Last summer the Fullerton Boys and Girls club received a State Farm grant for $50,000 at Angel Stadium. The club won this grant by being paired with the winner of the MLB Home Run Derby. With these funds, along with donations from local and labor contractors, a teen center was renovated and was unveiled in Anaheim, California last month.
The $130,000 renovation of the Fullerton Club teen center is now open for business. According to Fred Johnson, Chief Professional Officer of the Boys and Girls club of Fullerton, admitted that the massive renovation allowed the club to get “the new kitchen, music room, batting cage, cement area where we play basketball.”
He admitted that, ”without that grant we’d still be struggling to make it into a teen center and hopefully it will help us serve a lot more kids.” Johnson expects a 60-70 percent increase in the teen center’s attendance.
The hard work of the center’s renovation is already going to good use. Complete with newly finished basketball courts, the installation of batting cages, a state-of-the-art music room, open space on fresh green grass, and a computer center, there are many happy teenagers in Orange County.
The 2011 Home Run Derby will be held on Monday, July 11 in Phoenix. Arizona at Chase Field. The MLB All Star game will be held the following day at the same location on July 12, 2011.
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