Club Supporters Help Uncork the Potential of More Club Members

Wine flowed and the ambiance was sweet at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester’s fourth annual Uncork Their Potential wine tasting event October 19. The Country Club of Rochester hosted more than 130 supporters of the youth development organization and the oasis it provides hundreds of kids throughout the year. Guests helped raise $42,400 (gross) that will enhance Club programming and help uncork the potential of more members. Harris Beach PLLC was the presenting sponsor of the event for the second consecutive year.

Throughout the evening, wine lovers sampled more than 20 wines from across the Finger Lakes region and beyond, pairing them with an array of cheeses, desserts, and food from the strolling supper.

Read more about the evening here.

Watch Channel 8's coverage of the event!

Isaac Collins, Club Alumnus -
Passion for the Club Still Strong

Isaac Collins joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester at the age of 14. He was placed at the Club in a youth informant position through Finger Lakes Developmental Disabilities Service Office and it was “love at first sight.” Isaac saw the various programs the Club offered and was drawn to the engaging environment. He knew he had to become a Club member.

Some of Isaac’s favorite programs at the Club included reading, Keystone Club – a national program based on community and leadership – and career exploration opportunities. In 1997, Isaac was recognized for his hard work and positive influence with the McCurdy Scholarship and Youth of the Year Award. Both accolades praised leadership, personal drive and academics. Isaac went on to become the runner-up in the Western New York Youth of the Year division.

One of Isaac’s greatest influences at the Club was Executive Director Mr. Mahoney. Many of their conversations started on the basketball court when Mr. Mahoney, an avid basketball player growing up, would give Isaac and other Club members different pointers. “He was very visible and involved and I admired how he interacted with people,” said Isaac. “I wanted to know more about what he did for the Club – behind the desk.” 

Read more about Isaac's success here!
Corporate Partner Fundraisers Happening this Month:

Buffalo Wild Wings - Team up for kids at local Buffalo Wild Wings! Support athletic programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of America when you purchase a jersey pinup for $1 or a special BWW bracelet for $5. 

Visit us at 5 p.m. Friday, October 27 at the Greece location or Saturday, October 28 at the Webster location!

Friendly's - Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Rochester during Cones for Kids this month! Purchase a $1 coupon book with discounts on meals and ice cream or get six cones for $1! It's a sweet treat for everyone!  
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