Girls Inc. Receives Much-Needed Renovations

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Girls who spend their afternoons at Girls Inc. may have noticed changes at the facility on Old Greenwood Road during the last several weeks.

According to Amanda Daniels, executive director of the United Way participating agency, the organization’s gym floor was recently replaced and a library and media center were remodeled with the help of volunteers and donations.

Daniels said the gym floor had been in dire need of replacement for years.

“The floor had been in since the early 1990s,” she said. “The floor type had a bunch of holes in it, so it would catch everything.”

The organization used money left to one of the benefactors of Nancy Orr, whom their facility is named after, to pay nearly $50,000 for the new floor, according to Daniels. Girls Inc. also sold sponsorships on the gym floor.

To date, Carman Inc. and Arvest Bank are the only two sponsors. But Daniels said there is room for two more.

“The sponsorships help us with upkeep of the floor,” she said. “There will certain things we have to do to maintain it for the long term. We want to make sure we keep it nice and that it can maintain itself for 20 or 25 years.”

Greg Carman, president of transportation company Carman Inc., said the decision to sponsor the gym floor and be involved in Girls Inc. was an easy one for him. Click here to read the full story from our partners at