About the Project
Miyamoto Relief is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento to help empower youth by providing much-needed facility improvements to the Raley Teen Center gym in downtown Sacramento. The gym is a pivotal component of the Club. It’s a place where teens can build confidence through a free intramural sports league, showcase their artistic side at performances, have fun with friends at events, and demonstrate their leadership at all-Club meetings. Teens have a lot of pride in their Club, and by getting the gym back up to its tip-top condition, Boys & Girls Club teens can enjoy a space that truly reflects their passions, vibrancy, and dreams for a great future.
The gym is coming up on its 20th anniversary this year and, having endured so many running, enthusiastic feet over the years, is ready for a facelift.
Heavy rains leaked through the roof before it was replaced, causing extensive water damage to parts of the gym floor.
The gym's line tape is old and peeling and wood flooring has become worn down over time.
About The Boys
& Girls Club
Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Building Great Futures
Every day after school, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Sacramento works to create a safe, fun environment where kids can pursue academic success, good character and citizenship, and a healthy lifestyle- all under the guidance of caring, trained, trustworthy adult leaders. With programs that range from career readiness to sports, the Club serves nearly 3,000 members annually, 48% of whom are teen members, and reaches 5,000 additional youth through community outreach programs. We don't do just one thing at the Club, we do whatever it takes to meet the needs of every kid who walks through our doors. Because whatever it takes is what it takes to build great futures.
Sacramento was the last capital city in the United States to open a Boys & Girls Club. Spearheaded by Fred Teichert, the Sacramento organization was incorporated in October 1993, with services starting in 1996 out of the New Helvetia Housing Complex. The first freestanding club in Sacramento opened in September 1999 in the Alkali Flat neighborhood in downtown Sacramento. This club exists today and is called the Thomas P. Raley Branch, in honor of the investment made by the Raley's Family Foundation to establish a Boys & Girls Club in Sacramento.