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Boys & Girls Club’s Recognition Luncheon Honors Supporters

The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena hosted its second annual Recognition Luncheon recently at Annandale Golf Club’s outdoor Pavilion, a year after the luncheon was postponed due to COVID-19.
The event honored two years’ worth of recipients as Champions for Kids, including the Helen and Will Webster Foundation, the Rose Hills Foundation, Capital Group, the Walt Disney Company, Junior League of Pasadena, Alyce Williamson and “Big John” Matthiessen. Each recipient was recognized for their long-time support of the Club, either financially or as volunteers, or both. Each year, the club awards a foundation, corporation, volunteer and individual donor.
Dr. Ying-Ying Goh, Pasadena’s health director, was presented with a Champion for Kids award for her guidance and support of Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena over the past 18 months. She also shared the latest updates about COVID-19 and urged attendees to encourage people in their networks to become vaccinated.
Additionally, Mayor Victor Gordo, a BGCP “Club Kid” himself, greeted guests and shared how much the club meant to him as a young boy growing up in Pasadena. Award presenters included club teens Anthony Moke, Kafshi Bennett and Jonathan Lopez.
“We invited these special folks to our Champions for Kids luncheon quite simply to say thank you,” said Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena Board Chair Barry Pyle. “We are grateful for each individual donor, each club alum, each foundation and corporation, each community partner and each volunteer who steps up to help us change kids’ lives each day.”

Anthony Moke, BGCP Teen Program member talks to attendees at the event.
Dr. Ying-Ying Goh receives a Champion for Kids award at the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena’s Recognition Luncheon.

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