The Boys & Girls Clubs of Alton and Bethalto are each hosting golf tournaments in May, and both count that event as one of their major fundraisers. The Alton Club was launched several years ago as a project of the organization in Bethalto, and has grown into a self-supporting organization. Still, the clubs will partner on projects when finances dictate.
Bethalto Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Kathy Wilson says getting the two clubs back together would be a lot of work.
Wilson says one of the largest Boys & Girls Clubs in the area is the Herbert Hoover club in St. Louis, which is based near the Fox Theater, but has expanded into North St. Louis due to what Wilson says is a great need.