South Sebastian County Boys and Girls Club of Greenwood – Part 1

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Many think this club is just a place for baseball leagues. However, there’s much more to the services that they provide to children in our area.

There have been local misconceptions about how this non-profit organization operates, the services they provide and how much they care for your children.

Therefore, I recently took an unplanned visit to see what this club is all about and give you an indication of their viability.

I sat down and talked with Kenny Sunde, the Executive Director of the South Sebastian County Boys and Girls Club to talk about what they do, how they function and what we as a community can do to help so that our children, your children, are taken care of, learn, receive homework help, and have fun.

This August will be the first fee increase since 2005. Their new fees are competitive with, and less than, other Boys and Girls Clubs in the area. Most kids play multiple sports and is currently $40 for each sport for the season; tournament fees will be an additional fee based upon the sport and tournament.

After-school care until 6pm week nights will be $80/month starting in August and includes sports training, snacks, mentors, arts and crafts, homework assistance and more. Before-school care will start then, as well, and will be $40/month and they will get your child to school on time. Please be sure and register your child before May 17 for before-school or after-school care.

Kenny said they are reviewing plans to accept children from outside of the Greenwood school district. Currently, there are over 100 kids that come to the after-school program.

There will be a free Home Run Health Fair happening tomorrow Saturday, May 11 from 11am-2pm for kids, adults and senior citizens with games and food. There will be CPR classes, training, health screenings and the fire department and police department will be there. Donations will be accepted and appreciated. There will also be a big cash prize, IPad, IPad mini giveaway and some door prizes, sponsored by a local business.

Be sure and watch for the continuation articles Part 2 and Part 3 of the South Sebastian County Boys and Girls Club in Greenwood. Consider taking a visit and seeing for yourself how much the children enjoy themselves and how much they are cared for.

Contact Katrina and ask how you can help make the children’s experience even greater. The club is right outside of Greenwood on Hester Cut off of Highway 71.

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