Please join us in celebrating the mission of the Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac, raising funds to support our 10-week summer learning program. The night will be packed with a lot of fun-filled activities, a silent auction, other exciting and unique opportunities to support our youth, and one of a kind entertainment! Click HERE to reserve your seats online or contact Tiffany at 920-924-0530 ext. 352 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Boys & Girls Club of Fond du Lac held its third annual SPELL for Great Futures team spelling bee on October 12th. Business and community leaders were randomly teamed up with Club members to compete in this magical, Alice Through the Looking Glass themed event. Presented by Society Insurance and coupled with other numerous sponsorships from local businesses, the event raised over $21,000 to directly support the Club’s academic programs.
Over 170 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.
Placing third in the spelling bee was Kathy Loppnow (Michels Corporation), Janeth Carbajal and Walter Ruis. Coming in second place was Theresa Eimerman (Society Insurance), Stephanie Lopez and Wesley Baganz. And placing first was Amber Kilawee (Fond du Lac Area United Way), Ayden Heim and Byron Little (pictured below with trophy). Kilawee stated, “We didn't go in with the expectation of being the last team standing, but it certainly was a pleasant surprise and a moment the three of us won’t soon forget. It was truly an honor to participate with two outstanding kids. We encouraged each other throughout the evening with a ton of high fives and enjoyed working together. This event gives community stakeholders a unique opportunity to connect with Club youth in a way that touches each participant involved and positively impacts the entire organization.”
Following the competition, attendees were invited to a reception in the Club’s Teen Center featuring a photo booth with a giant hand-painted mirror backdrop and 1,500 boneless wings courtesy of Buffalo Wild Wings.
Click on the video below to learn more about this event...