The ribbon was cut Thursday on the new Dooley-Witten Learning Center at the Halls/ Powell Boys & Girls Club.
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - As Jason Witten prepared to cut a blue ribbon in celebration of the new Dooley-Witten Learning Center on Thursday afternoon, Tennessee head coach Derek Dooley made a light-hearted observation.
"We couldn't get a little orange on the ribbon?" Dooley joked.
Regardless of the color or shade of the ribbon, one thing Dooley, the former Vol standout tight end and everyone else in attendance could agree on was the importance of investing in brighter futures for the children at the Halls/Powell Boys & Girls Club of the Tennessee Valley.
As part of his ongoing work with Variety - The Children's Charity of East Tennessee, Dooley teamed up with Witten and his SCORE Foundation to help fund the renovation and development of the newly-christened Dooley-Witten Learning Center, which was dedicated Thursday.
"There are people that create problems, there are people that talk about problems and there are people that solve problems," Dooley said before the ribbon-cutting. "The Boys & Girls Club has been a problem solver ever since its inception. I've always felt like if everybody just put their energy on their local communities to solve the problems together, then we wouldn't have as many problems as we have all over the world.
"We have so much right here locally that we can do. That's where we have put our energy on trying to help solve problems at a local level. I've always felt like there's no greater resource in this country than our young people because they are the future problem solvers."