The Best for the Best

With approximately 70 kids visiting the Fulton Square Boys and Girls Club Unit every day after school, it’s no surprise that the activity center equipment saw some wear and tear.

The staff of the unit, located at 1328 Dresden St., unveiled facility improvements this past spring made possible by grants and donations. Unit director Leslie Asbury says the children have enjoyed the new equipment, including the new gaming tables, 10 computers, and fresh, bright paint throughout. The kids have become more responsible with the new equipment. Returning children are teaching new kids how to take care of the new gear.

“I’ve been here for 15 years and it’s cool to have seen the building from the beginning, how it has grown, and to see the kids enjoy their new things,” says Asbury.

The Boys and Girls Club of Evansville strives to enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens. In Evansville, the Boys and Girls Club has two locations, the Springleaf Financial Services Unit located at 700 Bellemeade Ave. and the Fulton Square Unit.

Executive Director Ron Ryan thanks the Welborn Foundation, the Evansville Housing Authority, Rent-A-Center, Escalade Sports, and the United Way of Southwestern Indiana for their continued support and funding that made these improvements possible.

“Our kids deserve nothing but the best. We no longer have hand-me-downs for our kids; our kids get the best,” says Ryan.

The Fulton Square Unit is accepting children ages 5 to 14 this summer from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bellemeade location is open to serve kids ages 6 to 17 with extended summer hours 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both units are open on weekdays during the school year from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call 812-425-2311 or visit

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