Community Makes a Difference
The community came together in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, which culminated in a Day of Difference. The project was led by St. Lucie County Property Appraiser Ken Pruitt and his staff.
The Clubhouse on Lennard Road in Port St. Lucie received a makeover thanks to Pruitt. A new high school regulation basketball court was installed, buildings were painted inside and out, new grass and sprinklers were added, windows, doors and ceiling tile were repaired and/or replaced.
The work was completed October 24, during the national Day of Difference. Dozens of people volunteered their time to help lay sod, paint and general clean up. Sheriff Ken Mascara said, “Always happy to partner with the Boys & Girls Club which plays such an important role in keeping our kids safe.” Michelle Nemitz, Club Director added, “Day of Difference shows the community cares about our kids. Without this kind of support, we could never have done this.”
County Property Appraiser Ken Pruitt said, “The contributions made by this community can never be quantified just in dollars. The societal benefit of having these children become productive members of society is far more meaningful. Their support has been a catalyst to inspire others to take action. Thank you to all who contributed and continue to be Difference Makers in our community.”
“Thanks to all of the many businesses and individuals who came out to support our kids,” stated Will Armstead, Interim CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “It’s shows how truly great this community is!”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing youth with a world class Boys & Girls Club experience, assuring that success is within reach for every young person who walks through our doors, and that every Club member graduates high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship and living healthy lifestyles. The Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
With seventeen locations throughout the county, the Boys & Girls Clubs programs serve a diverse group of kids age 5-18. The 2,000 members come from a variety of backgrounds. Contact the Club by calling (772)460-9918, visiting www.bgcofslc.org or by liking us at www.facebook.com/bgcofslc