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Taking a Stand: Support requested for Owensboro Boys and Girls Club

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) -

This week, we reported that the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club in Owensboro received a $51,000 donation from the Michael E. Horn Foundation. 

Thanks to this donation, the club's Wightman site will get to stay open, at least through December.

[RELATED: Owensboro Boys and Girls Club to stay open through December]

Earlier this month, the club closed the location on 19th Street due to lack of funds. We are told that it costs the club around $76,000 a year to keep the site open.

I applaud the Michael E. Horn Foundation for doing this and encourage more support.

The Boys and Girls Club provides a safe place for our youth to learn and grow.

The club enables all young people, especially those who need it the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

But the Boys and Girls Clubs can't do this work without resources. They need investment to help children discover their passion and develop the skills that are necessary to succeed in life.

One way you can support the Cliff Hagan Boys and Girls Club of Owensboro is to attend the 100 Men Who Cook this Saturday, May 30th.

This event will be held at the Owensboro Convention Center from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Our own Randy Moore will be one of the chef's. Proceeds from Saturday's event will benefit the club.

For more details, click here.

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