A fresh coat of paint, raised garden beds and a new layer of mulch all helped complete the recent Beautification Project at THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club in West Augustine, Florida. MasterCraft Builder Group President, Brad Shee, was on-hand at the unveiling, where dozens of community members came together to celebrate the facility’s much-needed spruce-up since its inception in November of 2010.
“One of the things I’m most proud of living in St. Johns County is the amazing people who also live here,” Shee told the crowd. “As a member of the St. Johns County Area Advisory Board for the Boys & Girls Club for the past two-and-a-half years, I was put on the maintenance team. I thought that meant they’d call me when a toilet was clogged, but instead, I got to help with so much more.”
After nearly 12 years since the building was built, THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club, a 15,000-square-foot facility that houses a teen center, gymnasium, game rooms, learning center, arts and crafts center, kitchen, café, computer center, and brand new STEM room for the children in West Augustine, was in need of a facelift. Shee and the rest of the Advisory Board decided there was no time like the present.
First, Shee called on his contacts at Sherwin-Williams and asked if they would donate enough paint for the outside of the building. They, of course, said yes. But right when the project was about to start, they realized that the building needed to be pressure washed before being painted. Shee called on his friends at Putting On Pressure and Dream Clean of Florida, and between the two companies, they had the entire building cleaned up in no time with a crew of five guys.
“Next, Sherwin-Williams showed up and painted the entire building in one day,” Shee said of the hues of grey, tan, and blues that now adorn THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club. “Once that was completed, we realized that the landscaping really needed to be updated, so I called on United Land Service, and they came out and landscaped the entire property, installed new pavers, put in raised flower beds, and added a fresh layer of mulch. Atlantic Disposal supplied the dumpsters to remove all of the old plants and mulch material.”
All-in-all, the Beautification Project cost around $80,000 in in-kind donations from some of MasterCraft Builder Group’s responsive partners. We couldn’t be more thrilled to work with these amazing companies and all of the team members who came together to revamp THE PLAYERS Championship Boys & Girls Club. This facility is where hundreds of kids from the West Augustine community come every day after-school to learn, socialize and just plain have fun.