For 41 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of young people.  Their programs and services promote and enhance the development of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

In the aftermath of the 2014 fire that destroyed the Roosevelt Early Childhood Education Center, the Boys & Girls Club was robbed of a gym that they shared with Roosevelt for two decades.  The Boys & Girls Club worked tirelessly since the fire to devise a plan to replace the gym for Roosevelt Club Members.
Although the district has decided to renovate the building to house alternative education programs, the availability of its 4,500 square-foot gym for Club programs was unclear. Therefore, the board resolved to build a new gym on the west side of the Roosevelt Club.

The new gym provides a dedicated space to teach kids the value of an active lifestyle.  They learn the importance of self-discipline and team building.  They build skills and confidence and experience the satisfaction of being a part of something bigger than themselves.

Project Features:
5,487 square-foot gym
1,860 square feet of multi-purpose program space
Completion December 2015

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Photo: Boys & Girls Club’s Executive Director Mark Sakry breaks ground with the project’s key in-kind construction project donors and architect. (Left to right) Board President Matt Nikodym; Dan Tideman, GLT Architects; Matt McDowall and John McDowall, McDowall Company; Norm Skalicky, Stearns Bank; Dan Miller, Miller Architects & Builders; Mark Sakry; Andy Fritz, El-Jay Plumbing & Heating; and Andrew Goulet, Miller Architects & Builders.