Boys & Girls Clubs Of America “2012 Great Futures Gala” - Headlined by LA-Area Olympic Medalists and Entertainment Execs

On October 11 at LA LIVE, prominent business, entertainment and political leaders will join 2012 Olympic medalists in salute to the work of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), honoring the organization’s vision, mission and outstanding accomplishments. More than 4 million youth are supported through 4,000 Clubs nationally; 1.2 million youth through almost 1,000 Club sites in the Greater Los Angeles Area.




5:00 PM Red Carpet Media Interviews

5:30 PM Reception

7:00 PM Dinner Program; Live and Silent Auctions


LOCATION: JW Marriott, 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California


GALA EVENT INVITATION: http://lagala.bgca.



Entertainment: Goldie Hawn, Mario Lopez; John Maata, President, CW Network; John Ward, VP, Direct TV; Eric Shanks, President, Fox Sports; Bobby Deleon, Johnny Depp Production Company; Legendary Bassist Verdine White, Earth, Wind and Fire; Steve Lillywhite, 5-time Grammy Record Producer (U2, Peter Gabriel, Dave Matthews Band); Actor Courtney Vance; World Boxing Champ Evander Holyfield; and LA-area Olympic Medalists: Carmelita Jeter; Will Claye; Jason Richardson, Dawn Harper, Nicole Davis, Dotsie Bausch, Lindsey Berg, Dominic Breazeale, Courney Matthewson, Merrill Moses, James Nieto, John Nunn, Jeffrey Powers, Kelly Rulon, Rachel Buehler, Lauren Wenger, among others.




Herbert Hoover Humanitarian Award: Jeffrey O. Henley, Chairman, Oracle Corporation and BGCA alumnus, for outstanding leadership and support spanning nearly 30 years.


Lifetime Achievement Award: Taco Bell Corp, for 20 years of sustained exceptional commitment to children and financial support to BGCA totaling $35 million.


About Boys & Girls Clubs of America


For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America ( has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens.  Today, some 4,000 Boys & Girls Clubs serve nearly 4 million children and teens through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. Clubs provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.


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