Strong showing at the Variety Boys & Girls Club’s first networking / fundraising event

Over 50 people and a dozen businesses represented at the Strand Smokehouse last Thursday to support the Variety Boys & Girls Club. It was the first event run by the ‘Young Professionals Committee‘ of the Boys & Girls Club; a committee that focuses on networking and giving back to a Club that serves over 3,000 families per year.

“Your support means everything to the families of our Club. Your donation supports our after-school program, basketball program, aquatics, STEM, art, and the many other programs that help our children grow,” said YPC Chair, John Sanchez.


Businesses represented were: The Queens Ledger Newspaper, Skanska-Walsh, The Queens Chamber of Commerce, A Place to Dance, Amazon, Robert Miklos (Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Attorney), St. John’s Prep., Go Green Get Clean, Cornelia Connelly Center, Dr. Frank Siguenza, Nicholas Roloson (Councilman Costantinides’ Chief of Staff), MK Vision Center, and CM3 Elite Basketball Program.

Queens Judge, Peter Vallone Jr. made an appearance.

“Not only did I make some great connections, but I also contributed to a cause that I strongly believe in,” said Chris Villari from Skanska-Walsh. Skanska-Walsh co-sponsored the event by purchasing 10 tickets.

The YPC meets every first Monday of the month at Variety (21-12 30th Rd, Long Island City, NY 11102).

If you would like to receive more information about the Variety Boys & Girls Club’s ‘Young (at heart) Professionals Committee’, email John Sanchez at, or call the Variety Boys & Girls Club at (718) 728-0946.


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