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Special night for special kids

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

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Editor's Note: The following press release was submitted to the Times-Gazette by board members of the local chapter of the Boys & Girls Club of America.

Young people need our help. Too many children and teens are not receiving the guidance they need to graduate from high school, to avoid the effects of violence, gangs and drugs or to become responsible adults. The statistics on high school dropout rates, obesity and violence among youth are staggering.

Each of us can play a vital role in helping young people overcome these obstacles and achieve their dreams no matter what their circumstance. At Boys & Girls Clubs, we believe every child has the potential to BE GREAT.

Dinner date

This year's annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County is the Steak & Chicken Dinner, to be held on Tuesday, June 26 at 6 p.m. at the Blue Ribbon Circle Club.

Each year, guests purchase tickets to attend the event and eat chicken for dinner so that the club members can eat steak. It's a night where the club members come first and the kids are proud to showcase their love for their local club.

Team effort

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Calsonic Kansei is the presenting sponsor of this third annual Steak & Chicken Predators Night. More details regarding which Nashville Predators players, coaches and staff will be in attendance will be forthcoming from the organization, but the Predators have promised a night of celebration.

The Celebration, Inc. has donated the use of the Blue Ribbon Circle Club. Tyson has donated the chicken and Legends has graciously agreed to prepare all the food. All items are donated so that 100 percent of the proceeds can go to help the kids of Bedford County.

Sponsors

David and Mary Howard of Shelbyville are diamond sponsors of the event for the third year in a row. Walmart Distribution, Shelbyville Housing Development Corporation, and First Community Bank are also returning as platinum sponsors.

Club members will be participating in the event as well as in the VIP reception for Diamond, Platinum and Gold Sponsors at the Boys & Girls Club on Madison Street at 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by contacting (931) 735-6525 or by e-mailing bgcbedfordcounty@aol.com.