Groundbreaking for New Westside Club Honoring the Hawkins Family

By May 9, 2018 News & Events

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands and Westside Community Schools – District 66 broke ground on Tuesday, May 8th, at Westbrook Elementary for the construction of the new Westside Boys & Girls Club!

Students, staff, parents, community members and invited guests celebrated the ongoing partnership and investment in our community’s future – our youth.

A special thank you to the Hawkins Family, which the new Club will be named after, for making all of this possible. We can’t thank Kim, Karen, and their children enough for their many years of support in everything we do. Being a integral part of the Boys & Girls Club growth is truly a family affair for the Hawkins and we are so grateful for their help.

“Boys & Girls Clubs of the Midlands is honored to continue our partnership with Westside Community Schools,” said Ivan Gilreath, President and CEO of BGCM. “Our afterschool program at Westbrook Elementary will have a newly built facility that will be safe, fun and equipped with a state of the art Innovation Center that will have the latest and greatest technology, including a drone obstacle course. This Center will also be available to the school during school hours. Our partnership will provide opportunities to assist youth in being successful academically and socially.”

Thank you to Westside Community Schools – District 66, the BGCM Capital Campaign Committee, Brandi Petersen for emceeing the event, Principal Tyler Hottovy, Superintendent Blane McCann, Ivan Gilreath BGCM CEO & President, Tim Holland and Holland Basham ArchitectsRonco Construction OmahaProject Advocates, and the Westbrook choir, orchestra and band for an outstanding performance!

The 15,000 sq. ft. state of the art facility will serve 250 members per day. Construction will begin at the conclusion of the school year and is slated to open on the first day of school in August of 2019. The new Club will be built on the south end of the school. Members will continue attending the old Westside Club located on the north end while the new Club is being constructed.