C olleen Braga, Executive Director of the Boys and Clubs of Ada County, said the $3.5- million gym and teen center under construction on the northwest corner of Meridian Road and W. Pine Avenue should be ready for a grand opening in late January. “All funds have been raised,” she said, adding that construction began on July 13th.
The new facility will feature a basketball court, electronic scoreboard, six retractable backstops, dodgeball, volleyball, “tip and roll” bleachers, audio-visual system and separate restrooms for boys and girls.
The Albertson Foundation donated $1 million and the City of Meridian, $500,000 toward the much-needed facility. Other donors include ESI, Gardner Co., Cole Architects, DeBest Plumbing, Horrocks Engineers, civil; Stack Rock Group, landscape; SE Charlton Consulting, structural; PVE, mechanical/electrical; and the following foundations: The Kissler Family, Harry W. Morrison, John F. Nagel, Micron and Blue Cross.
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