Land clearing underway for the new Boys and Girls Club facility
Wonder what’s being built on Mr. Joe White Avenue in Myrtle Beach?
Clearing began this week on Mr. Joe White Avenue, between Carver and Dunbar Streets, to make way for the new Boys & Girls Club building. The new building will be called the Burroughs & Chapin Boys & Girls Club of the Grand Strand, in recognition of the land donation where the new club will be built. The City of Myrtle Beach is contributing site preparation, while Fundraising and donations are making construction of the new club possible.
The new facility will be located 900 Dunbar Street in the Booker T. Washington Community. The Boys and Girls Club has operated out of a small building on Carver Street for the past 20 years. The current space does not accommodate all of the youth enrolled in the Boys and Girls programs. The new 16,000 square foot building will provide additional space including a gymnasium, computer lab and art center. The amenities will enable the Club to serve more youth and teens in the Grand Strand, as well as provide them with more opportunities to reach their full potential.
Myrtle Beach native and NBA Star, Ramon Sessions donated $250,000 towards the construction of the building. Burroughs and Chapin donated the land for the building, and the City of Myrtle Beach pledged to give $250,000 to the project. Other community partners include The Chapin Foundation, Carolina Radiology, Joe Moglia Family Foundation, Sharon and Michael Clayton, The Gunter Family, Anna Grace Jordan, LS3P, Castles Engineering and South Atlantic Bank.