Open House at Boys & Girls Club is Thursday, 4:30-6:00 p.m.

The Board of Directors, staff, and volunteers of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Cairo-Grady County invite the community to attend a free open house event on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Drop by to enjoy complimentary refreshments and learn about the Club’s life-changing programs and services for children while touring its Holder Park facility located at 101 Sixth Street, SW.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cairo-Grady County is hosting the open house in tandem with its recently launched Annual Support Campaign to support operations of its after-school and summer programs for youth ages 6-18. The campaign takes place once a year and allows businesses and individuals the opportunity to make a financial contribution to support the important work of the Club.
“I am very excited to be this year’s annual campaign chair and be on the Board of such a great organization that positively impacts the lives of youth and their families as well as the entire community,” said Chadd Mathis, campaign chair.  
“I look forward to working with our community organizations, businesses and individuals to help raise the funds for our budget requirement this year.”
The Club opened its doors in December 2009 and has successfully operated at full capacity since. Children receive the opportunity to grow and learn in a positive, encouraging environment while attending the Boys & Girls Club. More than 95 youth are served after school on a daily basis and over 125 all day during the summertime.
The Cairo Boys & Girls Club’s mission is to empower local youth ages 6-18 to become productive citizens and leaders of the community by enhancing educational skills and recognizing the positive aspects and importance of cultural diversity, good citizenship, civility, and sportsmanship within a nurturing environment. The Club aims to help youth improve their lives by building self-esteem, values and skills during the formidable years of ages 6-18. The Club is open weekdays and provides daily assistance with homework, as well as opportunities for youth to participate in various activities including dance programs, sports, Girl Scouts and mentoring after school and all day during the summer months.
“I encourage everyone in the community to join us on Aug. 2 to learn about the Club and how it positively impacts Cairo and Grady County,” said Nola Daughtry, board chair.
For more information about the Cairo-Grady County Boys & Girls Club, its Annual Support Campaign or open house event,  call 378-3099.

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