By Kevin Shannahan
The Boys and Girls Club of El Camino Real held its 18th annual Steak & Burger Dinner Tuesday, May 15 at the Natchitoches Event Center. The dinner, a long time community favorite, is expected to raise over $20,000 to further the Boys and Girls Club’s missions. Every dollar raised stays in the community and is used to help our children.
The club serves over 100 children ages 6-18 each summer. The club members take fun and educational field trips each week throughout the area. They also have activities at the club that focus on the Boys and Girls Club’s five core areas: character and leadership, health and life skills, education and career development, the arts as well as sports and fitness. The Boys and Girls Club in Natchitoches provides a wonderful opportunity to the youth of the parish and their families.
This year’s event featured Will Wade, the newly named head coach of men’s basketball at Louisiana State University, as a guest speaker. Coach Wade was introduced by Brandon Rachal, a Boys and Girls Club member and standout NCHS athlete, who will be playing for LSU Basketball this fall.
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