While the goal of playing the board game Monopoly is to acquire and develop as many of a community's transportation and utility companies, properties, houses and hotels as possible, the goal of the Boy & Girls Club is to acquire the needed funding to develop children and young people into productive, responsible and caring members of their community.
Working to acquire that funding was just what the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and the Greater East Valley did by staging its 18th annual gala fundraiser this past Saturday.
Presented with a Monopoly theme, more than 300 supporters filled the ballroom of the Marriott Hotel for an evening that saw the celebration of individuals and companies that help local kids aim high and think big.
"In order to most effectively serve the youth of our community, we are proud to recognize our three amazing honorees, Burrtec Waste Industries Inc., members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 18, Unit 50, and Karen Volpei of Keller Williams Realty Burbank," said Lenna Matthew, who serves as the club's board president. "We are deeply grateful for the difference they make in the lives of the young people we serve."