The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County Annual Gala will be held in Frisco.

McKINNEY (June 5, 2013) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County (BGCCC) announced that the organization will hold its annual Chrysalis Ball on Saturday, Oct. 5 at The Frisco Embassy Suites Hotel & Convention Center. The public is invited to attend this event.

The event will help financially support the growing needs of the BGCCC. Last year the organization experienced a 24% increase in membership. BGCCC anticipates an even larger increase in this year’s membership. This event plays a vital role in raising funds that support the organization’s programs.

This is the fourth year for the event to be presented by Capital One. This year’s theme is Building Bridges for Brighter Futures. CEO Mike Simpson states “The emphasis is on the importance of The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County, along with our supporting corporations and individuals, to help our young people move from children with issues and concerns across the bridge of many challenges to become productive, caring, responsible citizens. We are honored to have Capital One as our title sponsor and for their continued dedication to the children we serve.”

The Chrysalis Ball has an average attendance of 750 people. It is the largest annual fundraising event for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County. Last year’s gala generated over $750,000 in gross revenue for the organization. “Our goal for 2013 is to exceed last year’s numbers in attendance and revenue generated.” said Simpson, “Not only have our clubs seen a tremendous increase in memberships, we have a fleet of buses and vans that need to be replaced.” He also expressed that few people understand that the BGCCC has to pick up kids from over 60 locations across Collin County, including 58 schools, to bring them to our clubs. BGCCC wants to serve more kids in need; however, they need the additional transportation capabilities to do so.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County is sending out the Chrysalis Ball Save the Date cards while also promoting the event through their website, Facebook, and other social media.

For more information about individual tickets contact Laura Bese at 214-544-8924, ext. 105 or To find out about underwriting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Dennis Luellen at 214-544-8924, ext. 140 or


About the Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Collin County has been meeting the needs of children in Collin County since 1968. The BGCCC’s mission is to “enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens”. The organization currently serves approximately 7,000 children each year through its after-school, summer and outreach programs. The BGCCC serves 58 schools in Collin County. The organization has branches in McKinney, Plano and Frisco and currently operate extension sites at Shepton High School and at Parkway Hills Baptist Church in Plano. Visit the BGCCC website at