Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA
Host Champion of Youth Reception


Scranton, April 29, 2010 – Each year the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeastern Pennsylvania selects individuals from the community to honor for their outstanding work in advancing the cause of children and youth programming and services.  Honorees are recognized because they exemplify the ideals of being a “Champion of Youth”. 

To honor these distinguished individuals, the Boys &Girls Clubs of NEPA is hosting the 2010 Champion of Youth Reception.  The event will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Glenmaura National Golf Club, Moosic.  Event tickets are $150 each.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Mr. Eugene Donahue
    20 year Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA
  • Mr. David Hawk
    Chair of the Board and Director of Research and Development
    Mrs. Ann Hawk
    Gertrude Hawk Chocolates
  • Mr. Paul Lantz
    President & CEO of A. Rifkin Co. & 7 year Board Member, Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA
  • Sanofi Pasteur
    Represented by Mr. Frank Epifano

According to Tricia DiBiasi Thomas, executive director, “Each ‘Champion of Youth’ has given selflessly of their time and resources to ensure every child in our community will realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.”  

The Champion of Youth Reception is the Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA’s largest and most important fundraiser.  This fundraiser alone comprises 70% of the special event fundraising budget.  The proceeds from this event provide the Club with the unrestricted funds needed to supply our members with recreational and educational programs.