Boys and Girls ClubLargo, FL, January 27, 2010 – The Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast (BGSC) is making giving groovy. Originally founded on the cusp of the 60’s, BGCS has provided a positive, safe and structured environment for 5500 children annually, where every child can participate, regardless of race or religion and no child is ever turned away for the inability to pay. BGCS is celebrating 50 years of helping thousands of youth as well as all the children that will rely on them tomorrow. Making giving groovy is the theme of BGSC’s 50th Anniversary Celebration held at the Sirata Beach Resort on January 30, 2010. The event will raise much needed money to fund scholarships at each of their eleven clubs in Pinellas County.

Long-time supporters of BGCS, the Nicklaus and Sokolowski families, will be recognized at this year’s event. The Sirata Beach Resort, owned by the Nicklaus family, has hosted many Boys & Girls Club galas.

An original piece of artwork donated by the renowned Slovak American glass sculptor and entrepreneur, Dale Chihuly, is to be auctioned off during the event. Chihuly created and signed the unique piece to celebrate the BGCS 50th Anniversary. Chihuly’s work is included in over 200 museum collections worldwide.

BGCS has a growing stable of smaller supporters in the community and welcome volunteers, donations and the like from those that want to contribute. For more information about the Boys & Girls Club of the Suncoast, visitwww.bgcsuncoast.org and for more information about the event, visitwww.begroovy.org or call (727) 459-6461.

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