Club helps groups provide activities

Craig Boys & Girls Club offers free use of facilities to organizations


Nothing to do?

Check out the Craig Boys & Girls Club.

Plenty of local groups and sporting leagues use the club's facilities. So much that club executive director Jonathan Godes likes to think of it as a community center.

"We really view our facility as a community asset," Godes said. "The community has stepped forward year after year for us, the least we can do is not charge others for using the facility."

The Craig Boys & Girls Club is able to provide free use of the facility to area groups because the club worked hand-in-hand with the city to apply for the grant that purchased the facility, 1324 E. Highway 40.

Godes said any group looking for a meeting place should contact the club at 826-0411.

If you're looking for a pick-up game, Godes said a morning basketball league starts Jan. 15. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. and the basketball session lasts for about an hour and a half.

Players' abilities vary, Godes said. For more information, contact Mike Fraher at the Craig Boys & Girls Club.

For the younger crowd looking to shoot hoops, the Moffat Basketball Association uses the club's gym as well.

Not interested in basketball?

The Recreational After-school Doorway, an after-sch-ool program geared towards fifth- and sixth-graders, starts its second program this spring at the club.

Craig Intermediate School and the club decided to merge, Godes said, because their missions are the same.

"They are a part of the Boys & Girls Club, as we are a part of them," Godes said about RAD. "If you have children in that age group, this is a great program."

John Henry can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 209, or

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