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Better Boys Foundation Celebrates 50yrs Tonight!

Jul 12, 2011   //   by Cameron   //   Better Boys Foundation, Events, Get Involved, News, Non Profits  //  No Comments

Ryan Chiaverini and Valerie Warner from ABC’s Windy City Live will be interviewing guests and VIP’s as they arrive on the red carpet, look for Bear’s legends Gale Sayers and Richard Dent, current star Israel Idonije (who is presenting an award to the Payton family), and Taj Gibson from the Bulls. Oh, and me, I’ll be there too!

For last min tickets/info check out BBF50.com

Tonight’s event will recognize the many inspirational and influential people who have made Better Boys Foundation (BBF) what it is today. Guests will enjoy a variety of lavish foods and drinks compliments of Carnivale, entertainment, and an opportunity to bid on unique packages in the 50th Anniversary Silent Auction.

Chicago’s Better Boys Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of Success: MyFoxCHICAGO.com

Net proceeds from the 50th Anniversary Celebration will support BBF’s ongoing work in the North Lawndale community. BBF was founded by Joseph Kellman in 1961 to provide the community’s children with a safe alternative to the streets. The agency has developed over the last 50 years into a multi-faceted youth development organization that serves hundreds of children, youth and families each year.

BBF is rooted in one community, but its impact is incredibly broad. Over 50 years of service, BBF has provided thousands of young people with the educational, social, cultural, and recreational resources necessary to achieve success in school, in their careers, and their personal lives.