David Gonzalez has grown up with the Lodi Boys and Girls Club. He begins each day at 7 a.m. at the club, where he practices basketball. He has made friends with the staff members and often helps the younger children in the recreation center.
As of Friday, the 17-year-old, along with all the other children, have to spend their summers elsewhere. Due to a shortage of revenue, the center has had to close for the summer months and is not scheduled to reopen until Aug. 1.