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What: The Boys & Girls Clubs of York County will hold its signature fundraiser, the Great Futures Gala, on Friday, May 10, 2019. Prior to the Gala, Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be visiting one of our Club locations for a scheduled visit with Boys & Girls Clubs members. She will take questions from media from 2:00 – 3:00 PM prior to visiting with the Club members at 3:00 PM.
Why: The Boys & Girls Clubs of York County is celebrating Great Futures for York County kids and teens! Since 1992, we have served York County youth after school, out of school and during summer months. We are thrilled to share our special guest, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, with our Club members, staff, sponsors, partners and you as she shares her message of how her #GreatFuture began at the Boys & Girls Club.
The Great Futures Gala is the signature fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County highlighting the impact made by the Clubs in the lives of those we serve. The Great Futures Gala will be a night of entertainment with special guest speaker and six time Olympic medalist, Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The night will also include a silent auction, dinner, live auction, wine pull and much more all while celebrating the community stakeholders whose support makes our mission possible. The goal for this fun, yet purposeful event is to raise the necessary funding to sustain the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County throughout 2019.
Gala website: http://bgcyc.org/news-events/
When: Friday, May 10th, 2019
- 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Jackie Joyner-Kersee will be available for interviews at this time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of York County’s Teen Center in the Emmett Scott Room
- 3:00 – 4:00 pm – Jackie will visit with Boys & Girls Club members
- 8:00 – 8:30 pm – Jackie will speak at the Gala
You may capture video at the Gala but we ask that you please refrain from interviewing Jackie at the event as her schedule is strictly tied to our event contract.
Where: Media/Interview Opportunity and Meet & Greet with Jackie Joyner-Kersee: Boys & Girls Club – 1234 Flint Street Ext., Rock Hill, SC 29730. Please park in the back of the building to prevent disruption of student pick-up taking place. You may drive to the back of the building and head all the way to the end where the BGCYC Teen Center is located.
Growing Great Futures Gala VIP event and Reception: Richardson Ballroom, Winthrop University – 2020 Alumni Dr, Rock Hill, SC 29733
- Prior to May 10th Contact – Jenna Berinsky, Resource Development Specialist – 803-324-7920 or email@example.com.