Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser: Kentucky Derby Theme Party

I was recently asked to style a local Boys & Girls Club Fundraiser and when given the stipulation that it had to be YELLOW I jumped at the opportunity. I love yellow! 

The fundraiser was a “preview” to the organization’s larger black-tie affair called “The Greatest Big Kid Celebration.” Jacqueline Kronk and her BGC member, Laylaa were paired up together and assigned the color yellow + a $10,000 pre-event goal for their team, so my mind started racing with themes and gimmicks involving the bright color.

Laylaa just so happens to also be in the running for BGC “National Youth of the Year” so it clicked… we were going to “Place our Bets on Jacqueline + Laylaa” and host “A Night at the Derby!”

I absolutely love this organization and what they offer a community’s children. And this event gives people the opportunity to “vote” for a team at $40/vote. ($40 covers the cost of one child’s Boys & Girl’s Club Membership for the year.)

The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County is a welcoming place for all boys and girls. A safe place to be after school and during the summer. A fun place. A place to learn and grow. A place to develop ongoing relationships with caring adult role models. A place to explore a variety of programs and activities. A place to inspire and empower future community leaders. A place to call their own. A place of hope and opportunity. A positive place!


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