

ADRIAN, Mich.— The day before practice began at Michigan International Speedway, the No. 48 Lowe's road crew made a pit stop.

Alongside Lowe's Home Improvement, the crew helped renovate the entrace to the Boys & Girls Club of Lenawee.

The renovation focused on landscaping, and by the end of the afternoon, the club had a brand new rain garden.

"We have the best pit crew out there with our team 48, and I think that they're going to do a great job," said Sarah Verlinde, store manager of Lowe's of Adrian, as the event was kicking off. "I can see them already digging in and partnering up with the kids and they're doing awesome."

Lowe's support of Boys & Girls Clubs is centered around ensuring that local clubs remain safe and inviting places for the youth who need them most.

This year alone, Lowe's awarded a $1 million donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Lowe's grants of up to $50,000 per club will fund repairs and upgrades at 20 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

The theme of Thursday's improvement project was teamwork, as the children chipped in during the renovation as well. Afterward, the crew spent time with some of the kids from the club.

"We talk about teamwork all the time at our stores, and I think the teamwork we see with our racing team is second-to-none," Verlinde said. "Instilling that in our youth is priceless. It's something that's going to carry them all the way through their lives."

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