Boys and Girls Club of the East Valley Announce Night of Champions Gala Lineup

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: Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) is hosting their 41st Annual Night of Champions Gala October 20th, 2018 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino, following the Night of Champions golf outing on October 19th at Whirlwind Golf Club. Special guests include Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher, Archie Bradley, America’s Got Talent star; Evie Clair, String Quartet Urban Electra and emcee’s Burns and Gambo from Arizona Sports Talk Radio.

Since BGCEV opened 55 years ago, all 11 clubs have delivered quality programs for youth while developing self-esteem, character, and healthy lifestyles in safe environments. The Night of Champions Gala is BGCEV’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Expecting over 600 attendees, Night of Champions will include a live and silent auction, dinner and drinks.

“Archie Bradley has been such a big supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs during his tenure with the Arizona Diamondbacks. We are grateful he is supporting the East Valley locations at Night of Champions. This event is so important to our organization’s success. Without the help of our sponsors and donors, we wouldn’t be able to provide our kids with all opportunities they deserve. When you come to Night of Champions, you aren’t just donating to a great cause, you are changing a child’s life,” said Lisa Ellis, Director of Communications for BGCEV.

Event contact:

Tyler Vasquez – tylerv@clubzona.org

480-820-3688

Media contact:

Colltey Sheldon – Colltey@maagcommplus.com

623-680-6683

About Archie Bradley:

After being drafted No. 7 overall by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 2011 Major League

Baseball, draft Archie signed with the Diamondbacks. From 2012 through 2014, Archie worked

his way through the Arizona farm system playing for the South Bend Silver Hawks, the Visalia

Rawhide, the Mobile Bay Bears, and finally the Reno Aces. In 2015, Bradley made the opening

day roster for the Arizona Diamondbacks and made his MLB debut on April 11, 2015, versus the

Los Angeles Dodgers earning his first MLB victory. Battling injuries in 2016, including being hit in the face by a line drive, Bradley began to shine in 2017 as a middle reliever. He finished the 2017 season with a 3-3 record and a 1.73 ERA in 63 appearances. Coming into the 2018 season, Archie is one of the most valuable players in the league.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley:

For 55 years Boys & Girls Clubs of the East Valley (BGCEV) has served more than 35,000 youth and teens with educational, fun and healthy programs and opportunities at our 11 branches in Chandler, Tempe, Queen Creek, Mesa, Guadalupe, Gilbert, Laveen, Sacaton and the Mesa Arts Academy. BGCEV offers Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, STEM, Sports, Fitness and Recreation programs for youth and teens ages 5-18.  The three priority outcomes are:  Academic Success, Good Character & Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles. To learn more about BGCEV, please visit our website at www.clubzona.org or call 480.820.3688.

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