Ritz on the Ranch raises over $80,000 for our Clubs!

August 28th, 2012

August 23, 2012 will go down as an incredible evening not only for me, our board, our staff, and the amazing people who attended Ritz on the Ranch but also for the kids we were there to support. Over 200 people combined to raise over $80,000 for our kids. Hearing comments like “this was the best Boys & Girls Club event I’ve ever attended” makes me smile because that indicates there is much positive energy surrounding our Clubs. The more people who understand and know our mission will only make us stronger as an organization and a community.
Special thanks to Bruce and Candace Matthews for opening up their ranch to all of us for this special night. As you may or may not know, Candace isn’t simply the Chief Marketing Officer for our friends at Amway, she and her family have been generous supporters and leaders in our community since she joined Amway in 2007. We are truly blessed to have them as members of our community to help us enable all youth, especially those who need us most to realize their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
-Rick Huisman, Executive Director

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#1 Lynn Kotecki said:

A Big Thank you to the BGC staff, volunteers and leadership for the tremendous effort in making Ritz on the Ranch the best party in Grand Rapids! And to do it for the kids makes it even more special!

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