Putting together the list of activities, coming up with a location and discussing fundraising possibilities were among the first items discussed last Thursday when the steering committee for the Sunnyside-Woodside Boys & Girls club met.
The group, which includes former political rivals—Brent O’Leary, Angelo Maragos and Jimmy Van Brammer—is in the process of coming up with a realistic list of activities that could be incorporated into the center. While items such as a swimming pool would be the ultimate, the group realizes this is a long-term goal.
The group is deciding where the center should be located—taking into consideration where other organizations, such as the Long Island City YMCA (32-23 Queens Blvd), are based.
The group is starting to look at fundraising possibilities and what individuals, businesses and groups might be able to help fund it.