Nozzolio announces $500k grant for Geneva Center

Calling it a great day for the City of Geneva and its surroundingcommunities, New York State Senator Michael F. Nozzolio today announced he has secured a $500,000 State grant for a new Community Centerin Geneva. The community center will be operated by the Boys & Girls Clubof Geneva and will be conveniently located on over 14 acres near the GenevaHigh School and Middle School.“This is a great day for all of the children and families in Geneva and thenearby towns,” Senator Nozzolio said. “I couldn’t be more pleased to beable to secure this funding for a new Community Center in Geneva. Whencompleted, this much needed multi-purpose facility will be enjoyed andutilized by all segments of our community and will be a wonderful place forafter-school activities, swimming, sporting clubs and events, meetings andmuch, much more.”Construction on the new Community Center is planned to begin in the fall of2007.The 20,000 square foot facility will have a full-size gymnasium,classrooms, technology room, a performing arts center, as well as roomsdedicated to art, music, and fitness. The intergenerational facility willalso have outdoor trails and provide recreational programs for youths,adults and senior citizens.Rich Rising, City of Geneva Manager said, “On the behalf of the residentsof the City of Geneva, I would like to thank Senator Nozzolio for hiscommitment and generous support. His leadership has been integral to whatwill become an excellent, multi-use facility for the entire community. Thechildren and families of Geneva will benefit greatly from all of the eventsand programs that will be offered once the center is completed.”Don Cass, Mayor of Geneva said “I certainly think the new Geneva CommunityCenter is a great idea and I appreciate Senator Nozzolio’s efforts insecuring this important funding.”Since 2000, The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva has run a teen center on CastleStreet, helping hundreds of Geneva’s youths. Programs have helped studentsplan for future education and jobs and provided community serviceopportunities. The success of the teen center necessitated the need for alarger facility that could accommodate more individuals and provideincreased activities.Mark Venuti, local attorney and Member of the Board of Directors for TheBoys & Girls Club of Geneva said “Senator Nozzolio has been a great friendto the Boys and Girls Club and the entire City of Geneva. This communitycenter is another big step forward for our community and it wouldn’t bepossible without Senator Nozzolio’s efforts to secure such a substantialgrant to allow this project to move forward.”The mission of The Boys and Girls Club of Geneva is to inspire and enableall young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, torealize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caringcitizens.

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