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.
Sam and Laurice’s daughter, Mechelle Meredith-Ehardt attended the gala to present the Challenge Match donation for Champion-a-Kid. Archie Bradley, Arizona Diamondbacks’ pitcher assisted Mechelle and East Valley Club kids as gala guests bid to match the foundation’s gift.
“We are deeply honored The Sam & Laurice Hachem Foundation has chosen Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) for such a generous gift. We sincerely appreciate Laurice Hachem for thinking of BGCEV and doing so many great things for our Club Kids,” said Connie Perez, BGCEV CEO.
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