Oceanside Boys and Girls Club Launches Renovation Push

Coinciding with its 60th anniversary this year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Oceanside has launched a renovation campaign to raise $600,000 toward infrastructure improvements of its main Townsite branch, 401 Country Club Lane, Oceanside.

There is a great need to bring the facility’s physical image and infrastructure in line with the high level of quality care provided within.

You can imagine that a 25-year-old clubhouse is in desperate need of infrastructure updates. That’s why we are launching this campaign, so that we can continue to accommodate our growing membership as well as deliver new programs that we haven’t been able to provide until now.

Groth Architects, the renovation architect, and Erickson Hall Construction, the construction crew, have been hard at work assisting the Boys & Girls Club in realizing this dream of a new and improved space.

The renovation will bring the branch up to Americans with Disabilities Act standards and will create a new lobby; serving kitchen; bathrooms for staff, children and disabled persons; and a refurbished game room and educational learning lab that will feature glass walls and high-tech equipment. Kitchen upgrades will allow for the club to incorporate new cooking programs that will foster education and interest in the culinary arts.

Exterior improvements will include repainting the building, as well as installing new awnings and lighted signage. The fresh coat of paint will be donated and applied free by Jim Baird, a painter and Boys & Girls Club alum.

Baird kindly volunteered to paint the Townsite building after he noticed that it didn’t quite stand out the way that it should. It is scheduled to be completed by the end of this month.

Baird said of the project: “The updated exterior will reflect the bright futures of the Boys & Girls Club members who are developing and growing inside. I know that a freshly painted building will exemplify how one person can make a difference in the lives of many and we are happy to teach that lesson to others.”

The Boys & Girls Club will be looking to its friends and neighbors in the community to support the campaign through private donations, corporate matching programs, in-store fundraisers and percentage-of-sale gifts. All donations are tax deductible.

The renovation is slated to be completed by October.

To donate to the Boys & Girls Club’s 60th Anniversary Renovation Campaign, contact Dana Martin at dmartin@bgcoceanside.org or visit www.thebgcoceanside.org and click on the Donations tab.