McKINNEY (July 29, 2015) — The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) largest fund raising event of the year, the Chrysalis Ball, will be held on Saturday, Oct. 17 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center. This year’s event will celebrate the 46 years that BGCCC has been serving the youth of the Collin County area with programs that concentrate on Academic Success, building Character & Leadership, and instilling Health and Life skills. These key focus areas of BGCCC are of even greater importance to the communities served as the region continues to grow at unprecedented levels.
The presenting underwriter, for the sixth straight year is Capital One. This year’s theme is “A Timeless Mission” to reflect how Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County has been serving children in this area for 46 years.
“Our theme is very appropriate, as it speaks to the importance of our club’s mission during a time when helping young people and families, who need a safe, nurturing place for children after school and during the summer, has never been more important,” explains Mike Simpson, CEO. “We cannot thank Capital One enough for once again being our presenting underwriter and for the company’s continued support of our programs and the thousands of children we serve.”
The tremendous growth in this county and all the communities that BGCCC serves will mean thousands of families, who have both parents working, or are single-parent families, will need a place that they are confident provides the services and programs their children need on a daily basis.
“As new jobs are created in this region and the positive impact of existing large corporations and those relocating to Collin County are felt, it’s important to remember that the needs of the children in our community will not change,” states Sanjiv Yajnik, President of Capital One Financial Services. “ ’A Timeless Mission’ is an appropriate and timely theme that reinforces the message and consistent work BGCCC does in its clubs each day to inspire and prepare children to become leaders in our communities.
“Capital One is proud to be a longtime supporter of BGCCC and its programs. Through our East Plano and South Dallas Place-Based Initiatives, or PBIs, we are collaborating and planning with trusted and proven nonprofit partners like BGCCC to revitalize communities and build a brighter future for their residents.”
“While the 2014 Gala was our most successful event to date, we hope to exceed the attendance and revenue figures as our needs continue to drastically increase” said Simpson. “We are being faced with the need to expand our current facilities and plan for new locations in communities we have been asked to serve.
"Currently our club members are picked up from schools across a very large county with a fleet of over 21 buses serving 69 schools and 6 community locations. Our financial and transportation needs will expand proportionately with growth”
The Chrysalis Ball will again feature the red carpet walk with BGCCC kids lining the entrance for the attendees. A four course dinner including all refreshments, a reception and silent auction, plus a Live Auction and Sponsor A Child program all make this a fantastic evening. The emcee for the evening is Joe Trahan, Sports Anchor/Reporter for WFAA-TV Ch. 8. The Emerald City Band will provide the entertainment and dancing to close out a wonderful event benefiting the children of BGCCC.
For more information about individual tickets, auction item donations or general questions, contact Laura Bese at 214-544-8924 ext. 105 or LBese@bgccc.org. Additional underwriting and sponsorship opportunities are available by contacting Zane King at 214-544-8924 ext. 140 or ZKing@bgccc.org. Information and pictures/video from last year’s event are available at the 2014 Chrysalis Ball website, which is bgccc.org/gala.