Boys and Girls Club seek more city funds as summer attendance swells

The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cincinnati is asking for more city funds from the budget as its faced with the need to meet a high amount of children in need of their help. On the first day of the organization's summer program, 500 kids showed up. In total, they have nearly 1,000 kids signed up for their free summer activities. “We have like 20 on our wait list for each group almost and counting. I get new membership applications every day,” said Avondale Club Director Liz Hansell. Hansell said they serve four age groups, so about 80 kids' names are sitting on the wait list in total.