The Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand began a campaign to build a youth center to benefit the youth in our area and are luck to have some great support.
NBA Player and Myrtle Beach High School Alumnus, Ramon Sessions, is partnering with the Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand. Together, they are launching their capital campaign to raise funds for the construction of a new building complete with educational space, media center, technology lab and a gymnasium with a full basketball court. Ramon Sessions will not only be a lead contributor, but plans to be involved in the entire process and with the youth and teens the center will serve. A new building will enable the Club to serve more youth and teens in the Grand Strand, as well as provide them with more opportunities to reach their full potential.
In another move, Burroughs & Chapin have stepped up to the plate by agreeing to donate 1.78 acres of land in the T. Washington district of Myrtle Beach to serve as the new home for the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand! The new facility to be built on this site will make it possible for both the Teen Program and the Youth Center to operate in a centralized location and to provide services that promote education, character, leadership development, recreation and healthy lifestyles. It will be named the Burroughs & Chapin Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand.
Wow, what a great community!!
“As a part of our initiative to provide a safe place for youth and teens to have fun while learning, the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand has launched a $1.8 million Building Campaign,” said Dionne Buonto, chief executive officer of Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand. “Burroughs & Chapin’s generous donation of 1.78 acres is a huge shot in the arm for us in bringing these plans to life. We’re grateful as well for the support of the Brittain Family and Charlotte Hornets player Ramon Sessions. While we’re off to a great start, additional major donors are needed and opportunities for naming designations are available. Our goal is to raise the funds necessary to complete construction of the new facility by the fall of 2018.”
“Burroughs & Chapin recognizes the importance of helping the Boys and Girls Club of the Grand Strand in its mission to have a long lasting, positive impact on the quality of life of youth in our community,” said Jim Apple, president and chief executive officer of Burroughs & Chapin. “This gift represents a continuation of B&C’s long and unique history of philanthropic giving to the Grand Strand area. We believe in the value of the proposed new facility and are pleased to be able to make a major contribution to the fulfillment of that vision.”