- Founded in 1960, the Mathews-Dickey Boy's & Girl's Club is a non-profit organization that was started by baseball coaches Martin L. Mathews and the late Hubert 'Dickey' Ballantine. Mathews continues to serve as the club's president and CEO.
- The club currently serves over 40,000 young males and females (ages 7-18) from the St. Louis area.
- It serves as a meeting center for different outside organizations and as an outreach center for troubled youths.
- Provides several activities for city youths, including baseball, football, cheerleading, among many others.
- The club's mission is to promote personal strength and confidence and to build self-esteem for those who have had major personal issues and problems.
- While the organization has a paid staff, it is also the many volunteers that help make things happen
- It has been nationally recognized by Presidents Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, as well as Vice-Presidents Dan Quayle and Joe Biden.
- When NBC's The Today Show spent a week in St. Louis (in 1994), Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel shed some spotlight on the club for its diversity.
|A close look at the sign|
|Outside look of the building|
|The Jack Buck footprints Walk of Fame located outside the entrance|
|Sign that is located in the front yard off the highway. Yes, the 'S' in Girls is missing as is part of the 'W' and 'I'|
Mathews-Dickey Boys' & Girl's Club on FB
4245 N. Kingshighway Boulevard, ST. LOUIS, MO, 63115
Cake artist: Dail Chambers (also decorated the Katherine Dunham Museum cake)