Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs Announces Jeffrey-Glidewell Unit Dedication Date

Mar 20, 2024 | News & Events


Wednesday, March 20, 2024 

Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs Celebrates Dedication Ceremony of Jeffrey-Glidewell Unit 

FORT SMITH, AR–The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs is pleased to announce the Dedication Ceremony of the Jeffrey-Glidewell Unit on March 26, 2024 at 11:00 AM. The event will take place at the newly 3.1-million-dollar remodeled facility located at 4905 North ‘O’ Street, Fort Smith, AR 72904. 

The Jeffrey-Glidewell Unit holds special significance as it pays tribute to the remarkable legacy of Jerry Glidewell, who dedicated forty-three years of leadership service at the Jeffrey Unit before his retirement in 2022. Under his guidance, the Clubs flourished, boasting over 3,000 members, numerous alumni, and a multitude of sports leagues and teams. 

The dedication ceremony information: 

DATE Tuesday. March 26, 2024 

TIME 11:00 am 

LOCATION Jeffrey-Glidewell Unit 

4905 North ‘O’ Street 

Fort Smith, AR 72904 

Scheduled speakers: 

Mayor George McGill 

Beth Presley, CEO 

Roger Meek, Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Sam T. Sicard, Capital Campaign Chair 

Eddie Lee Herndon, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors 

Jerry Glidewell, Honoree 

CONTACT Beth Presley, CEO 


479-462-6247 cell 

Media and local dignitaries invited and we will distribute a press release and pictures electronically after the event. 

About The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs 

The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs has a mission to help youth of all backgrounds develop qualities needed to become responsible citizens and leaders. Through our association with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, we seek to enhance the quality of life for the youth of our community. In 1928, the original Fort Smith Boys Club operated out of a room in Judge Isaac Parker’s courthouse. Over the years it has expanded to four club facilities (Evans, Goldtrap-Gardner, Jeffrey-Glidewell, Stephens) and Hunts Park, a community sports facility. Renamed ‘The Fort Smith Boys & Girls Clubs’ in 1999, the organization continues to provide a safe place where area children can engage in life-enhancing programs and character-development experiences with ongoing relationships with caring adults. Recent expansions and improvements include a major re-imagining of the Hunts Parks sports complex, new basketball courts, computer innovation labs, and $3.1 million dollar expansion of the Jeffrey-Glidewell unit. 

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