Chuck Foreman

Former Viking to Attend Boys and Girls Club Annual Awards Banquet

The Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen Area has been working hard since 1970. At the club, kids grow academically, physically and emotionally. The club provides many different programs ranging from Reading Club, to Money Matters and even Partners in Ecology. Although a cliché, the club truly makes education fun. In order to keep annual membership fees at a minimum, the club holds a few different events each year to raise funds. Coming up on February 26 is their Annual Awards Banquet. At the banquet several awards are given out recognizing youth of the year and staff of the year. Chuck Foreman, former Minnesota Viking, will be attending the banquet this year. In 1973, he was the first round draft pick for the Vikings. Foreman held many records and also played in five consecutive Pro Bowls. For this fundraising event, there will be both silent and live auctions with signed memorabilia up for bid. Table sponsorship and individual seats are available based on first come, first serve. Stop in to the Boys and Girls Club of Aberdeen Area for more information or to buy tickets. Amanda Hogg, Creative Director at the club, says, “It is a great event to celebrate our kids and it is a fun time.” So, think about it; check it out. All the money raised goes to a great cause in helping the kids in our community. // — Hannah Loefke