Moonlight & Motown Boogied all night for the youth
Motown music could be heard from the Stables of Harbor Club recently as Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club held its annual signature Moonlight & Motown Fundraiser.
The evening featured remarkable Motown music, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle and of course plenty of dancing.
“Every year we have such a warm out pouring of love from our community for our youth,” Brad Parr, PNBGC Director said. “This fundraiser helps support our daily operations at Pete Nance, which includes the unique programming we offer with such things as First Tee – our golf initiative. By supporting Moonlight & Motown, our community is saying we value the youth around us.”
For Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year Ricquaria Griggs the experience was moving.
“A lot of the things that I value and make me who I am, I learned at PNBGC,” she shared the night of the event. “This Club taught me the importance of accepting myself just the way I am and granted me opportunities to meet new people, see new environments and challenged me to give back.”
Griggs shared her Youth of the Year journey with those in attendance in a moving speech about why the Club matters.
“I’m so proud of her,” Parr said. “I’m so glad our community was able to hear from her and see first hand why supporting our movement changes kids lives.”
There were several dance moves seen on the dance floor, but the most common gesture from those present was laughter and smiles.
Millicent Zamirowski, this year’s PNBGC event chair for the event, was moved by the attendance and joy of those present.
“There is just something special about what we are doing here at Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club,” she shared. “As we set up for our event this year, we hung boards showcasing our alumni, our Youth of the Year and Club photos. They truly were a statement piece for those to see we are saving lives here. I loved seeing all of our attendees take the time to view those boards and talk with Ricquaria Griggs.”
Zamirowski shared that a huge thank you was owed to all the sponsors of this year’s event and those who donated items.
“Without the support of those in our community, we couldn’t do what we do,” she said. “Great futures start together and we are grateful to all that offered a hand.”
If you’d like to learn more about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club, visit www.bgcncg.comor call 706-920-1400.