The Club for Boys opens new fort thanks to a community effort - KOTA Territory News

The Club for Boys opens new fort thanks to a community effort

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Summertime programs start Friday at The Club for Boys, and all 400 kids have something new to celebrate - an outdoor fort.

The Club for Boys' "Boy of the Year" cut the ribbon Friday and declared the fort open for the eager boys waiting to get  themselves dirty in the new sandbox. Mark Kline, director, says the fort wouldn't have been possible without the eight organizations that donated time, money, and materials.

Kline says the wooden fort/sandbox gives a shaded and fun place for boys to just be boys. "It isn't always about giving money, sometimes it's about giving what you have, and that's what really came through in this project," said Kline.

Won't the boys get pretty messy? "It's okay, boys get dirty," Kline laughed.

Daniel Foust helped his son, Ryan, work on the fort as Ryan's Eagle Scout project. Foust says several people volunteered hundreds of hours to complete the project. "I used The Club for Boy's as a kid; it definitely helps a large number of kids," said Foust. "It's just showing you can do something for the community and not need something in return."

The fort is located right outside The Club for Boy's entrance.

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