Jun 19

Smoky Mountains Steak & Burger Dinner and Auction Raises over $100,000

Sevier County, TN — On Tuesday, May 23rd, the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains held its Annual Steak & Burger Dinner and Auction with guest speaker Mike Keith Voice of the NFL Tennessee Titans. This year’s event was the most successful Steak & Burger Dinner and Auction to date raising over $100,000 according to Executive Director Mark Ross. “Special thanks to LISEGA for being the presenting sponsor and to A&L RV Sales, Gatlinburg Sky Lift and Volunteer Chevrolet for donating exceptional items for the live auction. Without the support from theses local businesses we would not have been able to have such a successful event “says Mark Ross.

Over 400 guests attended the event with another 75 individuals participating in the silent auction using mobile bidding. “This is our second year using mobile bidding and it has allowed us to reach a larger audience of supporters. This year we had several out of state supporters including individuals from Nevada and Florida who each purchased items in the silent auction” says Karen Robinette, Director Resource Development and Marketing.

Guests in attendance heard form Mike Keith Voice of the NFL Tennessee Titans who spoke to the crowd about making the most out of every opportunity that is provided in one’s life. Club members enjoyed meeting Mike Keith and having the opportunity to ask him questions. The event brought together current community leaders with Club members and allowed them to have a time to interact and talk about the Club.

All money raised through Steak & Burger will support youth who attend programs at Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. The Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains is an after school and summer program designed to meet the youth development needs in the community by using nationally recognized educational and recreational programs.  The Club focuses on five core areas with activities and programs to cultivate our youth into our leaders of tomorrow:  Character and Leadership Development, Education and Career Development, Health and Life Skills, The Arts, and Sports, Fitness and Recreation.  The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.