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rinity businessman holds fundraiser to invest in community children

Dominic Diamond, owner of Diamond Contracting in Trinity, TX, ended 2016 with one last bout of charity work for the community on Friday, Dec. 30.

Diamond hosted a “Fight Night” event at his home and private, pirate-themed bar, “The Kraken” to raise money for the Trinity branch of the Boys & Girls Club. The event included young adult fun, complete with music, dancing, games, beverages, and several screens displaying the highly anticipated Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 207 between Rhonda Rousey and Amanda Nunes. 

“I am trying to raise awareness for the Boys and Girls Club in a creative way,” Diamond said.

The Kraken, Diamond said, has been used for personal pleasure as well as for hosting similar events to “Fight Night” for fundraising purposes since building it in 2015.

The event raised over $1,900, which will be used to support the various programs that the Boys & Girl Club offers. The Trinity branch of the Boys & Girls Club of America has helped numerous area children with their programs, and remains a pillar of the community. 

Diamond has contributed to the community with various types of charity work since moving to Trinity in 2002, including but not limited to completing thousands of dollars worth of work for a local Vietnam veteran who desperately needed a new roof. 

The Boys and Girls Club is important to Diamond, and he believes it’s one of the best ways to invest in the community. He became a board member in Spring 2016.

“If we invest in the kids, spend more time with them, make more opportunity for them here – the kids that are going to stay here… are going to take on trades and take on business,” Diamond said. “You need to shop local… because… what is the town without these little businesses? My whole outlook is… we need to support local people, local businesses, and the children.”

The local Boys & Girls Club began in 2001, and currently serves over 90 children. Their mission, according to President of the Boys & Girls Club, Rich Chamberlin, is to “inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.”

To help support the Boys & Girls Club, call Executive Assistant Andrea Thrasher at 936-594-0778.