A buzz of excitement filled the air at the 49th annual Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich’s Awards Night. Held on the evening of June 10, the event honors club members who are outstanding in their areas of choice. Due to the pandemic, the 2020 Awards Night was postponed and combined with the 2021 event, creating a full evening for awards recipients.
In addition to Cristina Vittoria, CEO, the members and their families were greeted by Chair of the Board, Eileen Tang, the Club’s Program Staff team, as well as Club alumnus and First Selectman of the Town of Greenwich, Fred Camillo.
“Awards Night is my favorite Club event,” said Don Palmer, Vice President of Programs & Youth Development. “It brings together extraordinary club members, parents, families and community leaders in celebration of great futures. It is the resounding ‘why’ as to why Boys & Girls Clubs are needed in every community giving kids positive outlets during out-of-school time.”
A Program Staff member spoke about each individual Club member and their exceptional achievements before presenting them with a special plaque, and a certificate of special recognition from the First Selectman’s Office.
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Awards Night Recipients 2020
Youth of the Year, Lara Javier
Junior Youth of the Year, Giorgio Michailides
Fine Arts Award, Monika B.
Theatre Art Award, Joell M.
Lillian Butler Davey Education Volunteer Award, Silvia Gordon
Midget Member of the Year, Anthony C.
Community Award, Sue Scully -Watson’s Catering
Junior Swimmer of the Year, Kazu Y.
Camp Simmons Award, Katie C.
Clubhouse Summer Camp Award, Christopher G.
Junior Boy Athlete of the Year, Donte A.
Project Learn Award, Destiny A.
Junior Girl Athlete of the Year, Camilla B.
Joanna Schulman Teen Community Service Award, Maria A.
Knuckles for Life Award, Kenny Santoro
James R. Natale Swimmer of the Year, Marcos C.
Athlete of the Year, Max P.
Awards Night Recipients 2021
Youth of the Year, Damarys Aceituno
Junior Youth of the Year, Jasmine Scott
Fine Arts Award, Gabriela A.
Lillian Butler Davey Education Volunteer Award, John B.
Midget Member of the Year, Aayush D.
Community Award, DJ Schack, Sam’s Bar & Grill
Project Learn Award, Yasmine B.
Knuckles for Life Award, Gabriel Lustosa
Athlete of the Year, Lara Javier
Full names of adults, or youth previously named as Youth of the Year winners, are listed. First names of youth award recipients are listed.