Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Facility Opens the Alex Rodriguez Educational Center

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Baseball Star Alex Rodriguez and Other Dignitaries Participated in Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

It’s an honor to have Alex Rodriguez and Ocean Bank provide the children in our community with this great facility

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Facility opened the doors of the Alex Rodriguez Educational Center on Jan. 27. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony and private reception to celebrate the opening of new building was held. The event was attended by Miami’s own baseball star Alex Rodriguez, City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado, City of Miami Commissioners Marc Sarnoff and Francis Suarez, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Alex Rodriguez-Roig, board members, executives of Ocean Bank, community leaders and the children of Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade.

The Alex Rodriguez Educational Center, a $1.5 million project, is an 8,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility that houses two technology labs, an area for internet use, classrooms and homework study areas and a large teen center, where kids can get together and enjoy games and equipment. Hundreds of children will use the two-story building every week.

“It’s an honor to have Alex Rodriguez and Ocean Bank provide the children in our community with this great facility,” said Alex Rodriguez-Roig, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade. “The Center will help the organization continue to enhance education and career preparation.”

For more information, please call Richard Rubenstein, Rubenstein Public Relations, at 212-843-9222.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade has been serving youth in our community since 1940. What once was single building and site for boys has grown to five clubs serving 10,000 boys and girls year round, providing programs in the areas of character and leadership development, educational enhancement, career preparation, health and life skills, cultural arts and sports, fitness and recreation. Club staffing, initiatives, and programs are designed to inspire and enable young people and provide them with resources to succeed and share in the American Dream. For more information, please visit http://www.bgcmiami.org.

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