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Blue and White Gala at the Creek

GBBGC June Dance – April 11, 2018

On Saturday, June 2, Grenville Baker Boys & Girls Club will celebrate our 68th Annual June Dance with a Blue and White Gala at the Creek Club in Locust Valley. That night, we will recognize five inductees into the GBBGC Hall of Fame: Eileen Duffy, Elizabeth and Frank Ingrassia, and Jean and Scott Simensky. These individuals will be honored for their many contributions to the Club and for their dedication to helping the children of our community.

Since 1950, the Club has been serving children and their families in the greater Locust Valley area. The Club provides a safe place where children can learn and grow while building lasting friendships and developing a solid foundation for their future. All Club programs strive to provide our youth with a sense of belonging, usefulness, influence and competence. The Club cannot carry out this mission alone. We rely on the talents and generosity of our donors and volunteers.

The Blue and White Gala is our single largest special event and monies raised help sustain the Club throughout the year. The success of the event depends upon the energy and tireless support of so many. We greatly appreciate the members of our Dance Committee and our phenomenal Chairwomen Andrea Cilmi, Libby Imperio, Dawn Kallman, and Melissa Meister; these ladies devote countless hours to make this event possible. We also appreciate our wonderful staff at the Club whose diligence and care help to make the Gala one of the top events of the year.

All funds raised from the Blue and White Gala directly support more than 80 programs and activities at the Club, benefitting more than 1,300 children from ages 5 to 18. Through the Gala, generous supporters of the Club can take the opportunity to sponsor Club programming including Technology, Keystone Leadership Club, Education, Teen Programs, Summer Day Camp, Arts, and Club Athletics. Most of all, the Gala affords us a unique opportunity to come together in a beautiful setting and to celebrate the significant impact the Club has on our children. If you are interested in being a Dance sponsor and/or guest, please contact Kathy Santucci at (516) 759-5437 ext. 25.