WHO WE ARE
The Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea was formed in early 1994 through a cooperative effort between concerned community leaders of the Town of Chelsea, the Housing Authority of the Delaware Tribe of Indians, and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The club first opened its doors to the Chelsea area youth on June 9, 1994, operating out of the Longfellow Intermediate School gymnasium.
The Boys and Girls Club of Chelsea was the first native club in Oklahoma accepted as a member organization of the Boys and Girls Clubs of America in July of 1994.
The club's permanent home, the Lewis B. Ketchum Youth Sports Center, was completed in 1996, and the club had an official grand opening of the center on November 16, 1996.
As a chartered not-for-profit corporation in the State of Oklahoma, the elected officers, Board of Directors are the legal governing body.
Debbie Hoskins - President
Nicky Harris - Vice President
Mandy Russell - Secretary/Treasurer
Emily Copeland - Member
Corey Lawhorn - Member
Bill Higgins - Member
Valdonna Lockhart - Member
Trudy Jugler- Member
Larry Copeland- Member
FIRST NATIVE CLUB IN OKLAHOMA
SERVES OVER 500 YOUTH ANNUALLY
SERVES 65% NATIVE YOUTH
NOW SERVES THE VINITA COMMUNITY