Boys & Girls Clubs unveil plans for Great Futures Gala

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chaffee County are planning their second annual, countywide event—the Great Futures Gala—for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Pavilion at Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort.

BGCCC Executive Director Brian Beaulieu said, “We’re excited to bring folks together again to support the 900 kids we’ll serve this year and the more than 50 programs that put our young members on a path for academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and leadership. Our friends at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort do such a great job hosting us for this fun benefit. Great events attract great people and allow us to keep our Club doors open more than 250 days a year!”

This year’s Gala features a buffet dinner, a new video featuring Club kids, and a live auction emceed by Jim Wilson. Auction items include a Browns Canyon rafting trip, a week-long stay at a beautiful Cape Cod house, and a Denver theater and stay experience.

Two Club heroes will be honored for their exceptional service and dedication to the Club’s mission of enabling all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens.

Comedian Chris Voth will round out the evening’s entertainment with good fun and laughs.

Local businesses are invited to support the Club, allowing staff to deliver gold standard after-school and summer programming to one in three children in Chaffee County. Business-sponsorship forms are available at

Space for the Great Futures Gala is limited. Tickets are $50 and may be purchased at Search for “Great Futures Gala.”

For more information about business sponsorships or the event, call Brian Beaulieu at 719-539-9500.

Dan R