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Boys & Girls Clubs March into Spring at the 34th Annual Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 2, 2015

Media Contact: Corrie Edwards
561-683-3287 / Cedwards@bgcpbc.org
Event Contact: Melissa Mulvihill
561-683-3287 / mmulvihill@bgcpbc.org

Boys & Girls Clubs March into Spring at the 34th Annual Gala

Proceeds Benefit Club Children

Palm Beach, Fla. (February 2, 2015) – Spring is in the air for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s 34th Annual Gala, Spring Fling. This elegant black tie gala, formerly known as The Winter Ball, is the longest running event in Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County’s history. In its 34th year, the event is chaired by Danielle Hickox Moore and Honorary Chairmen include Mary Freitas, Thomas C. Quick and Eddy Taylor.

The Spring Fling will take place on Friday, March 13 at the Breakers, Palm Beach. The evening will start with cocktails and will move on to a spring dream in the Venetian ballroom. Following dinner is an exhilarating live auction featuring many exclusive items. The guests will have the opportunity to bid on a 7 night stay at the Ezulwini Game Lodges in South Africa, a chance to participate with the Robb Report and be a guest judge at the Car of the Year event in San Diego, a once in a lifetime experience package to solve a “kidnapping” mystery and more! Afterwards, guests will dance the night away to the high energy, concert style performance of the Marcia Mitchell Band.

The Spring Fling is fortunate to have Mr. & Mrs. Michael Connors, Mr.  & Mrs. Howard Kessler, Mary Alice Fortin Foundation, The Taylor Family Foundation and Mr. Thomas C. Quick as this year’s Platinum Benefactors. This year’s Gold Benefactors include Mr. Brooks Bishop, Mr. James Berwind & Mr. Kevin Clark, Mr. Donald Burns, Mr.  & Mrs. Llwyd Ecclestone, Roger S. Firestone Foundation, Mr.  & Mrs. Mark Freitas, Gunster, Mr. & Mrs. James Harpel, Origins Behavioral HealthCare, William H. Pitt Foundation, Mr. Jack Taylor, The Willits Foundation, Mr.  & Mrs. Wally Turner and US Trust.

Silver Sponsors include Deutsche Bank and PNC Wealth Management. This year’s Hosts are Mr. & Mrs. Gary Burkhead, Mr.  & Mrs. Edward Dweck, Florida Power & Light Company, Hanley Center Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Kirchhoff, Ms. Pauline Pitt, Mr. & Mrs. Dwight Schar, Two Roads Development and Mrs. Mary Lou Watchman.

Committee donors include All My Sons Moving & Storage, Mr.  & Mrs. Christian Angle, Ms. Sarah Alsofrom, Mr. & Mrs. Reid Boren, Mr.  & Mrs. Andy Bucher, Cedarwood Development, Inc., Ms. Susan Stockard Channing, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Crimi, Mr. Steven & Dr. Rachel Docekal, Mr. & Mrs. Steven Duncker, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Dunkin, Ms. Laura Evans & Mr. Jim Diack, The Ira A. Eichner & Barbara R. Eichner Foundation, Mr. John Firestone, First Republic Bank, Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher, Mr. Kim Fonseca, Mr. & Mrs. Benjamin Gordon, Mrs. Sylvia James, Mr. & Mrs. Avery Klann, Mr. Chris Leavitt, Mr. & Mrs. Howard Lester, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Levenson, Mr. & Mrs. James McCann, Mr. & Mrs. James Meany, Mr. Ross W.W. Meltzer & Mr. Victor Manuel Figueredo, Mr. & Mrs. George Merck, Mrs. Sam Michaels, Mr. & Mrs. Woodard Middleton, Mr. Stephen Mooney & Mr. Scott Velozo, John A. Moran Foundation, Ms. Beth Pine, Mr. Daniel  E. Ponton, Mr. & Mrs. Alex Ross, Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Rothermel, Mrs. Michelle McGann & Mr. Jonathan Satter, Mr. Donald Scott, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Sieving, Ms. Lesly S. Smith, Mr. & Mrs. William Soter, Mr. & Mrs. Dominick Telesco, Ms. Michele Vogel – Wilmington Trust, Mr. Keith Williams and Mr. & Mrs. James D. Zahringer.

The Spring Fling also features Neiman Marcus Palm Beach as the Exclusive Fashion Sponsor and Palm Beach Illustrated as the Exclusive Magazine Sponsor.

Proceeds from the Spring Fling will support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, which offers 13 sites located in the County.  The Clubs provide services during non-school hours, as well as summer camp opportunities, to more than 6,000 boys and girls from ages 6 to 18.

For more information on the 34th Annual Gala “Spring Fling” and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, please contact Melissa Mulvihill, Special Events Manager at 561-683-3287 or mmulvihill@bgcpbc.org or visit www.bgcpbc.org.

About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County
Founded in 1971, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County is a not-for profit youth development organization dedicated to promoting the educational, vocational, health leadership and character of boys and girls in a safe, nurturing environment. The Clubs provide more than a safe, fun and constructive alternative to being home alone – they offer a variety of award-winning developmental programs to help youth build skills, self-esteem and values during critical periods of growth. The thirteen Boys & Girls Clubs throughout Palm Beach County serve more than 6,000 children ages 6-18. For more information, please visit www.bgcpbc.org or call 561-683-3287.