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Boys & Girls Clubs to honor local philanthropists at ‘Gift of Hope’ luncheon

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Boys & Girls Clubs to honor local philanthropists at ‘Gift of Hope’ luncheon

Knoxville, Tenn. – Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley (BGCTNV) will host the ‘Gift of Hope’ fundraising luncheon on Monday, May 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knoxville Convention Center.

This year’s ‘Gift of Hope’ award will be presented to Moll and Charlie Anderson. The award was created to honor Emmet P. “Buck” and Linda Vaughn for the many years of outstanding dedication, inspiration and hope they have provided to the members of Boys & Girls Clubs.

“Creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and determination define Moll and Charlie Anderson. Through their generosity and enduring support of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley, they ensure the young people we serve gain life-changing experiences and opportunities that ignite great futures,” said Lisa Hurst, President and CEO of BGCTNV. “We are delighted to honor Moll and Charlie with the 2012 Gift of Hope Award.”

Hallerin Hilton Hill will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the event.

New this year at this luncheon will be a performance by up-and-coming country star and former Halls/Powell Boys & Girls Club member Greylan James. Additionally, an “Ignite Greatness” Club Member Panel will take place, in which four current or past Boys & Girls Club members will participate in a Q&A with Hallerin Hilton Hill about their experiences with BGCTNV.

The ‘Gift of Hope’ luncheon is open to the public, but reservations are required. There is no cost, but a donation is suggested. Contact Sarah Pope at (865) 584-0550 or spope@ackermannpr.com for interviews and/or more information.

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About Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley offers programs that increase academic success, encourage healthy lifestyles and develop good citizenship and character among youth.  The organization currently serves 5,000 of our area youth, ages 5 to 17 years, throughout the Tennessee Valley region. The organization also provides 338,000 USDA hot meals and snacks annually for members free of charge. The Clubs see as many as 1,120 youth walk through the doors on any given day in the 15 locations in Knox, Blount, Loudon and Northern Anderson Counties. The organization employs more than 280 trained, professional, caring staff and welcomes more than 1,200 volunteers annually.

Media Contact:
Sarah Malak Pope
(865) 584-0550
spope@ackermannpr.com

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