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Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana receives $50K grant from Lowe's

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana in Louisville is pleased to announce that it was selected to receive a $50,000 grant for critical repairs, improvements, and refurbishments.

A total of $2.5 million in support is being given to Clubs around the country.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana serves approximately 2,500 youth, ages 6-18, each year through its five local clubs. Club locations are the Ed Endres Club in New Albany and the Jeffersonville Blub in Jeffersonville, Indiana, as well as the Newburg, Parkland, and Shawnee Clubs in Louisville. The $50,000 Lowe's grant will go towards much-needed improvements for the Parkland Club, including a new gym floor, new flooring in the Teen Room, and the installation of a green screen and sound recording studio for a media room.

"This Lowe's grant makes it possible for us to continue to engage the body, mind and soul of local youth in the safe and welcoming environment of our Parklands Club," explains Jennifer Helgeson, President and CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of Kentuckiana. "We are very excited for the youth we serve to begin using the new media equipment that will allow them to engage in sound and video engineering as well as artistic expression."

Lowe's Heroes volunteers from our local Lowe's will play a critical role in sourcing materials and providing hands-on support to complete the renovations, which are expected to begin in September and conclude in January 2017.

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