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Boys & Girls Club offers a lot for $24 a year including free karate lessons

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Boys & Girls Club offers a lot for $24  a year including free karate lessons

Boys & Girls Club karate members displaying their trophies from last weekend's Golden State Karate Championships conducted at the Stockton Civic Auditorium are, back row from left, Marty Blanddino ...

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin/

POSTED August 24, 2009 1:46 a.m.

Where can you get a year’s worth of karate lessons, play in flag football and basketball leagues, have a safe place to hang after school until as late as 8 p.m. with friends, play and do your homework for just $24 a year?

The Manteca/Lathrop Boys & Girls Club is where you can get all that and more for just $24 a year.

The price does reflect the first increase in almost 16 years doubling from the previous $12 per kid. The $24 fee also includes Boys &Girls Club T-shirt.

There is a break for families that have more than two children that would cost $48. After that, each additional child is $12 a year.

It costs just over $350 a year to provide services per club member. There are nearly 1,500 members between two sites.

School year hours are 3 to 8 p.m. at the main site at 545 W. Alameda St. and 3 to 7 p.m. at the Lathrop School site. On school year holidays, the hours are 10 6 p.m.

The club offers homework assistance, computers for doing school work, and various character building programs. It also offers a variety of recreation games, sports leagues, arts classes, or simply a safe place to spend time with friends.

Signups are now underway for the flag football season. A preseason tournament is planned for Saturday, Aug. 29.
For more information, call the club at 239-KIDS.


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