The 10th annual Reach for the Stars Dinner & Auction is set to take place Friday, February 9, 2018 at 5:30pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center in Fond du Lac. The event is held to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac, specifically, the summer programs provided to all youth in the Fond du Lac community. Presented by Grande Cheese, Reach for the Stars will include a tremendous dinner, a silent auction, raffle and other unique opportunities to support our youth, a special presentation courtesy of our Board of Directors, and a fun, inspirational program! The evening will be topped off by an exciting performance featuring crowd favorite, comedy mentalist Sean Bott, who has been described as a perfect blend of Jack Black and Criss Angel.
Online registration is now CLOSED for this event! Please visit www.bidpal.net/reach to browse auction packages and support our youth whether you attend the event or not! Bidding will open at 7:00am on Friday, Feb. 9!
Please feel free to contact Tiffany Heim at firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-924-0530 ext. 352 if you have any questions!
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac held its fourth annual SPELL for Great Futures team spelling bee on October 11th. Business and community leaders were randomly teamed up with Club members to compete in this fun and exciting, Superheroes themed event. Presented by Society Insurance and coupled with other numerous sponsorships from local businesses, the event raised over $23,000 to directly support the Club’s academic programs.
Over 175 people attended the event and were treated to a special introduction highlighting the 24 teams competing in the spelling bee, comprised of a total of 72 participants. A special invite was extended to any and all community heroes welcoming them to attend, as this year’s event tagline stated that “not all heroes wear capes”. Those in attendance were honored and recognized for the important work they have done and continue to do every day to make a positive difference in our community and beyond.
Placing third in the spelling bee was Kelly Messer (Society Insurance), Alexis Hollins and Savannah Abler. Coming in second place was Crystal Schimmels (Grande Cheese), Anies Stubbs and Zachary Schmitz. And placing first was Jacob Huempfner (ACH Foam Technologies), Luis Ruiz and Kaitlyn Ziegler. Huempfner stated, “Spell for Great Futures is really a great event. I feel fortunate to have been able to participate and watch young individuals in the community work so hard, learn, and interact with others in such a positive manner. I am particularly proud of my partners this year as they supported and encouraged each other through the entire event.”
Following the competition, attendees were invited to a reception in the Club’s Teen Center featuring a photo booth with a superhero themed backdrop, 175 superhero cupcakes courtesy of MJ Pauly and 1,500 boneless wings courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings.
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