November 12, 2001
Bothell honored for community partnership
Bothell has been named a recipient of the 2001 International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Program Excellence Award for Public/Private Partnerships for the city's Junior High Gym Night program. This program is a collaborative effort by a local Bothell business and the city.
In 1995, Junior High Gym Night began when Bothell pizzeria owner Pete Anthony wanted to provide a place for junior high kids to go after school. He joined with Bothell Fire and E.M.S. and Parks & Recreation staff to create a free, weekly, adult-supervised program that runs each Monday evening of the school year.
Junior high students from the Northshore School District are encouraged to spend an evening playing basketball, board games, hang out with friends, meet new people, eat pizza and create relationships with adult role models in the Bothell community. Currently, Junior High Gym Night takes place at Frank Love Elementary (303 224th St. SW in Bothell) from 5 to 6:30 p.m.