KVB SACK Foundation Opens Media Center at local Boys and Girls Club

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. **- The Andrew Jackson The Boys & Girls Club announced the grand opening of the "KVB Media Center" with a ribbon cutting ceremony earlier this week with Titans defensive end and KVB SACK founder Kyle Vanden Bosch. Also included in the ribbon cutting was Vanden Bosch's wife, Lindsey, Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee President and CEO Bobby Lee Smith and Andrew Jackson Club Director Jeff Darnell.

The KVB Sack Foundation entirely funded the multimedia arts center, which is the first of its kind for a local Boys & Girls Club. The new multimedia center is a vital step towards preserving arts education as a growing number of schools continue to cut funds in art and music classes. The multimedia center will offer technological tools for youth who look to creatively express themselves, while assisting in job skills and career development.

For Vanden Bosch, seeing the KVB Media Center come to fruition is one of his proudest moments.

"As an NFL football player, I have a long list of on-the-field accomplishments, but without question, my proudest off-the-field accomplishment is the installation of the KVB Media Center," said Vanden Bosch. "Ten years from now, this will still be here and the kids will still be developing their skills. A kid who had the opportunity to work here will be the new sportscaster here in Nashville."

Club members, ages six to 18, will have access to a studio and recording facility. The multimedia center is complete with state-of-the-art video cameras, audio recording equipment and a green screen. The KVB Sack Foundation plans to build additional multimedia arts centers in partnership with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee.

Boys & Girls Club volunteers will donate their time to club members and staff, teaching them how to use the equipment and software programs. Andrew Jackson Club Director Jeff Darnell is a huge proponent of the musical arts, and will emphasize well-rounded curricula throughout the multi-media center.

"The new media center will offer the kids the chance to come in and spend some time in the media center and keep them off the streets, not only to create music, but to learn and study music as well," said Darnell. "We will look at hip-hop, but I also want the kids to learn about jazz, rock-n-roll and the blues."

Bobby Lee Smith, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, is grateful for the impact his studio will make on the Andrew Jackson.

"What a great opportunity the KVB Sack Foundation has provided our youth through the KVB Media Center," stated Smith. "Kyle Vanden Bosch's generous investment will allow our club members the opportunity to sharpen their technology skills as well as their skills in music, video production and art. We cannot thank Kyle and his foundation enough for what they do for young people that attend the Boys & Girls Club."

**ABOUT THE KVB SACK FOUNDATION

*"The foundation name speaks of our mission: to Support and Assist Charities for Kids. With financial assistance and volunteer work, we aim to create new opportunities for children that may need a little help or encouragement. We will give support to and help create awareness for a variety of charities and programs aimed at bettering the lives of America's youth. Our mission is to provide aid for various foundations and charitable organizations that support the development and well-being of children. The KVB SACK Foundation simply relays to our children the message of hope in their lives."

 

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