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Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City Go Hoops Campaign Still on the Clock

Atlantic City, NJ, January 14, 2022. The Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City’s (BGCAC) has launched, Go Hoops, a Capital Campaign to transform their gym, originally a boxing ring for boys in the 1970s and then a basketball court in the 1980s, into a state-of- the-art, arena.  The space will still host basketball, including 6 half courts, as well as speaking engagements, cultural exhibits and community events.  The organization seeks to raise a minimum of $500,000 to cover construction and related costs; 80% of which has already been raised.

Evolution, a new contributor to the BGCAC is the top tier Arena and Basketball Court Flooring Naming Sponsor, donating $225,000.  In recognition of their contribution, the facility will be named the Evolution Arena. Jacob Claesson, Head of Operations for Evolution North America comments, “Evolution strives to give each of our employees the tools and the opportunities to make the most out of themselves and we are proud to partner with the BCGAC and extend this approach also outside of our teams.  We have operating in Atlantic City since 2018, offering 100s of season-proof jobs for first time workers.  In the coming years, we are looking to further grow our local presence and are glad to underline our commitment to the local community by supporting the important work that BGCAC does for youth, through this partnership.”

Liane Levenson, co-chair of the fundraising efforts “believes the Arena will help Atlantic City’s greater community to evolve, thanks to this hopeful multi-use space where children of all ages can learn, compete and grow.  There is no more important funding opportunity than our next generation and I am honored to lead this effort, connecting Evolution’s organizational purpose to our local community, truly a SLAM DUNK!”

In addition, Steve and Cookies Restaurant and Ventnor No. 7311 contributed $50,000 and will be named as the Basketball Backboard Sponsor.  Caesars Entertainment will be the naming sponsor for Athletic Equipment at a $25,000 level.  Other naming opportunities are still available and can be found at

The BGCAC provides resources for the development of youth and their families, from all backgrounds, to realize their full potential. BGCAC serves as the beacon of hope for Atlantic City residents and serves as the scaffolding for families to climb, ensuring and empowering our Club Kids to engage the world with a greater purpose through exploration and opportunity. To support the BGCAC and help us raise our last $100,000, contact us at or 609-347-2697.

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