Sybil Mimy Johnson, Cameron Trent and Christina Colas
Amy and Ken Pollinger
Alexandra Lebenthal, Bruce Pask and Claudia Lebenthal
Hwasoon and Michael Mullaney
Sherika Adams and Margaret Isa Butler
Greg Gonzales and Barry Podgorsky
Hank and Diane Braun, Lynn Mercado and Jay Sylvester
Joanna Jordan, Terrence Noonan and Louann Tuzza
Debbie and Phil Grucci
Dennis Miller and Gregg Lhotsky
On Wednesday, May 4th, the Boys & Girls Club of the Bellport Area (BGCBA) held a kick-off for their 13th Annual Summer Beach Ball that will take place on June 18th. This event was hosted by Alexandra Lebenthal, Jay Diamond and Amy and Ken Pollinger at the Pollinger's home. Sybil Mimy Johnson, the Club’s Executive Director, introduced the Youth of the Year Christina Colas and the Youth of the Month Cameron Trent, showing guests how their donations are directly affecting the young people of Bellport.
The BGCBA has been operating since 1965. The Club serves over 850 members, between the ages of 5-19, and other youth through various annual activities. Members are young people from disadvantaged economic, social and family circumstances; nearly three-quarters of household incomes are $19,000 or less. All proceeds from the Beach Ball contribute to the operating expenses of the Boys & Girls Club and ensure that these children have a safe place to learn, grow and most importantly, feel a sense of belonging and community.
Photography by Sean Zanni/PMC