Carson City – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada celebrated the grand re-opening of its new secure entrance with a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at its Carson City Clubhouse.
Katie Leao, chief professional officer for the Club, said the new entrance offers a protected entry and exit point for members, parents, vendors and community members, as well as providing broad reaching benefits.
“This entryway is inviting, secure and provides a more efficient system for the check-in and checkout process,” Leao said “Additional security measures will give us the ability to have a 360-degree view of daily operations at the Club.”
The $150,000 project was funded through a combination of local donors and community partners including The Lowe’s Foundation, The William N. Pennington Foundation, Steve and Wendy Kaplan, The Estelle J.Kelsey Foundation, Rudy Staedler and Friends of the Club.
Through their Renovation Across the Nation grant, The Lowe’s Foundation donated $50,000. This program has given $5 million to Boys & Girls Clubs across 50 states in the past two years. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada was the only Club chosen in Nevada to receive the grant.
The William N. Pennington Foundation’s grant upgraded security measures at the entrance including a state-of-the-art security system with cameras, a monitoring system, improved two-way communication devices and a lock down system that removes direct line of sight into the club and offices.
“In 2015, we had 260 kids coming through our doors and now we have well over 400,” Leao said. “This was the perfect time to increase security measures and to continue our mission of safety, which we take very seriously.”
The entrance was designed by Berger-Hannafin Architects and built by Miles Construction with the help of numerous local subcontractors including Briggs Electric, BW Cabinets and Doors, Capital Glass, Protec Finishes, B&C Cabinets & Millwork, Legacy Fire Services, Rick’s Floor Covering, Olson Heating and Air Conditioning, Lowe’s, Valspar Paint and United Rentals.
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About The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, having been a cornerstone of the community since opening its doors in 1993. Serving over 400 youth per day, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada provides a safe, structured and positive environment for young people after school, during holidays and summer vacation in six locations around Carson City and Douglas County. For more information, please visit www.bgcwn.org.
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