New Boys & Girls Club in Calistoga Making Steady Progress to Reality

The children of the Boys and Girls Club of St. Helena and Calistoga with Dario Sattui and staff in 2013.

Just last week the Boys & Girls Club of St. Helena and Calistoga reached a significant milestone in its quest to build a permanent club facility in Calistoga.  Currently the organization has raised $9.01 million, with a final goal of raising $9.5 million in the next 9 months.  

This is a project near and dear to Dario Sattui’s heart.  He donated $1 million toward the project in 2013 on behalf of V. Sattui Winery and Castello di Amorosa.  In December of 2014 he pledged an additional $500,000.

“Calistoga really needs a place where young people can congregate, socialize, learn and to play sports in a healthy environment with positive role models,” said Sattui.

Draft concept of the permanent Boys & Girls Club to be built in Calistoga.

“Mr. Sattui’s vision and generosity were instrumental in starting our fundraising campaign,” says Club Executive Director Jay Templeton.  “His early donations were the rocket fuel that propelled more gifts to come forward.”

Templeton says the children of Calistoga really need this facility.  The Boys & Girls Club has been using Calistoga Elementary School as a home base since 2001 when they had a membership of just 50 kids.  Now they have 430 kids, and have completely outgrown the school.

Draft concept of the permanent Boys & Girls Club to be built in Calistoga.

The Boys & Girls Club has property for the facility secured, an architect on board, and will soon be hiring a general contractor to build the 14,000 square foot building.  They hope to break ground in June of 2016, and have the facility open for kids and the community by Labor Day of 2017.

 

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