CLEVELAND — Five-time American Music Awards winner and country singer Kane Brown visited Cleveland’s Broadway Boys & Girls Club Sunday to announce that he is funding a major renovation of the club’s gymnasium.
Brown toured the facility and met some of the club members.
Brown told News 5 that the Boys and Girls Club was a big part of his childhood.
“I grew up without a lot of things as well. When I found the Boys & Girls Club, this is somewhere I would have wanted to have been as a kid. There is no telling where I would have staying out of trouble if I didn’t have sports. I love basketball and we get to give these kids a new gym today and I think it’s amazing and I hope they love it.
To note the occasion, Brown autographed the first section of gym flooring. He also presented a signed guitar to Broadway Club Director Joseph Greathouse for use by the kids.
"We are grateful and humbled. Country music star Kane Brown today announced he is funding a complete renovation of our Broadway Club gymnasium. Brown toured the Club, chatted with our kids and even played basketball with them in advance of his concert at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse," a spokesperson for Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Ohio said in a statement.
The renovation will include the installation of new flooring, audio and electric equipment, backboards and bleachers. The entire gymnasium will be repainted and the scoreboard will be updated.
The singer plans to be back to reopen the gym in conjunction with the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, which will be played Feb. 20 in Cleveland.
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