Boys & Girls Club closed 12/7 to 1/3 for big move

posted Nov 15, 2017, 11:40 AM by Granger Meador   [ updated Nov 15, 2017, 11:53 AM ]
In December 2017 the Boys & Girls Club of Bartlesville will be moving to its new building. Consequently, it will close on Thursday, December 7, 2017 and not re-open until Wednesday, January 3, 2018. 

The new facility will be named in honor of former Phillips Petroleum Company Chairman and CEO C.J. "Pete" Silas, who was a Boys & Girls Club member growing up and went on to chair the national organization.

Located near the intersection of Seminole Ave. and 5th Street just southeast of Frontier Pool on the west side of Bartlesville, the C.J. “Pete” Silas Boys & Girls Club will feature a wide array of facilities to serve the community’s youth, including a gymnasium, a café, a learning center, classrooms, a game room, a preteen center, teen rooms, meeting rooms, a dance studio and a music studio. The grounds will feature a baseball diamond, a basketball court and parking as well.

The organization had a seven million dollar goal for construction of a 30,000 square foot building and artificial turf multipurpose playing field. The building was designed by Ambler Architects, which also designed many school additions in Bartlesville, including the major additions for grades 9 and 10 at Bartlesville High School and multiple renovations of historic Central Middle School. McAnaw Construction was the project manager. The Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation was involved in the design and construction of the playing field.

The Boys and Girls Club of Bartlesville is Oklahoma's oldest B&G Club. H.C. Price and other business leaders started the club in 1954, and it became affiliated with the United Fund, now the United Way, in 1955.
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