Elizabeth Mayor Honored At Monte Carlo Night Gala

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UNION COUNTY – Last Friday evening, Oct. 25, at the Gran Centurions in Clark, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County honored Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Timothy Williams of Elizabethtown Gas, and Altria Group. Each were presented with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County’s prestigious “Service to Youth Award”.

“This year’s honorees have been an integral part of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County’s success”, said Russell Triolo, Chief Executive Officer. “Our honorees have provided tremendous support to benefit the children who need our services most”.

Proceeds from the Monte Carlo Night Gala attended by over 140 Club supporters, will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, to help assist in providing youth development programs and services to over 7,500 children who attend the clubs located in Elizabeth, Union, Hillside, Plainfield, Linden, and Roselle.

“This year’s event, chaired by Jennifer Fernandes, was held again because people loved being able to have such a great time while raising funds for a worthy cause,” said Marcy Metz, Board President. “We hope to see everyone back again next year, along with new friends of our youth development organization.”

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County seek to inspire and enable young people, who need them most, to realize their full potential and have provided opportunity for youth since 1955. They are part of a national network of some 4,000 neighborhood-based facilities, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which serves more than 4.6 million young people annually, in all 50 states and on U.S. military bases worldwide. Known as “The Positive Place for Kids,” the Clubs provide guidance-oriented character development programs on a daily basis for children 6-18 years old, conducted by a full-time professional staff. Key Boys & Girls Club programs emphasize leadership development, education and career exploration, financial literacy, health and life skills, the arts, sports, fitness and recreation, and family outreach.


Pictured from left to right are Russell Triolo, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, Chief Executive Officer; Joseph Cryan, NJ State Assemblyman; J. Christian Bollwage, Elizabeth Mayor; Timothy Williams, Manager Community Outreach,Elizabethtown Gas; Marcy Metz, Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, Board President, Scott Myers, Vice President, NE Region, Altria. (Photo courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County)

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