Handley Recreation Center receives $15,000 check

LEAD, S.D. — The Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center, along with the Sanford Underground Research Facility, presented a check for $15,000 to the Handley Recreation Center on Monday.

Lead Recreation CenterThe Handley Center is home to the Lead-Deadwood chapter of the Boys and Girls Club of the Black Hills as well as for youth and family activities. The plan is to make use of underutilized space to grow the program for young people.

The gift is in recognition of the recent purchase of the visitors center by the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority.

“Well, a lot of our programs are focused around K-12 STEM education programs, and so we thought this was a good fit,” said Executive Director of the South Dakota Science and Technology Authority, Mike Headley. “The Handley Center has a lot of offerings for students, and we felt this would be a good way to start to develop a partnership with the Handley Center and contribute to programs for kids here in the community.”

Headley says the $15,000 will jump-start plans to create a versatile and welcoming space for children and adults. The plans will include classrooms, a daycare space, a full commercial kitchen and a meeting and office space.

The estimated price tag for these renovations is $2.16 million.

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