BGCNCG Hosts First Doors To Great Futures Awards

GREAT FUTURES START TOGETHER


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Town 220 in Madison was sparkling with hues of royal blue and smiles, as Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia celebrated its first Doors to Great Futures Donor & Volunteer Awards Dinner.

Over a 100 guests were in attendance to help celebrate the commitment of those being honored for their outstanding support and service to Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia’s mission of enabling all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

Attendees watched and listened as Bria Anai, a Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club alumni and 2015 Top 10 American Idol Contestant, kicked off the program

Hosts for the evening were Channel 2 Action News Reporter Tom Jones and Sr. Executive Director for Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club, Karen Robertson.

Perhaps the most impactful reminder of the work BGCNCG does in conjunction with its donors and volunteers was the speech provided by the organization’s 2018 Youth of the Year.

 

 Quanderious Briscoe deliverers his powerful speech on how BGCNCG has impacted his life.

Quanderious Briscoe deliverers his powerful speech on how BGCNCG has impacted his life.

“(Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club) simply taught me no matter how bad the circumstances may be you can still be successful and significant and I was,” Quanderious Briscoe, PNBGC member said as addressed the room of attendees.

Awards were presented on the local club level and organization wide.

Madison-Morgan Boys & Girls Club Awards:

Professional of the Year – Shameka Terrell

Rookie of the Year – Erin Garrett

Business Partner of the Year -Morgan County Charter School System

Special Naming Award -  Babs Johnston

Volunteer of the Year - Cathy Whitcomb

Board Member of the Year for the local level – Vickie Hunt

 

Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club Awards:

Professional of the Year – Vera Hall

Business Partner of the Year - Novelis

Special Naming Award -  Carol Kuhn

Volunteer of the Year – Maria Wheeler

Board Member of the Year for the local level – Debbie Burns

 

Walton County Boys & Girls Club Awards:

Professional of the Year – Chasity Morriessette

Business Partner of the Year – Walton EMC

Special Naming Award -  David Dickinson

Volunteer of the Year – Monroe Junior Service League

Board Member of the Year for the local level – Mark Denard

 

21st Century Programs:

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Professional of the Year & Michael C. Conrads Award:

Marcus Swain

 

Corporate Awards:

 

Business Partner of the Year – LOWES

Family Foundation Recognition:

 Conrads Family Foundation, Bryans Family Foundation &  Grizzard Family Foundation

Lifetime Movement Award:

 Nancy Vaughn of MMBGC, Dr. Mardel Kolls of PNBGC, Harris Warbington of MMBGC

BGCNCG Board Member of the Year:

 Vickie Hunt of MMBGC & Debbie Burns of PNBGC

 

 

During the ceremony, there was a club alumni induction, which each alumni member recited the alumni oath. It was a moving experience, as the entire room joined in saying the oath with them. 

 Karen Robertson leads Tay Hyman (MMBGC), Diondra Burgess (PNBGC) and Chastity Morrissette (WCBGC) in the alumni oath. 

Karen Robertson leads Tay Hyman (MMBGC), Diondra Burgess (PNBGC) and Chastity Morrissette (WCBGC) in the alumni oath. 

 BGCNCG CEO & President, Bob Mackey with guest singer & fellow club alumni, Bria Anai

BGCNCG CEO & President, Bob Mackey with guest singer & fellow club alumni, Bria Anai

The room was certainly full of appreciation, Bob Mackey, BGCNCG CEO & President said.

“Our communities have played a valuable role in helping us provide beneficial youth development programming,” he said. “These outstanding community members, businesses and volunteers have given an immeasurable gift to our organization, and more importantly our youth. The room was electric with unified excitement that what we’re doing together is making a difference.”

Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia provides club experiences in Madison, Greene, Putnam and Newton Counties. They serve over 1,500 youth in North Central Georgia.

BGCNCG’s vision is to provide a world-class experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters our doors.

For more information or to donate, visit www.bgcncg.com. If you’d like to get involved please contact 770-267-8034.