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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County Launches $1m GREAT FUTURES Campaign

 

Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County
P.O. Box 812
Greeley, CO 80632
www.bgcweld.org
Contact: Amy Sarrazin, Director of Advancement & Communication
asarrazin@bgcweld.org
(970) 353-1278

Greeley, CO, Tuesday, July 14, 2015—Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County announces the kickoff of its 2015 GREAT FUTURES campaign for renovations to the Jerry Pawl Clubhouse located at 2400 1st Ave as well as a joint effort with the Thompson River Parks & Recreation District in Milliken for a 20 year agreed upon use of the new rec center currently in construction phase and set to open March 2016. This campaign will also include about $380,000 in Club program support with individual annual naming rights for Club programs. These endeavors will allow the Clubs to fulfil our mission to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens as well as helping the Clubs to serve an additional 140-165 youth a day in our Weld County service communities.

The renovations that are being done by Hensel Phelps who is donating a lot of the services, man hours and supplies at the Pawl Clubhouse include: a newly constructed and expanded teen center with room for 50 teens, an upgraded and secure entryway into the building, meeting space and a larger more equipped music room. BGCWC Board Member and Campaign Chair, Jeff Wenaas notes, “The children of today will mold tomorrow’s future. We owe them the best opportunities available. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County betters the lives of its members.”

The newly constructed rec center will have a mix of specialized program spaces including a tech lab and teen lounge as well as access to larger public spaces like gymnasiums and soccer fields. The new rec center will give us expanded and improved program spaces to adequately serve over 130 youth each day.

The changes being made at the Pawl Clubhouse and the addition of the new rec center in Milliken will allow BGCWC to serve even more Weld County youth and serve them more effectively in a safer and more efficient way every day. For more information on how you or your company can be involved with this campaign including naming rights please contact Todd Bale at 970.573.6729 or tbale@bgcweld.org.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Weld County

The BGCWC, founded in 1964, seeks to inspire and enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. BGCWC has five program facilities in Weld County that have over 2400 members ages 6-18 and have over 450 youth in attendance each day. They provide a holistic youth development program experience in an attempt to create academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship in each Weld County member and boast a 100% high school graduation rate!

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