A dedication ceremony was held Friday night in Newport News, Virginia where the Boys & Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula was renamed “The Michael Vick Teen Center.”
The Boys & Girls Club: Greater Hampton Roads Unit was like a second home for the former NFL star quarterback when he was growing up. Now the club is named in his honor.
“My time at the Boys and Girls Club was so pivotal at a crucial point in my life when I had to learn people skills, and learn to communicate, and learn discipline, and learn what trust was all about,” Vick said. “It happened for me, so I wanna do it for them.”
Vick has fully funded the renovations to the club, along with Fox Sports and some other local area sponsors.
Vick was on hand with his family for the ribbon cutting dedication and took pictures with fans and participated in a game.
The club will have plenty of resources to help teens with social development including computer labs and job force training as well as a recreation center where kids can play video games.