Horizon bank is pleased to announce the recent grant award to The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana.
The Boys and Girls Club is a safe place for children and teens to spend their time after school and during the summer. In a typical year, they serve over 900 members. The grant money will be used towards the Valpo Capital Campaign. The previous club operated in a school building constructed in 1899. Due to the buildings age and layout, it no longer fits programming nor is it ADA compliant.
The new building is a 35,000 square foot club that sits over eight acres of land and features programs that fit all youth. Some of these features include a STEM lab, two full-size gymnasiums, an art room and more. The goal of this new facility is to enable more children in the Valparaiso community to reach their full potential.
Steve Dahlkamp, Vice President, Sr. Commercial Loan Officer said of the grant, “Horizon is proud to sponsor the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana, and help them continue to provide a safe place for children and teens in the community. This new building will offer incredible equipment to help the youth in the region learn, grow, and prosper in an encouraging environment.”
The previous club building served the community well for over 50 years, but it is time for the club to grow and thrive in a new location. Located at 708 Evans Avenue in Valparaiso, this new club will give members access to top programming and after-school activities.
About The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana
The Boys and Girls Club mission is to inspire and enable the youth of our communities to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens while providing hope and opportunity. Learn more about The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana at https://www.bgcgreaternwi.org/ or call 219-764-2582.
About Horizon Bank
Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bancorp, Inc. may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.