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The Salvation Army to Rededicate Remodeled Boys and Girls Club in Garland
The Salvation Army will rededicate a newly remodeled Boys & Girls Club at its community center in Garland, Texas on Wednesday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m.
The ceremony is expected to be attended by members of The Salvation Army’s local council in Garland, as well as other dignitaries. A representative of the Garland Chamber of Commerce will deliver an address at the occasion.
The remodeling of the facilities was supported by the Dallas Cowboys, which donated $27,000, and The Salvation Army Dallas Women's Auxiliary providing $20,000. The entire project cost $85,000.
It involved the replacement of the 22-year old rubberized sports court floor with a college-rated wood grain floor that is lined to accommodate basketball, indoor soccer and volleyball. The front desk area, bathrooms and reading room were also upgraded, as well as snack and drink vending machines installed. The upgrade will make it possible for the center to host youth leagues and expanded training programs in the three sporting disciplines.
The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club provides services for at-risk children and youth in the community. They include after school programs, reading and homework assistance, sports, and summer day camp. The services also help to reinforce character development and nurture children into responsible citizens.