HONOLULU – The Rotary Club of Honolulu will be celebrating 100 years of Service Above Self in 2015-16, and its more than 180 members have selected The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH)– Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse gymnasium renovation as their Centennial Community Service Project.
Boys & Girls Club members cheered when they learned that new floors, bleachers, backboards, scoreboard, judo mats and padding will be installed in time for the “Centennial Court” dedication. The project will be supported by a $150,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Honolulu, and Rotarians will play an important role in the project by providing volunteer time, effort and creativity. “The gymnasium renovation is a wonderful project for the community,” noted Rotary Club President-Elect Garrett Grace. “And we are thrilled that the Centennial Court dedication will coincide with the Spalding Clubhouse’s 40th year anniversary on May 3, 2016.”
BGCH Director Natalie Pawluk is excited to have been selected as recipient of the grant. “I am honored to know that the Rotary Club of Honolulu not only believes in our vision for the Spalding house, but wants to make that vision a reality.” Pawluk added, “By investing in our gymnasium and turning it into the state-of-the-art Centennial Court, our youth will know one very important thing: that the community believes they are worthy, valuable, and capable of great things.”
The Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii (BGCH) is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring Hawaii’s youth to become responsible citizens. BGCH serves 15,000 youth annual at 15 sites on Oahu and Kauai. BGCH provides children ages 7-17 with programs focusing on Academic Success, Good Character and Leadership, and Healthy Lifestyles. The Club provides a safe place to engage youth in fun activities with supportive mentors and peers, and expectations for success as adults.
For further information about the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii – Charles C. Spalding Clubhouse, please visit www.bgch.com or call 808-942-5111.