The Uihlein Recreation Center (UC) celebrates 50 years of providing recreational opportunities to at-risk youth this summer.
But like many 50-year-olds, the UC needs some maintenance. The roof has been patched and repaired many times over the years. But the increasing leaks this past winter have made it clear that the time has come. . . The Uihlein Center needs a new roof!
We are asking your help to ensure that recreation and exercise remain available year-round to boys and girls at YBGR. As a nationally recognized youth mental health treatment center, Yellowstone Boys & Girls Ranch seeks to treat the whole person: mind, spirit, and body.
The health benefits of physical activity for children have been well documented, and youth at YBGR are no different. In fact, physical activity and exercise can be even more critical for youth dealing with mental health issues, helping to reduce stress, improve physical fitness, promote cooperative play, and handle the joy of victory and the disappointment of defeat in a safe, supportive environment.
The Uihlein Recreation Center (UC) boasts these amenities:
• Bowling Alley
• Swimming Pool
• Locker Rooms
• Exercise Room
• Game Room
The Uihlein Recreation Center provides a venue for recreation and exercise year-round for both youth and staff at YBGR. The UC is also used by community groups for basketball and volleyball tournaments, graduation parties, and swim certifications. Without the UC, physical activity and exercise would be extremely limited for youth at YBGR during the winter months.