Operation Round Up grants making a difference

November 7, 2017

 • BY Rob Ford

Recent Operation Round Up Grants to the Lafayette Family YMCA Preschool and Central Catholic High School Athletic Association are making a difference in our communities.

Lafayette Family YMCA Preschool

Lafayette Family YMCA Preschool

The Lafayette Family YMCA Preschool stopped by to present a thank you to members of the Operation Round Up board. An April 2017 grant helped purchase activity tables, chairs, high chairs, infant swing and bouncy seats for meals, play, and rest.

Central Catholic High School Athletic Association

Lafayette Family YMCA Preschool

Lafayette Family YMCA Preschool

An April 2016 Operation Round Up grant helped Central Catholic High School Athletic Association rebuild dugouts at Jimmy DeBoy Field 51. Several teams from throughout Greater Lafayette were able to host games and the first tournament ever on Field 51. Today, the facility is used almost daily as a practice facility for many teams associated with Lafayette Youth Baseball.

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Rob Ford

Rob Ford

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Rob Ford is Tipmont and Wintek's communication director, a role he's held since 2015.

Rob has a bachelor's and a master's in Communication from Purdue University. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and three children and has a life-sized Yoda statue in his office. Away from the office, you’ll find Rob working on his golf swing, jump shot, or hope for a Purdue basketball national title – all futile endeavors.

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