The Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties (BGC) depends on the generosity of individuals, businesses, alumni and parents to help maintain their mission of serving youth in our community. Their mission is “to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.” SSJH, LLP, is proud to be a part of the BGC mission through the service of Chelsea Armstrong as a member of the Board of Directors and Gina Johnnie as a member of the Foundation Board of Trustees.
On April 26, 2012, BGC hosted their annual benefit luncheon, “It Just Takes One.” SSJH hosted three tables for the event. In attendance from SSJH, LLP, were: Ken Sherman, Jr., Gina Johnnie, Michelle Morrow, Russ Pike, Elliott Dale, Michelle Russell, Lynell Bonnes and Tory Hoover. The program of events included welcoming speeches by the Honorable Paul DeMuniz, Oregon Chief Justice, Bob Martinsson, Vice President of Commercial Real Estate for Wells Fargo and Don Pearson, Regional President of the Oregon Region for Wells Fargo, followed by two video presentations entitled, “Oh the Places You’ll Go” and the second entitled, “These Doors Transform” which honored Youth of the Year, Vanessa Barajas. Throughout the luncheon, Boys & Girls Club Journey to Music Band performed with Swegle Elementary School Choir and McNary High School Classic Choir.
To view the featured luncheon video entitled, “Oh the Places You’ll Go”, watch below:
The Dr. Seuss inspired video was filmed by AO Creative and starred local Boys & Girls youth as they captured the local club branches during available activities.
The annual luncheon is just one of the sponsorship opportunities available to the community. In fact, BGC hosts a variety of different sponsorship events ranging from luncheons to dinners, corporate golf shoot outs, beach trips, and health fairs. To learn more about the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion and Polk Counties or about any of the community events listed, please visit their website: http://www.bgc-salem.org/ or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BGCsalem?ref=ts