Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue hosted a public ceremony on Saturday, March 28th celebrating the Grand Opening of our Foster Family Foundation Branch – the Fieldhouse at Hidden Valley Sports Park. We had a great time celebrating the opening of our awesome new space!
We were joined by Mayor Claudia Balducci and City Councilmembers Lynn Robinson, Jennifer Robertson, John Stokes and John Chelminiak who spoke to the impact that this project will have on the greater community. The new Fieldhouse at Hidden Valley Park is a unique partnership with the City of Bellevue that will provide recreational facilities for thousands of youth and their families on the Eastside. This 27,000 sq. ft facility has three courts, classroom space and a concession stand that will serve both the indoor courts and outdoor sports fields. Hidden Valley Fieldhouse is now open for programming and houses BGCB’s Athletics programs for ages 5-18. Registration is online at http://www.bgcbellevue.org.
Our awesome partner, Coca-Cola, generously donated refreshments for the grand opening. They also presented us with a check consisting of the proceeds from their recent employee 3 on 3 basketball tournament – hosted at the Hidden Valley Fieldhouse!
We are so excited to celebrate this huge milestone! In 2012, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bellevue launched a community-wide campaign to open more doors for more kids – helping to meet the needs of a growing Bellevue and strengthen the fabric of our community. Through this campaign, we want to expand our capacity to serve over 70% more youth by increasing our programmable space by 80% throughout the city. The Hidden Valley Fieldhouse is the second capital project to open since then, the first being “The Club” Teen Center in East Bellevue. We aim to break ground on the third and final project – our Main Clubhouse in downtown Bellevue, this year.
The new Fieldhouse could not have been built without our incredible partnership with the City of Bellevue, the hard work of our dedicated Board Members and our amazing community of supporters!