Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala Celebrates Outstanding Youth March 14, 2018 by PQ STAFF Over 250 guests recognized youth at Boys & Girls Clubs of Western PA’s Fourth Annual Great Futures Gala at the Sheraton Station Square on Wednesday, March 14. Hosted by KDKA meteorologist Ron Smiley, the evening centered around exemplary youth who represent each of the eight Club branches in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Jayla Ellis from the Shadyside branch was named 2018 Western Pennsylvania Youth of the Year. ProspHire principals Lauren and Chris Miladinovich were crowned victors of the playful “Kiss A Pig & Help Our [...]
We made many great memories on Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Sheraton Station Square at our 4th Annual Great Futures Gala! Our 2018 Youth of the Year is Jayla from the Shadyside Boys & Girls Club! Left to right: Don Michel, Vice Chair of the Board, Jayla Ellis and Special Agent in Charge Tim Burke Secret Service Congratulations to all of our Branch Club Youth of the Year and Dapper Dan Sportsperson of the Year! Left to right: Tyhir, Volunteer of the Year (Sto-Ken-Rox), Olivia (Carnegie), Quenton (Duquesne-West Mifflin), Denzel (Estelle S. Campbell), J.J. (LaRosa), Ian (Northern Area), Jayla (Shadyside), and Jacob [...]
The South Hills Village was alive with black and gold and a group of happy kids. Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Arthur Moats teamed up with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and American Eagle Outfitters for a memorable night. Jim Barry, Executive Vice President of the LaRosa Boys & Girls Club, told RabbleVid the shopping spree was a unique opportunity the kids who age from 12 to 18. Moats said he wanted to give back during the holiday season. He provided 20 kids with $200 each to update their wardrobes. He was joined by teammates including Jordan Dangerfield, Bud Dupree, Jarvis Jones, Cashaud Lyons and Al-Hajj Shabazz. [...]
Kris Letang visited the LaRosa Club to film a public-service announcement for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania and to kick off a fundraising campaign for Playworks, a national charity that provides programming and equipment for schools to use on playgrounds.Playworks is currently has programs at Propel charter schools in McKeesport, Hazelwood, Homestead, Pitcairn and on Pittsburgh's North Side as well as at Penn Hlls Elementary.