Hot gummies, electric shocks: ‘Whatever It Takes’ to help local kids

KENNEWICK, Wash. — Local credit unions are doing “whatever it takes” to fund the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties.

Representatives from HAPO Comunity Credit Union, Gesa Credit Union and Numerica Credit Union ate “the world’s hottest gummy bear” last week during an online game show hosted by the Boys & Girls Club called “Whatever It Takes.”

On Thursday, the contestants played “Shocktato,” a hot-potato game during which a toy potato gives sudden electric shocks.

The credit union reps will keep doing “whatever it takes” for kids, and ask you to join in by sponsoring a contestant and making a donation. Your donation will not only be matched, it will be tripled by the credit unions to benefit the club.

The Boys & Girls Club has helped more than 10,000 kids and families during the pandemic. The organization relies on donations and corporate contributions to support local children, teens, and families.

HAPO, Gesa and Numerica ask that you donate through and stay tuned: employees will be “braving disgusting bowls of mystery items in the blindfolded box contest” next week.

The third and final challenge will air live on the Boys & Girls Club of Benton and Franklin Counties’ Facebook page and YouTube channel Thursday, April 29, at 1:30 p.m.