Over 330 guests gathered in the upper parking lot of The Muny in St. Louis’ Forest Park for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis’ Great Futures Gala in late October. With a “Jerseys & Jewels” tailgate theme, the event brought out guests wearing many different teams’ jerseys, including some bejeweled jerseys. Guests received boxed dinners and enjoyed a bar, raffle and opportunities to socialize with other guests around their vehicles and tables.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis’ Youth of the Year was announced, along with several other awards. As 2022 Youth of the Year winner, O’Fallon Park Club member Lailah Green received $5,000 in scholarships and a new car. Youth of the Year is a national youth recognition program that celebrates the recipient’s contributions of their family, school, community and their Boys & Girls Club.