Olympic Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee to Speak at Boys Town Booster Banquet
OMAHA, Neb. – Boys Town announces that one of the most decorated female athletes of all time will be featured at this year’s Boys Town Booster Banquet. Jackie Joyner-Kersee dominated the track and field circuit for 13 years where she won four gold, one silver and three bronze medals spanning four Olympic Games. The Booster Banquet, which benefits and honors Boys Town student athletes will be held on May 7, 2013 at Embassy Suites Omaha-Lavista Conference Center, 12520 Westport Parkway, Lavista. The Boys Town Boosters were formed to help ensure that any child who wants to play sports could do so. The funds raised make sure each child has the proper equipment, uniform and other necessities. Sports Illustrated for Women magazine named Joyner-Kersee one of the Greatest Female Athletes of the 20th Century and she was recently selected as the recipient of the 2011 Dick Enberg Award. The Award is presented annually to a person whose actions and commitment have furthered the meaning and reach of the Academic All-America® Teams Program and/or the student-athlete while promoting the values of education and academics. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $90 each or tables of 10 can be purchased for $900. For more information about the banquet or to purchase tickets, go to www.boystown.org/boosters Boys Town Boosters Founded in 1967, the Boys Town Boosters is a group of Omaha business leaders who help raise funds and awareness for Boys Town student athletes. The Boosters recognize the achievements of student athletes at their annual fund-raising dinner, which last year raised more than $150,000 to help Boys Town children build success, character, and sportsmanship through athletics. About Boys Town Nationally, Boys Town has been a beacon of hope for America’s children and families through its life-changing youth care and health care programs for more than 90 years. In 2012, Boys Town’s Integrated Continuum of youth care and health care programs impacted more than 500,000 children and families across America. This includes those who received services from Boys Town’s residential programs as well as those served by the many varied programs that comprise the Boys Town Integrated Continuum of Child and Family Services, including In-Home Family Services, health care services provided by Boys Town National Research Hospital and the Boys Town National Hotline.
Embassy Suites Omaha-Lavista Conference Center
12520 Westport Parkway, LaVista, NE