Boys and Girls Club of Burbank Raises Over $175,000 at 19th Gala Event

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The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley held its 19th Annual Fundraising Gala and Auction “Back to the Future” on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.Thanks to the generosity of our donors, sponsors, guests and Emcee, Johnny Holiday more than $175,000 was raised.

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This year the Club is recognized  Burbank City Manager Mark Scott and Local Business Leader Kevin McCarney. “Both Mark and Kevin are former Boys & Girls members,” said Shanna Warren, CEO “illustrating perfectly the impact of the Boys & Girls Club on its participants. We are so excited to recognize these two community leaders and also show case how great futures do start at the Boys & Girls Club.”

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Johnny Holiday,  Emceed the evening. Mr. Holiday is the great nephew and god son of Bing Crosby. Following in the footsteps of his great uncle, Johnny and his band will also performed, treating guests to some timeless classics.

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In addition, the Club’s very own Deaf and Hard of Hearing students  performed to “Power of Love”, the theme song from the movie “Back To The Future.” Both a live and silent auction were held, with some spectacular items for sale. And, just to add more fun to the jam-packed evening, a grand stakes opportunity drawing took place with a chance to win $10,000 in prize money.

Proceeds from the evening will go directly to our Education programs, including but not limited to: After School Enrichment, Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) program, Creative Arts, Athletics, College Bound and Teen Programs.