Boys & Girls Club black-tie events

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The big crowd enjoyed an evening of fun, friends, wine, and cheese. ANTONIO HARRIS / For the Inquirer

The Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia hosted the Winemaker's Private Reserve on April 7 at a black-tie event celebrating businessman Pete Musser, a bold change-maker. About 500 attended the event at the Union League. On April 8, the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia hosted an evening of fun, friends, wine, and cheese at the Convention Center attended by 3,500. The mission of the organization is to help young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens, and to provide a safe place to learn and grow with the help of caring and professional adults and great programs. The two events raised $1.9 million, adding to the $40 million Bold Change for Kids campaign for the renovation of seven clubs throughout Philadelphia. Club chairman Mike Cola stated, "Thursday was a spectacular evening for the kids. Pete Musser has done so much for the kids in Philadelphia. The evening was a culmination of many years of his leadership for kids - the night was truly a crowning moment as we payed tribute to Pete Musser."

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