Connie Perez on air with Marty Manning
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Connie Perez is the new CEO of Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley. This is a woman who LOVES her job, as you will see if you take a few minutes to listen to the interview that I did with Connie for our Valley Views public affairs program. You'll also find out how many vital needs the clubs serve for children in the East Valley, especially for families struggling to make ends meet. Connie also informed me that it is a club tradition to invite folks to share a Thanksgiving-style dinner at their neighborhood club, so I have included a list of the clubs and the dates of the dinners.
November 6, 2018: Mesa, AZ – Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley graciously received a gift commitment and investment of $50,000, 100% of which is dedicated directly to our youth and teens. $25,000 was presented at the 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala as The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation Challenge Match for the Champion-A-Kid portion of the evening. The foundation’s challenge was matched three times over, bringing the total to more than $100,000.
The remaining $25,000 has been designated to Great Futures for Kids Annual Giving Campaign for the Guadalupe Branch and serves as a Challenge Match for the Board of Directors. The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation’s total donation will serve over 300 children and teens who will receive access to Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley programs. The donation will help fund programs for children and teens in the East Valley such as, STEM, robotics and athletics.