Pictured l to r - Damon Bryant, Joey Smith, Dave Smith, Charles Porter and Dr. Gerald Woods (on behalf of Jack Woods)

2017 ALUMNI HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

(Pictured left to right – Damon Bryant, Joey Smith, Dave Smith, Charles Porter and Dr. Gerald Woods (on behalf of Jack Woods))

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City (BGCGKC)  honored five outstanding Alumni Hall of Fame inductees during the Clubs’ Graduation Celebration in April.

Willie Arthur Smith – Alumni of the Year

Charles Porter – Sports Alumni of the Year

Jack Woods (posthumously) – Sports Alumni of the Year

Damon Bryant – Service Alumni of the Year

Joey Smith – Service Alumni of the Year

According to a Harris Interactive survey, 57 percent of Boys & Girls Club alumni said “the Club saved my life.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Alumni Hall of Fame program serves as a means of recognizing, preserving and honoring the more than 100 year legacy of the Clubs. The Hall of Fame’s mission is to recognize contributions embodied in the Boys & Girls Clubs’ motto: “Great Futures Start Here.”

Inductees are former members or volunteers of the Boys Club, Boys & Girls Clubs or any of its affiliates, who have made positive contributions to youth, the community and have achieved success in their careers. A closer examination of the 2017 inductees into Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City’s Alumni Hall of Fame proves the Club does indeed create Great Futures.

“We can all share the sense of pride that comes with knowing our Clubs produce so many successful leaders,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City President and Club Alumnus, Dave Smith. “Their stories are very different, but all start out the same – with life-changing programs, caring and attentive staff, and the fun and safety of a local Boys & Girls Club.”

 Click Here for more information on the inductees and the Alumni Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.

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