The South Queens Boys and Girls Club broke ground on its new clubhouse in Richmond Hill last Thursday.
The new center includes a regulation size gym, classroom space, an education and technology center and dance and music rooms. It will also serve as a community center offering services for new immigrants.
The funding for the new center, which cost $8.64 million, was provided by elected officials and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
Pictured: Queens Borough President Helen Marshall, New York State Senator Joseph Addabbo, New York State Assembly Members Rory Lancman and Michael Miller, New York City Councilmembers Leroy Comrie, Karen Koslowitz, Eric Ulrich and Ruben Wills, and Ralph Tragale, Assistant Director of Government Affairs and SQBGC Board Vice President Join SQBGC Chairman Emeritus Joseph A. Ferrara, Chairman Phil Ballin, Board President George Russo, Executive Directors Leo Compton and Carol Simon, and Club kids as they break ground on the new Clubhouse on April 7th.