The Boys & Girls Club of the Bemidji Area announced the annual “Evening of Love for Our Kids” gala raised over $193,000.
The event in late February included 200 guests and is being named a “historical” success. Executive Director Andrea Kent expressed her thanks to guests, sponsors and auction contributors.
“We are absolutely in awe of the support from our community,” Kent said.
“Our guests, sponsors and auction contributors were truly game changers for Club kids, providing necessary funds for daily academic, social and emotional programs, funds for a safe and fun Clubhouse, funds for healthy foods, gardening and intentional mentoring. We are incredibly grateful for the outpouring of love for our kids and mission.”
The Boys & Girls Club serves more than 600 youth year-round.
Major sponsors included: Sanford Health, Mark Sand & Gravel, Accra Care, events + design by briana lynn, First National Bank of Bemidji, Hampton Inn & Suites, Knife River Materials and Paul Bunyan Communications.