Nearly 150 children wait patiently on a list to be able to go to the . "We hope to wipe out the waiting list of 148 children early in 2013," said Club CEO Brad Holland.
Currently, the Clubhouse is partially open and serves 100 children daily. While construction started more than four years ago, the building is still more than a million dollars away from being done. Five million has already been raised and spent on the project.
"There’s about 10,000 square fee that we call the “barn.” Basically it is just a shell and the interior is unfinished. These include all of the programming rooms as well as administrative offices. Currently only the gym and Teen Center are completed and in use," explained Pat Maldi Director of Marketing and Special Events. She added in an email, "we use the Teen Center for all ages at this time because of the limited space."
On July 31, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad got a wonderful suprise. , a Carlsbad-based golf company, held an exclusive event for 45 of the area’s top business executives, rallying them to give to one of TaylorMade’s charities of choice – the Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad. The event raised nearly $1 million in less than one hour, which will go directly to complete the Bressi Ranch Clubhouse.
Maldi said they have met with their contractor and will begin the last phase of construction the first week of September.