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The Boys & Girls Club Fall Gala is set for Wednesday, September 27 at the Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort Pavilion.

The event will feature a dinner, auction, updates about the Boys and Girls Clubs, a speech from the Youth of the Year (Irene Alvarez), and live entertainment.

Featured image: Irene Alvarez is the 2023 Chaffee County Boys & Girls Clubs Youth of the Year, pictured here with Boys & Girls Clubs Executive Director Brian Beaulieu. Photo by Jan Wondra.

AVV previously reported on Alvarez who was named Youth of the Year in April. Alvarez credits her experience at the Boys & Girls Clubs for her ability to accept others.

Tickets for the event will go on sale in August.

Boys and Girls Club of Chaffee County Mission

According to their website, the Boys and Girls Clubs mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need it most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Their vision is to provide a world-class Club Experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who enters their doors.

The goals for members are to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, to demonstrate good character and citizenship, and to live a healthy lifestyle. They are committed to promoting a safe, positive, and inclusive environment for all.