Boys & Girls Club Dinner Dance Features Member Presentation

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club hosted the 28th annual Wellington Dinner Dance, themed Denim & Diamonds, on Friday, Jan. 8 at the International Polo Club Palm Beach, with proceeds helping the club serve an additional 150 Wellington children in 2016.

The highlight of the evening took place after dinner with an emotional presentation by current club member Demetreous Holden, who drove the crowd of more than 300 guests, many with tears in their eyes, to their feet with a standing ovation for his heartfelt speech.

“I have been attending the Boys & Girls Club for two years thanks to the scholarship the club offered me to attend. With four brothers and three sisters, every little bit helps,” Demetreous said.

The Neil S. Hirsch Family Boys & Girls Club in Wellington has given the children of the Wellington community a place to go to be nurtured and loved through the support of friends in the community for nearly 30 years. “One of the things I am most proud of in this community is the way it cares for its children,” said Dr. James Goad, co-chair of the event. “The proceeds from the dinner dance will allow us the opportunity to provide a safe, after-school environment to more children in our community in 2016.”

For more information and sponsorship opportunities for the 2017 event, contact Mary Coleman, director of special events for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County, at (561) 683-3287 or, or visit

ABOVE: Sponsor Neil S. Hirsch with Wellington club members.