BGCP Celebrates Youth of the Year

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Ivonne Gonzalez, our Youth of the Year for 2014, joined her peers from the 27 other Clubs that make up the Los Angeles County Alliance for the annual Youth of the Year event, presented by  Disney, at Club Nokia on March 19. The 28 nominees, along with their fellow Club members, staff and board members, were welcomed and photographed by a phalanx of “paparazzi” who were none other than members of our own ImageMakers Club!  The crowd mingled with stars from Disney shows and local newscaster and event emcee Elex Michaelson before the Alliance’s co-Youth of the Year winners were announced.  The lucky two, who will represent the Boys & Girls Club Alliance at the state level, were Margarita Sandoval of the Boys & Girls Club of the Foothills and Paola Gomez of the Salesian Boys & Girls Club. The two, along with all the other nominees, left the event with dozens of donated items from the event’s sponsors.