Celebrate The Children

75th Anniversary Gala

Celebrate The Children

75th Anniversary Gala

Our Most Spectacular Gala of the Year

Celebrate The Children is our signature gala and Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida’s biggest event of the year. Join us for this great opportunity to support our organization and help us change the lives of our community’s at-risk children.

Thank You to our Presenting Sponsors

CTC 2019 Presenting Sponsors

View a complete list of our 2019 partners. We are grateful to each and every one for helping us make this year’s Celebrate The Children a huge success!

Celebrating 75 Years of Lifting Up our Community’s Youth

If charity and goodwill weren’t just concepts but were observable acts, they’d look like this: 75 children in colorful costumes, dancing with joyful abandon; a stage-full of successful adults expressing gratitude to the Club that had believed in them as children; a giant screen filling up with hearts, representing the financial gifts of 1,100 community leaders joining together to support society’s most vulnerable members: the at-risk youth served by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida.
 
All of these took place at last Friday’s Celebrate the Children 75 th Anniversary Gala , and the outpouring of love and generosity was palpable to all who attended.

The Rosen Shingle Creek provided a splendid backdrop for the celebration, and Event Chair and Boys Club alumnus Harris Rosen summed it up thusly:

“You are here tonight because you have the confidence, as I do, that those of us who have so much – the businesses and people who have thrived in this beloved community—owe it to the children, and to our future, to reach out and help those who need it most.”

CTC 2019 Dancer
CTC 2019 Lisa Bell

Other highlights of the program included the powerful testimony of WKMG anchor Lisa Bell , who, in her introductions of our Youth of the Year candidates stated: 

“With the Boys & Girls Club you can achieve anything. I absolutely would not be here today, would not be working where I’m working, if it were not for the Boys & Girls Club.”   

Abigaelle Caillot, the Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Youth of the Year , echoed Bell’s sentiments, thanking attendees for “your belief in me and every one of the more than 15,000 young people who go to a Boys & Girls Club here in Central Florida every year. Thank you for making our dreams possible, and making mine come true.”

CTC 2019 Abigaelle

We hope you’ll enjoy this video recap of some of the evening’s most special moments! Be sure to also view more pictures of the event. 

We Celebrate our Children

If you attended our 2019 Celebrate The Children 75th Anniversary Gala, we’d love to hear your feedback! Please feel free to contact Sarah Johnston at  sjohnston@bgccf.org or 407.841.6855 to share your thoughts.
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