Roaring Twenties Gala
Benefits the Boys & Girls Club Graduation Initiatives
Annual fundraiser that benefits the "Boys and Girls Club" of Green Bay. Video by nbc26.comvideo
Green Bay, WI -
Dust off your flapper dress and add a carnation to your suit’s lapel. Take a step back into 1920 at the Roaring Twenties Gala, benefitting the Boys & Girls Club Graduation Initiatives. Join us Thursday, October 25, 2012 at St. Brendan’s In and partake in high stakes casino gaming, complimentary prohibition inspired cuisine & libations and dancing to Kevin VanEss & Talk of the Town.
The Roaring Twenties Gala is a new take on a timeless theme. The event benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Green Bay, with funding specifically supporting the high school graduation initiatives at the Clubhouse facilities. The concept of preparing teens to graduate is not only important for the future of each child, it is important to the future of our community—and we need your help to make graduation a reality for each child.
Our country was among 33 others in a recent analysis of academic success for school age youth, and here are some results:
- U.S. was 14th out of 34 in reading literacy
- U.S. was 17th out of 34 in science literacy
- U.S. was 25th out of 35 in math literacy
- U.S. was 21st out of 34 in high school completion
In the United States when the 2011-2012 academic year ended, it was projected that just over 26% of high school students would not graduate on time, which is around 1.1 million kids or 6,000 each day that drop out.
Our programs such as Be Great Graduate, College 101, & Teens 2 Work motivate teens who otherwise would not receive the extra push of encouragement that they have the ability to go to college ( 4 year or technical), join the military or pursue a job immediately out of high school. At the Boys & Girls Club teens are learning job and college readiness on a daily basis.
So, don’t be left out in the cold, Johnny—only 150 spaces available and they are going fast. $100 per person, the event is password protected and don’t forget your 1920’s attire or elegant dress to gain entry. Purchase your event password at920-494-7090. Don’t want the evening to end? Hotel event packages available at St. Brendan’s Inn—Gatsby Package: Two Event Tickets & Suite $400 or Charleston Package: Two Event Tickets & Standard Room $350. For hotel packages, contact St. Brendan’s Inn at 920-884-8484.
Thank you to our sponsors for the evening which include US Bank, Eilleen’s Candies, Schreiber Foods, and St. Brendan’s Inn.
Roaring Twenties Gala Raffle
First Place: Win a trip for two to Ireland!* Enjoy 7 night lodging and round trip airfare to County Clare. No lifetime travel is complete without a sojourn to Ireland. Win an all-encompassing experience, away from the crowds in the traditional music capital or Ireland—County Clare.
Second Place: $500
Third Place: Two night stay at County Clare Inn*, Downtown Milwaukee
Raffle tickets $25, available at St. Brendan’s Inn & US Bank (Green Bay locations). *Exclusions Apply. Need not be present to win. See www.bgcgb.org for raffle details.
Hope to see you there. This event is sure to be the cat’s meow!