J. Churchill Owen Boys & Girls Club
Location: 3480 West Kentucky Avenue, Denver, CO 80219
Director: Steve Martinez
Club Mascot: Yellowjacket
Club Colors: Yellow and Black
School Year Hours: 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
Summer Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday
The J. Churchill Owen Club serves the Westwood neighborhood in west Denver. The Owen Branch was the first Denver-area Boys & Girls Club built specifically for that purpose. It bears the name of J. Churchill Owen, who was instrumental in establishing the Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver in 1961. The Club is home to the large Andrés “Big Cat” Galarraga multi-purpose field (named after the former Colorado Rockies first baseman), used for sports programs for all metro area Boys & Girls Clubs.
The Placido DeSantiago Teen Center, which includes a half court gymnasium, technology center, learning center and recreation area was built in 2009. The Teen Center serves an additional 300-500 young people per year, 70-80 additional kids per day, and will increase the total time spent at the Club by all members.
Clubhouse Sponsor: The Colorado Rockies