An investment in the future was realized and unveiled today (14 June) at the Dover Boys & Girls Club. Classroom and utility upgrades and a new teen center are all part of a revitalization of the club so that even more children can be guided down the right path to responsible and successful adulthood.
With the generosity of Jennifer Steinbrenner Swindal and the New York Yankees Foundation, and the hammer and nails of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office and the Hillsborough County Parks and Recreation Department, the 37-year-old club on Gallagher Road now greets children and teens with bright walls, a new kitchen and shiny new bathrooms.
As an added bonus to the club, a new teen center is now a reality. The doors to the center, named after HCSO Chief Deputy Jose M. Docobo, who has been instrumental in a years-long project to partner with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Tampa Bay, opened to a group of giddy teens, eager to enjoy the table games, computers and other amenities. The Sheriff's Office spent months renovating the building, which is separated from the original club by a basketball court and sports field.
The newly refined Dover Boys & Girls Club is poised to change the lives of even more children in the east Hillsborough County area. That's an investment the Sheriff's Office is proud to be a part of.