The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence will celebrate the first week of its summer program Friday with a lunch, games and swimming at Watson Park. The event is sponsored by the Breakfast Optimist Club, a nonprofit organization that supports more than 21 youth programs and organizations in Douglas County.
The Breakfast Optimist Club will also present a $1,500 check to the Boys and Girls Club for support of its programs throughout the year.
The Boys and Girls Club currently has 464 youths enrolled at four different sites in Lawrence. The summer program runs through July 25 and will be filled with arts and crafts, recreation, field trips and educational activities.