Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Outstanding Alumni into Hall of...

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Outstanding Alumni into Hall of Fame at Centennial National Conference

NFL Great Tony Gonzalez to be Honored at Star-studded Red Carpet Reunion and Ceremony


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ADVISORY for May 4

WHAT:

NFL great and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) alumni, Tony Gonzalez will be inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame during a special ceremony to be held on Thursday, May 4, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

The seven-time Pro-Bowl player will be joined by Kerry Washington (“Ray”); former CNN anchor Bernard Shaw; acclaimed author and former CEO Larry Bossidy; NFL star Willie McGinest; Blockbuster Chairman/CEO John Antioco; and members of Kool & The Gang.

A Red Carpet Reunion featuring Alumni Hall of Fame members will be a highlight of this year’s Centennial National Conference. Additional celebrities and special guests also will walk on the Red Carpet for photo opportunities and interviews. Invited guests include: Law & Order star Courtney B. Vance and wife, Oscar winning actress Angela Bassett; MLB icon Yogi Berra; tennis celebrity Anna Kournikova; James Worthy, NBA legend; ESPN analyst and former MLB player Harold Reynolds; Academy Award winning screenwriter and actor Matt Damon; Olympic champions Jackie Joyner-Kersee and Bobby Kersee; American Idol Ruben Studdard; and NFL star and BGCA alum Michael Vick.

All 11 inductees will be available for photo opportunities and interviews during the Red Carpet Reunion Event to be held prior to the ceremony.

WHEN:

Thursday, May 4, 2006

Red Carpet Event and Interviews: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.** (EDT)

Induction Ceremony: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.** (EDT)

WHERE:

Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston St.

Boston, MA

Media Registration: South Lobby of Hynes Convention Center

**For media credentials to attend the Alumni Hall of Fame Red Carpet Event, please R.S.V.P. to Angela Richmond at 404-487-5813 or 407-234-0472 or via email at arichmond@bgca.org.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Outstanding Alumni into Hall of Fame at Centennial National Conference