Whittier, CA — Today LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn announced her office would be giving $100,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier for the renovation of their gymnasium. The money will be used to re-do the flooring, add surround sound and a projector for movies or meetings, install carpet walls to reduce noise, and other cosmetic updates.
“Gyms are some of the most important resources for our kids, giving them safe places to exercise, grow, and play together during and after school,” said Supervisor Hahn. “The Boys & Girls Club gym hasn’t seen an update in over 10 years and it is time it gets some modern renovations that all kids can enjoy for years to come.”
“The first place that many of our members go is our gym,” said Oscar Hernandez, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier. “It is a place where kids can build confidence, learn teamwork and leadership, and begin to build lifelong healthy habits. Having a freshly renovated gym will enhance this experience for all of our members. With a new floor, freshly painted and padded walls, and many more cosmetic improvements, more kids will reach their potential in an inviting and special place.”
Opened in 1967, the Boys & Girls Club of Whittier provides after-school and summer programs for youth ages 6 to 18 years old that emphasize academic success, good character, and healthy lifestyles.