Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate is seeking state assistance to expand its successful after-school model to five new locations in the coming year. Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate began in Spartanburg County in 1989 and now operates 10 clubs in Spartanburg and Cherokee counties, serving about 1,000 students per day.
Earlier this month, $25,000 was presented to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Upstate by the Rite Aid Foundation at the grand opening of Spartanburg’s new Rite Aid Distribution Center. We are grateful to Rite Aid and all the community leaders who brought such a corporate citizen to Spartanburg. This funding came from Rite Aid’s KidCents program.
South Carolina Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt and several other state, city and community officials will join John Standley, Rite Aid chairman and CEO and Ken Martindale, CEO of Rite Aid Stores and president of Rite Aid Corporation for a grand opening event and ribbon-cutting ceremony today at 10 a.m.