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Friars Club Opens Its’ Doors to a New Home

On Thursday, July 24th from 6pm to 9pm come to the NEW! Friars Club Open House, located at 4300 Vine St. in St. Bernard (next to Roger Bacon HS) and see the new home and the children of Friars Club work, play, and grow together.

New building, same mission.  Getting the kids off the street has always been Friars’ motto.  Since 1860 in Over-the-Rhine, and continuing in 1931 in the Clifton building, and today 2014 in a new 3.5 million dollar athletic center in St. Bernard.  Friars will continue that long history of helping at-risk children.  After 154 years, Friars Club continues to use sports to reach out to children to instill positive values that leave long lasting memories and life skills.

At Thursday’s Open House we will have Summer League games on 1 court for everyone to watch, while on another court we will have basketball games set up for kids of all ages to play.  This a FREE event and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family and invite friends.  We will have the concession stand open as well.  Please come out to see the New! Friars Club, and maybe get a few shots up.

We hope to see everyone there!

Serving the community since 1860

Friars Club is a 154 year old non-profit social service organization dedicated to serving the special needs of Cincinnati’s at-risk children through organized sports, activity, nutrition and fitness.Many of today’s youngsters lack parental supervision. Children need supervision, especially in low-income areas. When supervision is neglected, there is a tendency for high drug and alcohol abuse, a breakdown of family structure and a climate of violence. As evidenced by the growing violence in our city today, we, as a community, are not offering enough opportunities for youth to develop their values in a positive way.Everyday Evangelist: “Meet Annie Timmons” Article in Catholic Telegraph…”I love what I do…I want Friars Club to be a place of kindness, generosity, and love where kids can learn what they need to know.” (for full article, go to www.thecatholictelegraph.com Once there, key in annie timmons in the search box.

Friars Club offers that opportunity to boys and girls and help them establish a different set of values: respect, responsibility, good sportsmanship, leadership, and conflict resolution skills… all gained through sports. Friars Club instruction and guidance builds healthy bodies, minds and spirits by bolstering self-esteem and self-discipline, while, at the same time, reinforcing positive behavior and addressing nutritional needs. Friars Club is a Sponsored Ministry of the Franciscans, Province of St. John the Baptist, Cincinnati, Ohio USA. For more information on the Franciscans visit their website, www.franciscan.org