Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme

Breakfast success

Posted in Uncategorized by BGCOP Staff on May 27, 2015

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More than 240 people attended our 13th Annual Great Futures for Kids Breakfast April 23, helping us to raise $100,000 for the Club.

The breakfast featured a keynote address by award-winning screenwriter, author, producer and director Antwone Fisher whose autobiography, Finding Fish: A Memoir, became a feature film directed by Denzel Washington. Once a Club kid himself, Antwone shared the story of his troubled childhood and told the crowd how he uses the challenges he’s experienced to motivate others. He wants young people to know that no matter what’s happening in their lives, they have the ability to become successful members of society. Antwone was born in prison to a teenage mother, spent 12 harrowing years in the foster care system and was homeless by the age of 17, before setting on a course of healing and serving in the United States Navy for 11 years.

“Antwone’s motivational story really speaks to many of our youth and Club supporters,” said Erin Antrim, BGCOP chief executive officer. “We are grateful to our generous donors and volunteers who have helped make this breakfast a successful event ensuring our 9,200+ members will continue to receive access to the Club and the programs and activities that help them achieve personal success along with possessing a strong character and leadership skills.”

This year’s presenting sponsor was California Resources Corporation.

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