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Monterey Park Leaders Help Boys and Girls Club Open New Gym

On September 18, 2014, the West San Gabriel Valley Boys and Girls celebrated the grand opening of their new gym with a dedication ceremony.

The updated gym was made possible through a grant that helped with repairs and upgrades. These improvements help ensure the safety of the club members and make for an inviting space.

Community leaders and officers of the club including Monterey Park Hospital CEO Phil Cohen, Immediate Past Chair, and Ericka Smith, COO Treasurer, were on hand to help with the ribbon cutting and unveiling of the new gym. Phil is the Immediate Past Chair and Ericka is the Treasurer of the West San Gabriel Valley Boys and Girls Club.

It is the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley to enable all young people, especially those who need us the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

All children deserve a good education, a healthy lifestyle and the chance to have a positive influence on their community. That's why at the Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley we serve the communities of Monterey Park, Alhambra, Rosemead, San Gabriel, and Montebello with three primary goals:

  • Assure our youth advance in grade and graduate with a plan for the future
  • Assure our youth develop healthy lifestyles...forever
  • Help youth develop into participating citizens with outstanding character

The Boys & Girls Club of West San Gabriel Valley delivers exciting and educational programs to over 2,100 boys and girls each year. The Club is full of promise for the youth of our community. It is a place where kids can play, have fun, experience joy, laugh, and learn about themselves and the larger world they live in.

To learn more about West San Gabriel Valley Boys and Girls Club, please visit their website. (

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