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Boosting the Boys and Girls Clubs 

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On any given day, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Spokane County serve as many as 700 local youth, the majority of whom come from disadvantaged circumstances at home and who rely on the club's services for stability.

Community members and businesses can help these kids stay on track and realize their true potential by supporting the club at its largest fundraising event of the year, the DOORS TO DREAMS GALA.

Money raised helps enable the Boys and Girls Club to offer yearly membership to local kids for only $20, even though its programs cost close to $500 per child.

The event at the Davenport Grand Hotel features a plated dinner and inspirational stories from kids whom the programs benefitted, as well as silent and live auction packages.

Programs at the clubs' two Spokane locations include after-school activities and enrichment, as well as a deeply discounted, 10-week summer day camp program. Both programs offer nutritious meals, mentorship in education and character building, as well as opportunities for physical exercise, and even access to school supplies, for 6- to 18-year-olds. Last year's Doors to Dreams gala raised a record of more than $355,000, and the club hopes to meet or even break that record this year.

16th Annual Doors to Dreams Gala • Fri, Feb. 23, at 5:30 pm • $1,000/table of 8; other sponsorship opportunities available • Davenport Grand Hotel • 333 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. • • 489-0741

The original print version of this article was headlined "Boosting the Boys and Girls Clubs"

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