In conjunction with the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Leslie Unit is Independence is being renovated.

In conjunction with the upcoming Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Kauffman Stadium, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Leslie Unit is Independence is being renovated.


The MLB and Kansas City Royals are contributing more than $3.5 million toward the MLB All-Star-themed legacy initiatives and projects in the greater Kansas City area. A portion of the donation will be used to renovate the Leslie Unit, 315 S. Leslie St.


On May 7, 120 club members were moved to their temporary home at the Hawthorne Unit in Independence. Demolition and renovation is underway with help from Magical Builders, MLB’s representative.


The project also includes an expansion to add a Teen Center, which supports the Boys & Girls Clubs strategy to keep 100 percent of the active club members on track for high school graduation, along with post-secondary goals.


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