KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The boys in blue teamed up with a Kansas City organization that serves nearly 8,000 youth every year.
Saturday afternoon, the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Kansas City showed off its newly renovated “Independence Unit.”
The new unit features new classrooms, restrooms, furniture and an improved heating and air conditioning system.
Royals owner David Glass and Hall of Famer George Brett were among those at today’s event.
“I was in a position much like a lot of these kids that probably come here,” Brett said. “Both my parents worked; They’d go to work at 7:30 a.m. every day and come up at 5 p.m. But I had three brothers to keep an eye on me.
“That’s what this place is for. To keep an eye on kids and get them going in the right direction.”
Total membership to the club is expected to grow 60 percent by 2012 as a result of the improvements.
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