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25th Anniversary Growing Great Futures Gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of York County held our 25th annual Stakeholders’ Celebration: Growing Great Futures Gala on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Where do we begin to describe our Growing Great Futures Gala? We were absolutely blown away by the tremendous support from our community including our sponsors, partners, volunteers, board, staff and many others. The night was full of fun and excitement as our guests enjoyed a delicious meal, competitive bidding and, of course, our amazing guest speaker and Boys & Girls Club alum, Evander Holyfield. So whether you sponsored a table, attended the event, volunteered during the night, spent countless hours working to ensure its success or otherwise supported our fundraising efforts, please accept our heartful gratitude for helping the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County celebration and ensure Great Futures for York County youth!

Pictured right is our special guest speaker, Evander Holyfield, and presenting sponsor, Piedmont Medical Center’s CEO, Brad Talbert. 



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A Night to Remember…

The goal for this fun, yet purposeful event is to raise the necessary funding to sustain the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County throughout 2017. Each year, we welcome sponsors and in-kind donors who share in our mission of creating GREAT FUTURES for local youth. Check out our photo album and video library below! Be sure to tag yourself and your friends in our photos and don’t miss the special messages from our outstanding Club members!


A KNOCKOUT Punch = $150,000+ Raised!


At the beginning of our planning process, our Gala committee and staff agreed on a hefty goal to raise $150,000 during our annual fundraising event. Some may have thought we were a little crazy to think we could more than triple our usual goal of just $50,000. But, thanks to the hard work of the committee and the dedication of so many outstanding volunteers, we not only achieved our goal but also put on a celebration like none other! The Gala was the single most successful fundraiser in the history of our organization. So thank you for helping us to reach our goal and to ensure that York County youth will have even more exciting opportunities for achieving Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship and Healthy Lifestyles. Check out the list below of the amazing board members and volunteers who helped make our success possible!


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2017 Growing Great Futures Gala Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Silver Anniversary Sponsors


Great Futures Sponsors

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The Josh Boyd Team (3)


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Substation Concrete
Kathy Wilson
Malison financial

2017 Gala Committee

Honorary Gala Chair

LeeGardnerLee Gardner, Retired

2017 Gala Chair

66569b6e-1768-4b81-96c6-2ce3ecaeb883Daniel Hopper, Board Member

Steering Committee

Gale DiGiorgio  |  Kim Keel  |  Chrissy Catoe  |  Todd Lumpkin  |  Daniel Hopper  |  Lee Gardner

Auction Committee

Gale DiGiorgio  |  Pam Morrell  | Judy Tuttle  |  Chrissy Catoe  |  Alyn Sheheen  |  Caitlin Croft  |  Merritt Croom

Event Committee

Kim Keel  |  Zenon Butts  | Ally Hunt  |  Lora Holladay  |  Kim Buchanan

Guest Care Teams



In-Kind Supporters

Adidas – Nelson Welch

Carolinas Selfie Queen

Dennis Kontor-Kwateng, Graphic Design

Dominos Pizza

Harris Teeter

Jeremy Wynder, Videography

Kim Buchanan, Decoration and Design

Lora Holladay, Decoration and Design

Merritt Croom, Photography

Shutterfly Foundation

Sign Techniques

Wilson’s Nursery

For more information, please contact Sara Blancke at 803.524.6434 ext. 1 or email at