The Boys and Girls Club of London is celebrating its 60th birthday with a full slate of events this weekend.
The organization kicked off Saturday morning with the “Race for Kids” event at 10 a.m., which is an Amazing Race style event through the downtown core.
Throughout the day, a club open house and reunion is taking place for attendees.
“Currently we have approximately 5,000 children and youth members this year. If you multiply it by 60, it’s an incredible number,” Kerry Blackwell, Manager of Communications for the organization said. “We are really hoping some of those numbers come back and join us and see what the club is like.”
The Boys and Girls Club of London is a non-profit recreational facility that provides activities for children and youth when school finishes.
The organization provides fitness, nutrition, social, education and leadership programs for youth in the city.
“Most people align us to after-school programs,” Blackwell said. “We are really just trying to find ways of removing barriers for children and youth in our community to be able to come down and access these types of programs.”
On Sunday, the organization will be holding the “Diamond Anniversary” event. Club members will head to Labatt Park to watch the London Majors face the Brantford Red Sox.