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Boys & Girls Club to Welcome Coach Bobby Huggins to Hagerstown

Boys & Girls Club to Welcome Coach Bobby Huggins to Hagerstown

Coach Bobby Huggins of the West Virginia University Mountaineers basketball team will be the featured speaker at the 19th Annual Steak & Burger Dinner to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County. Huggins is fourth in total victories for Division I active coach's with over 620 wins in 27 seasons as a Head Coach.
The Steak & Burger Dinner will be held on Thursday, May 21st, at the Hagerstown Hotel and Convention Center, formerly known as the Four Points by Sheraton in Hagerstown at 6pm. Table sponsorships are $500.00 with the sponsor receiving eight tickets and provide two tickets for Boys & Girls Club members. The Boys & Girls Club members join the sponsor at their table providing an opportunity for the sponsor to get to know some of the children they are helping. Individual tickets are $50. In addition to the keynote address by Coach Huggins, the evening will include the Youth of the Year awards, performances by Boys & Girls Club participants, and a silent auction.
"We are excited to have a speaker with the credentials that Coach Huggins has for our 19th Annual Dinner," said Buck Browning, director of development for the Boys & Girls Club. "Coach Huggins is known for his intensity and his success on the basketball court and I'm sure he will be able to share with us some of the keys to his success at leadership."
Huggins has led his teams to 23 post-season appearances while coaching at five different schools. His teams have finished in the top ten seven times and he has been named Coach of the Year five times by various media outlets. Huggins was twice named an Academic All-American while a player at WVU in the 1970's.
The Boys & Girls Club operates six locations in Washington County and offers programs targeting social recreation, technology instruction, health skills, the arts, and sports. Funds raised through the Steak & Burger Dinner will be used to continue the Boys & Girls Club's mission of youth development in Washington County. For more information visit the Boys & Girls Club online at www.bgcwc.com or call the Club at 301-733-5422.

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