As a long-time supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County, Foster Pepper is pleased to sponsor its 75th anniversary of making a difference to children in the community. The Boys & Girls Clubs of King County was founded in 1943 by Deputy Joe Woelfert after a riot broke out involving more than 100 teens. The police sought an answer to the growing problem of juvenile crime and vandalism in Seattle. For the past 75 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County has grown to 29 sites across the county and focuses on helping children and teens achieve academic success and build good character, citizenship values and healthy lifestyles.
Foster Pepper attorneys, including Brad Thoreson, Rafael Stone, Van Harris, Hunter Jeffers and Michael Zhao, will attend multiple events to commemorate the 75th anniversary, including the Youth of the Year Award Luncheon in February and LunchBreak! in March. The Youth of the Year Award Luncheon honored 12 outstanding Boys & Girls Clubs members who embody the values of leadership, service, academic excellence and healthy lifestyles. LunchBreak! is a premiere fundraising event for the organization that supports the 17,000 Boys & Girls Clubs of King County members. The keynote speaker is Jackie Joyner-Kersee, an Olympic gold medalist and member of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.
Foster Pepper congratulates the Boys & Girls Clubs of King County on its 75th anniversary and looks forward to continuing to support this exceptional organization in the future.