CASPER, Wyo. — The Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming (BGCCW) will hold their 22nd Annual Awards & Recognition Breakfast on Wednesday, Oct. 21 at the Casper Events Center.
“This year’s featured speaker is NFL Hall of Famer Andre Reed of the Buffalo Bills,” the BGCCW said. “Prior to a successful career in professional football, Mr. Reed could be found almost every day at his local Boys & Girls Club in Allentown, PA.”
“Drafted by the Buffalo Bills in 1985, he played 16 seasons, going to four Super Bowls. He founded the Read with Reed Foundation that encourages kids to spend time between the pages of books.”
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The clubs will also honor Casper businesswoman Rhonda Zimmerman during the annual event.
“Watching her dad take in friends and helping neighbors as a young teen, she learned about the importance of giving back,” the BGCCW said. “Her generous spirit and passion for helping youth has earned Casper businesswoman Rhonda Zimmerman the distinction of honoree for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming’s Annual Breakfast.”
“Adopted at birth, Rhonda grew up in Casper. No stranger to hard work and perseverance, Ms. Zimmerman earned a degree in social work from UWCC and went on to help youth as a counselor at the Youth Crisis Center, the Wyoming Behavioral Institute, and Central Wyoming Counseling Center. During that time, she also owned two convenience stores in Casper. She and her son currently own and operate E&F Towing and Transport, and she is a partner in Onus IV Hydration in Colorado. Rhonda is the co-founder of Casper Family Connections and a long-time board member of the Club.”
The annual breakfast is organized to help benefit the BGCCW. Space will be limited due to health restrictions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, so people are encouraged to reserve tables early.
“Breakfast will be served at 6:30 a.m. with the program beginning at 7 a.m.,” the BGCCW said. “There is no cost for tickets and/or table reservations. Instead all ticket holders will be expected to make a contribution to support the thousands of youth impacted by the Club. “
“The Breakfast is the culmination of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Wyoming’s Annual Giving Campaign; Forward Together for Our Kids. The Forward Together Campaign addresses the crucial areas of need to recover from COVID related impacts and to build a sustainable future for the Club. Contributions in this campaign will help the Club reach a $1.7 million, two-year fundraising goal to support its $3.9 million budget.”