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Posted on: November 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Shell Road Boys & Girls Club to get $2.5 million renovation

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Nov. 5, 2021 A groundbreaking ceremony on Saturday will kick off a major, $2.5 million renovation to provide the Citizens Unit Boys & Girls Club, on Shell Road, with a new gymnasium, multipurpose room, commercial grade kitchen, and new program rooms.

President and Chief Executive Officer of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula Hal Smith noted, “We are extremely grateful to the City of Hampton, Hampton’s own NFL superstar, Tyrod Taylor, and an anonymous benefactor for their financial support and friendship during this much needed renovation."

“I am so very pleased that this Boys & Girls club on Shell Road will become a quality destination for our young people," said Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck. "This unique partnership shows that our community can come together to support the next generation, giving them a place to play, grow and pursue their passions.”

Tyrod Taylor, quarterback for the Houston Texans and a Hampton native, added, “It’s great to see this type of development happening in my beloved community of Hampton. It’s one of the reason's I started the Tyrod Taylor Foundation, to truly help bring opportunities that will help in the advancement of this city and that often begins with our youth, which the Boys & Girls Club directly serves. ”

The groundbreaking will be held a the club located at 1815 Shell Road, Hampton, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

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