It’s Fun Friday at the Boys
& Girls Club in Greater Newark, Del., where kids and kids at
heart are taking their first stab at water polo and water hockey,
or even scuba diving. Others are learning about pool management
should they one day grow up to run the club.
regular community melting pot.
But for a
long time it wasn’t that way. A lot of folks thought the Boys
& Girls Club was only an outlet for underprivileged
that perception, staff recruited businesses and corporations to
fund advertising and representation throughout the
— like gangbusters.
years, attendance at the indoor pool increased nearly
ninefold. The facility now offers about 10 times the amount of
swimming lessons, water aerobics and lifesaving training courses;
plus three swim teams, water therapy, synchronized swimming, water
polo and adaptive aquatics.
With so much
to offer, it’s almost a disadvantage for anyone in the
community not to take advantage.