HAVE WE MENTIONED HOW MUCH WE LOVE OUR COMMUNITY?
October 17, 2014 (Meridian, Idaho) – Meridian Mayor Tammy de Weerd and Gardner Company COO, Tommy Ahlquist, the Capital Campaign co-chairs for the new Meridian Clubhouse, hosted an open house/press event Thursday afternoon to describe the progress of the Capital Campaign and review the design of the new Meridian Clubhouse expansion, which includes a new gymnasium, teen center and remodeled education center.
“We are truly blessed to have two such outstanding community leaders driving one of the most important Capital Campaigns in the Treasure Valley,” said Executive Director Colleen Braga.
Braga was referring to the Clubhouse expansion that will sit adjacent to the current Meridian Clubhouse located at 911 North Meridian Road.
“We currently serve 225 children between the ages of 6-18, Monday through Friday and serve a meal to each of them every day at 4:30pm. In the summer, that number goes up to 280. Every summer, we have a waiting list of at least 100 more children that would benefit from the safe, healthy and academically based environment offered by Boys & Girls Clubs in Ada County,” she added.
Mayor de Weerd said “we have reached 70% of our goal through a combination of cash and in-kind construction donations. The City of Meridian contributed $500,000 toward the project.
Ahlquist, with the Gardner Company, said several building contractors have contributed time and money with a projected construction timetable to begin early spring to be completed by fall of 2015.
During the 4:30pm event, Boise Hunter Homes donated $30,000, Mountain West Bank gave $12,000 and Zion’s Bank pitched in an outdoor bronze statue valued at $8,000.
For more information or to contribute to the Capital Campaign contact Jodi at (208) 639-3162 or email at Jodi@adaclubs.org.