Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Boys & Girls Clubs honor Youth of the Year

Every day, the Boys and Girls Clubs help hundreds of Tulsa area youth. The Clubs have 5,231 members who come from diverse backgrounds.  These kids will spend hours at the Clubs, working on their homework, learning how to play sports, studying for their ACT tests.  Many of them have gone on to become doctors, lawyers, journalists, professional athletes and community leaders. 
Our club directors and staff are proud of their members and will honor a youth who stands out above the rest.  On March 15th, we will celebrate these kids at the Youth of the Year Banquet.  A member from each of the seven Boys & Girls Clubs (North Mabee, Mabee Red Shield, West Mabee, Broken Arrow, Sand Springs, Sapulpa and Muskogee) will receive an award. Three teenagers will compete for the Youth of the Year award, the highest honor a Club member can achieve.

The winner will receive a $2,500 scholarship. The second and third place finishers will also receive scholarships. Last year’s winner, Alex Walker from Broken Arrow, went on to win the state competition.

We’re looking for sponsors for this wonderful event so we can give scholarships to more of these students. Again, the Youth of the Year banquet is March 15th at 6pm at the Allen Chapman Activity Center on the University of Tulsa campus.  Individual tickets to this event are $50.
If you want to find out more about the banquet or the Boys & Girls Clubs, contact me at or 918-587-7801 ext. 121.


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