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Shown during the Boys & Girls Clubs presentation are John S. Wellons Bill Lingo and Nicholas Hammonds. SUBMITTED

Shown during the Boys & Girls Clubs presentation are John S. Wellons Bill Lingo and Nicholas Hammonds. SUBMITTED

A Bloomington teenager says the local Boys and Girls Club is like a second home to her.

For Executive Director Matt Nelson, who became involved as a homework tutor at the club around the time the club opened the Canyon Country location back in 2003, watching the Boys & Girls Club member review the clubs five decades of community involvement was a lot of fun. "Good things happen when we work together in our community", he said.

Partnering with Over The Edge Global, Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and its participants will be rappelling down the 888 Lofts building (888 New Hampshire) to raise funds.

The funds will be added to the program's $2.5 million fundraising goal to purchase and renovate a 19,000 square foot building located along Highway 93 on the outskirts of Ronan.

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"I participated actively in the Boys and Girls Club in Oklahoma City when I was young", Self said. "We purchased the building in November and now we're in renovation stage".

The event was a reminder of the caring and concern for each other that's still very much alive in the community, he said, hoping the momentum and support will carry over to the club's largest annual fundraiser at the beginning of next month. "This is an important program for all the children of this area", he said.

Self, on August 25, will be rappelling down the side of a seven-story building in Downtown Lawrence as the featured guest in an "Over the Edge Global" fund-raiser to benefit the local chapter of the Boys & Girls club.

Equipped with a team of dedicated supporters - led by Kansas men's basketball head coach Bill Self - the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence will bring its "fundraising to new heights" with a unique Over The Edge event, August 25. I'm really looking forward to seeing who we can engage with this.

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