Representing the West End Rotary Club (WERC) Jim Mannello, chairman of the Bear 5k run and Jill Rehrig, president, presented a check for $1,200 to Girls on the Run, a nonprofit organization. It is a transformational learning program for 8 to 13 year-old girls that teach life skills through dynamic, conversation-based lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5k running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness. Accepting the check from Girls on the Run was center, Dolores Everett, council director. "Thank you. We will use the money for scholarships for girls in need," she said.