SPOKANE, Wash.--- If your kids are looking for a place to be on Saturdays, the Boys and Girls Club is a great option.
On Saturday, the organization kicked off its "Saturday Club Days" with a pancake breakfast and open house.
The Boys and Girls Club says opening on Saturdays helps fill a need for many families in the area.
"My favorite thing to do is either in the gym or play pool," said Cai Fackler, a 9 year-old who comes to the Boys and Girls Club often.
Cai and his new friend Caleb Erickson took advantage of all the Boys and Girls Club had to offer: pool, snacks, entertainment.
"We were lucky enough to get a great sponsorship from United Healthcare to make this possible," said Club Director Scott Reese. "Most clubs are only open Monday through Friday. This allows us to be open on Saturdays because we realized kids need a place to go on Saturdays."
Thanks to a grant from United Healthcare, breakfast will be available every Saturday during the school year. The money also helps underwrite the cost of memberships for low income kids.
"This neighborhood is predominantly lower income, [and] a lot of these families aren't connected," said Robert Martin with United Healthcare. "As we're doing our outreach for this community, it makes sense for us to step in to help bring these people together."
This is the second year of Saturday Club Days and the Boys and Girls Club says it is a great option for families who need a safe and educational place for their kids.
And those kids? They're just there to have fun.
For more information about the Boys and Girls Club, visit http://www.bgcspokanecounty.org/