Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach to Host the 3rd Annual Be Great Celebration Dinner


Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach to Host the 3rd Annual Be Great Celebration Dinner
Event Honors Jerry Lower & Mary Kate Leming with The Coastal Star

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (February 9, 2015) –  Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach will host its Third Annual  Be Great Dinner on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at the Delray Beach Marriot, located at 10 North Ocean Boulevard,  Delray Beach, Florida 33483 to honor young Club members and influential community partners.

In just its third year, the Be Great Celebration Dinner, presented by Goldman Sachs, supports programming for the children served by Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach, and celebrates achievements of the young Club members and community partners. The honorees this year are Jerry Lower & Mary Kate Leming, publisher and editor of The Coastal Star.

The Be Great Celebration Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception and dinner at 7:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $150.00; tables for ten are $1,500.00. Tickets can be purchased at or by calling Kristen Cummins at (561) 683-3287.

The event co-chairpersons are Beau Delafield, John Lynch, Patsy Randolph and Tom & Kirsten Stanley. Beau Delafield, the Club’s board chairman says: “The important message of the Be Great Celebration Dinner is that through the support of the community, it’s enabled us to continue to grow and improve the Club here in Delray Beach. While some areas in town are thriving, other parts are struggling and this event has been a vehicle to create a safe haven for the children of the Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach.”

The 2015 dinner committee members include Honorable Cary Glickstein, Donna Ayers, Joe and Ginny Barbary, Van and Marion Black, Jay and Amy Crompton, Marc and Melissa de Baptiste, Beau and Carrie Delafield, Mason and Lisa Delafield, Gerry and Ginna Donnelly, Kathy Fay, Gary and Penny Kosinski, Muriel Losee, Tom and Hilary Lynch, Brenda Medore, Jenny Mullin, Michael and Susan Mullin, Eileen Pettus, Greg and Molly Reynolds, Bruce Rockwell, John and Jorgette Smith,  Louise and Henrik Vanderlip, Richard Viens and Patricia Werhahn , Alex and Juliet Warner, Rich and Emily Wilson, Victoria Wood and Greg and Bettina Young.

All proceeds from the Be Great Celebration Dinner will help support programming for more than 300 Boys & Girls Club of Delray Beach members for a safe, fun, and educational environment after school and during the summer.  Children participate in a variety of programs in the arts, education and career development, sports, fitness and recreation, technology, character and leadership development and health and life skills.

Sponsorships and tickets are available. If interested, contact Kristen Cummins at (561) 683-3287 or For more information on this event, visit the website at

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 or call 561-683-3287.

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