Cuba Gooding, Jr., Grammy Winner Ne-Yo, American Ballet Star Misty Copeland, Yankees’ CC Sabathia Among Nine Former Boys & Girls Club Members to be Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame
Inductees, Including Award-Winning Actors, Athletes, Entertainers, Activists & Military Hero, Will be Honored During BGCA’s National Conference in San Diego
Nine former Boys & Girls Club members turned super stars and outstanding leaders from across the country will be inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s (BGCA) 22nd Annual National Hall of Fame during a special ceremony in San Diego — site of the organization’s 106th National Conference.
The list reads like a veritable Who’s Who in America, including Academy Award Winning actor Cuba Gooding, Jr., American Ballet star Misty Copeland, Native American advocate Ernest Stevens, Jr., Grammy winner Ne-Yo and baseball star, CC Sabathia. The common denominator shared by all – the positive influence of a Boys & Girls Club and their respective contributions to society as adult professionals.
* Cuba Gooding Jr., Academy Award-winning actor with an upcoming new Fox
TV series, “Guilty”
* Ne-Yo, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter
* CC Sabathia, New York Yankees star pitcher, 5 time MLB All-Star, 2007 Cy Young
* David Lindsay-Abaire, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright (“Rabbit Hole”)
* Powers Boothe, Emmy-winning actor (Fox series “24″)
* Misty Copeland, soloist, American Ballet Company
* Anthony Lee Ervin, winner of seven NCAA swimming titles and a 2012 Olympic contender
* Ernest Stevens Jr., National Congress of American Indians leader/advocate
* Major General Darren W. McDew, Commander at Andrews Air Force Base
About the BGCA National Conference
As politicians, business leaders and concerned citizens continue to ponder the escalating levels of violence and alienation among today’s young people, more than 2,200 youth workers and volunteers gather in San Diego to search for answers. BGCA’s National Conference will take an in-depth look at how issues including dropout factories, bullying, financial illiteracy, childhood obesity and unemployment are placing all youth are at risk — along with America’s one-time competitive edge.