The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley, Oak Ridge Unit, will have its annual gala on Saturday, March 7.
This year’s event will be held at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Guests can expect an evening of simple glamour while enjoying dinner, drinks, dancing, and live and silent auctions. Some items to be auctioned this year include an autographed Ted Williams photo “Opening Day 1947 at Fenway Park,” a luxury trip to Keeneland, a year’s membership to the Oak Ridge Country Club, a one-night accommodation at Buckhorn Inn in Gatlinburg, pottery from local artisans, and wine baskets.
The event is chaired by Unit Board President Aaron Wells and Corporate Board Member Ann Likens.
“This Gala is always our largest unit fundraiser and a great evening for the community and club supporters and alumni to celebrate the impact the Club has, and will continue to make, on the youth of our community,” Likens said. Guests can have a souvenir photo taken as they arrive.
“We want to see the community show up and support the Club in a fun way!” Wells said. “Sponsorships are coming in from our community, but we still need corporate sponsors, auction items, and people to buy tickets! We want it to be a fun evening, to build enthusiasm and to share the importance of the Club’s mission.”
Current sponsors and their levels include:
“The World Is Not Enough”: Karen’s Jewelers
“Casino Royale”: J.G. Mullins Construction Co., Peters Jewelers, and Tennessee Tool and Engineering
“Goldfinger”: Atomic Muscle Cars; Charlie Hensley; Clayton Homes; Edward Jones—Jim Charles III; Lyndon S. Hurt, DDS; Mortgage Investors Group; ORUD; Premier Dental; Pryor Pediatric Dentistry; Robert T. Green, C.P.A., P.C.; Stoller Newport News Nuclear SN3; and TNBANK
“Thunderball”: Citizens National Bank, Enrichment Federal Credit Union, and Madison Insurance Group
For more information or for tickets, email [email protected] or call (865) 244-6073 or (865) 482-4433. Tickets can be purchased from any board member or staff and at the door.
Proceeds from this year’s event will help the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Clinch Valley to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.