GREAT FUTURES START TOGETHER
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.
“(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:
Professional of the Year & Michael C. Conrads Award:
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.
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.