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Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford Online Auction is April 18


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford 2019 GREAT Futures Celebration Online Auction features an incredible array of items from vacation getaways and great sports tickets to unique restaurant experiences and family fun packages, there’s something for everyone. Bidding is open to anyone and all proceeds benefit the clubs and kids in Hartford, the birthplace of the Boys & Girls Clubs.  The auction will remain open until 7:45 pm this Thursday, April 18th at the GREAT Futures Celebration. 
Some of the highlights of the auction include four Patriots tickets with an on-field pre-game experience, amazing Red Sox, NY Giants and Jets tickets, autographed Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Mariano Rivera memorabilia, family getaways, LEGO Millennium Falcon, golf experiences, great restaurants and much more. 

Proceeds from both the auction and the event, the organization’s largest fundraiser, support the Clubs programs and services which touch the lives of nearly 1 in 3 Hartford children.  The celebration will also feature cocktail hour and remarks from Club alumni and the organization’s 2019 Youth of the Year, Aracelis Figueroa.  More than 600 people are expected to attend.

“Our celebration event is a wonderful opportunity to share the stories of the impact our Clubs have on youth in Hartford with the corporate sponsors and individuals who make our work possible,” said Samuel S. Gray Jr., President & CEO of BGCH, “We are thankful for the continued generous investment from our supporters, especially Aetna, our presenting sponsor.”

“We are pleased to play a lead role in this year’s GREAT Futures Gala,” said Floyd Green, III, Vice President and Head of Community Activation.  “At Aetna, we believe in building healthy communities, and the Clubs’ focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles and nutrition, and character and leadership are a critical part of creating a strong community,” Mr. Green said, who helped select the Club’s 2019 Youth of the Year.  “We need to develop more young people like Aracelis to become the future leaders in Hartford.”

The nation’s first Boys Club (today the Boys & Girls Club) was founded in Hartford in 1860. The Boys & Girls Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. For more information, please visit