Youth of the Year Celebration | Boys and Girls Club of Collier County

Youth of the Year Celebration

Youth of the Year Celebration

Youth of the Year is Boys & Girls Club of America’s premier recognition program for Club members. It was established to foster young people’s character, personal growth and leadership qualities.

To participate in Youth of the Year, candidates must be nominated, write and present two speeches as well as gather support letters. Community leaders serve as local judges who ultimately choose the Youth of the Year from three finalists.

The Boys and Girls Club of Collier County will hold its second annual Youth of the Year Celebration honoring nominees ages 14 to 18. The 2014 Youth of the Year winner will be recognized at the event and each Club’s winner will go on to compete statewide, regionally and nationally to receive up to $50,000 in college scholarships and installment by the President of the United States.

March 24, 2014
6 P.M. Cocktail Reception
7 P.M. Sponsor Dinner
8 P.M. Youth of the Year Program


Special Guests

Dick Vitale Shaquille O'Neal

Dick Vitale

ESPN's college basketball analyst

Shaquille O'Neal

Retired NBA professional basketball player and Boys & Girls Club Alumni


Event Sponsors

Character & Leadershp

Julie and Tim Dalton
Lois and Neil Gagnon
Carla and Tom McAuley

Education & Career

Advanced Wealth Advisors
Brown & Brown
Patty and Jay Baker
Molly and Domenic Ferrante
Christine and Terry Flynn
Susie and Frank Harris
Health Management Associates
Mary Pat and Dr. Frank Hussey
JC Penney
Marilynn and Jim Kempf/Sharon and Dennis Lilly
Anne Welsh McNulty
Merrill Lynch
The Cenname Team
Katherine Pallas
Publix Supermarkets Charities
Schoen Foundation
Stock Developments
Arianne and Damian Taylor
Patti and George Wagner
Wells Fargo
Enid and Jerry Weygandt
Wanda and Len Zaiser


To learn more about the Youth of the Year program, please contact Brigette Fahl at or 239-325-1765.

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