Great Success at '16 Boys & Girls Club of Richland County Annual Dinner & Auction
Thank you Richland County!
The evening of April 2nd, over 240 Richland County community members joined Boys & Girls Club staff in the Hawaiian themed luau. It was a celebration of how donors have helped move Boys & Girls Club forward this past year as well as fundraising for 2016-2017 fiscal year. With a renewed staff and strong community support this year's event was able to meet the $75,000 goal; $15,500 was through a Raise-the-Paddle segment where individuals pledged a specific dollar amount toward the building fund. This fundraiser completes the fiscal year and supports 20% of the annual operating budget.
While fun Hawaiian music played in the background, the luau came complete with exotic flowers from Reynolds, a balloon wave from Party Central, the parade of the roasted pig (donated by Jim Miller, Savage), a flavorful unique drink and great food from Greg Mohr and amazing deserts by Anita Karst.
Special speakers were Jason Brothen, Board member, parent and donor who spoke of the significance of building the Clubhouse and what that will mean for Richland County as well as Elaine Stedman, CEO who spoke of how valuable volunteers are in supporting Club activities.
"This event has been a staple of this community for many years and this is one of the best outcomes the donors provided us so far," says Michele Seadeek, Development Director. "We are excited that our community is so engaged in what our Club does and what it means to hardworking families to have this opportunity for our kids." Boys & Girls Club of Richland County supports over 190 members within a limited space to provide a safe after school program that enhances children's lives. The Clubhouse will provide the needed space to allow any child to participate in clubhouse programs and services.
To learn more about the BGCRC future Clubhouse or to donate visit http://www.richlandbgc.org, Facebook page, or call the club at 406-433-6763.