2017 Great Futures Gala
Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore
Sat, May 20, 2017 – 6pm
Mona Lake Scolnik Residence
4460 Cherrywood Ct
Norton Shores, MI 49441
We hope you will take the time to help support the new Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore. We have been working as full-time volunteers for quite a few years now trying to make this a better community for all. In 2013, a group was asked to help start a Boys & Girls Club in Muskegon. It was not easy and there were hurdles, but we worked through them and a great founding Board of Directors was assembled and we raised just over $1,000,000 for the seed money…as required by the National Boys & Girls Club…to operate a Club for three years. We have been open for two years…the doors opened on April 20th, 2015…with just 30 kids as the original members. As of today, we have got over 1,000 members in two locations and the Club continues to grow. The Club provides a safe, positive place for our kids after 3:00 PM every day, & during the summer. There are tutors and places to do homework, sports, games, mentors, a place to hang out and food is served…another important piece of this work. We invite you to check out the Boys & Girls Club very first Annual Report on our website, sharing the impact of the club and how your money is spent…a $9.60 return on every dollar donated!
Our funding needs to be sustained into the future and one of our key goals was establishing an annual signature fundraising event that would provide 11% ($100,000) of the ongoing funds needed to keep this important work going. That is why we are writing this letter. This is the second year we have hosted a high-profile event to call attention to the work of our Boys & Girls Club. We need sponsors to help with this event so all event revenue will go directly to the Boys & Girls Club. This “Great Futures Gala” is unique and includes some great fireworks orchestrated by the very same pyrotechnics firm that has produced major local fireworks…think Heritage Landing…for years. The fireworks will be fired from a floating platform in Mona Lake and they will be spectacular…Just like the Boys & Girls Club!
We hope you will choose to help make this event a success. We promise a very entertaining evening with music guaranteed to bring a smile to your face (the nationally known Bluewater Kings Band) and a dance floor for your happy feet, a strolling dinner and fabulous fireworks shot on the water! For ticket sales or sponsorship opportunity check out BGClubMuskegon.com for detailed information. If you have any questions, please contact either of us at the below contact information.
Robert N. Scolnik, Gala Co-Chair Jenny Hart-Locke, Gala Co-Chair
Boys & Girls Club Board Member Boys & Girls Club Board Member
231-206-4873 or MonaLake1@Comcast.net 231-638-2081 or JMLocke1@yahoo.com