FOUNTAIN HILLS, AZ – A celebration of the 20-year relationship between Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale Mary Ellen & Robert McKee Branch and the Town of Fountain Hills was held Wednesday afternoon that included the unveiling of a new banner that will hang in the Club’s gym.
The Club in Fountain Hills began in a few classrooms at Four Peaks Elementary School in 1996 before a new facility opened its blue doors in 2004 at 14605 N. Del Cambre. The McKee Branch, one of nine Clubs that make up Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale (BGCS), provides youth programming, year-round sports leagues, a technology lab, a media center, an art room and a full-service teen center.
“We are grateful for this opportunity to thank the Town of Fountain Hills publicly and permanently for its enduring support of the young people served at the Mary Ellen and Robert McKee Branch,” said Dr. Lisa Hurst, BGCS Chief Executive Officer. “We share a common mission of serving our community and providing for its safety and well-being.”
Mayor Linda Kavanagh joined Dr. Hurst in unveiling the banner proclaiming the partnership between the Town of Fountain Hills and BGCS.
“The Town of Fountain Hills has been a longtime partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale, and we are proud to have this partnership on display within the McKee Branch,” said Mayor Linda Kavanagh. “We are dedicated to serving the youth and families of Fountain Hills, and the Boys & Girls Club plays a critical part in reaching that goal.”
Joining Mayor Kavanagh and Dr. Hurst at the event were nearly 50 local teens, Rep. Jay Lawrence, City Manager Grady Miller, Council Members Nick DePorter, Henry Leger and Art Tolis, as well as members of the community, representatives from the Fountain Hills Rotary Club, BGCS Chief Development Officer Sam Fowler, and BGCS Board Governors Tina Duffy and Stacey Richman.