Boys and Girls Club seeking support in annual campaign |

Boys and Girls Club seeking support in annual campaign

De-Anne Hooper
Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe board of directors are, from left, front row, Kathi Jensen, Sheila Hogan and Valerie Rudd. In back are Darryl Schue, Steve Rude, Dave Solaro, Don Muren and Duane Wallace. Not pictured are Mike Hambsch, Bobby King, Jon Hetherton, Fletcher Ingals, Mark Klover, Rhonda McFarlane, Gary Moore, Jorge Orozco, Carol Ribaudo, Jeff Tillman and Phil Weidinger.

The Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe kicks off its annual support campaign with a goal of raising $25,000 over the next several weeks. Funds will be used to support the club’s after-school and summer programs for youth ages 6 to 18.

The club provides a safe, wholesome environment for kids to have fun and learn under the supervision of trained caring adults. In an age of latchkey children and youth gangs, the club deters delinquency by helping youngsters learn how to make intelligent choices and act responsibly.

The Lake Tahoe Club has filled an important role in the community for more than 10 years. It serves an average of 130 kids per day with more than 700 youth using the facilities over the course of the year.

As funding for schools decrease and student to teacher ratios rise, the need for after-school programs that aid in educational and character development is critical.

The club provides a safe, fun and caring place for children, where no one is ever turned away and the cost is minimal.

The club relies on the community’s support to keep its programs running. Program fees cover about 5 percent of total program costs, with the remainder of revenue coming from fundraisers, state and foundation grants, and personal donations.

Invest in the Positive Place for Kids and help us continue to provide vital services that help our children, working families and the economy.

For more information call the administrative office at (530) 542-0838 or visit our Web site at

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