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In one record-setting night, the Indian Valley BRyV & GLUOV &OuE UDLVHd more than a half million dollars through its annual auction Sept. 27, according to CEO Bob Kreamer.
Close to 100 people attended the event, which is in line with the average number of people to attend — 90 to 130 — according to DirecWRU 0DWWKHw GRdVKDOO. 7KH club tried to invite a wide range of businesses and individuals in the community who either showed interest or would maybe be able to help the club out, according WR GRdVKDOO.
Kreamer said that a few groups made the auction really gain momentum. Two of the main contributors were The Clemens Family Corporations and Longacre Family Charitable Fund.
“The community stepped up and showed where their KHDUW LV,” GRdVKDOO VDLd.
Sandy Alderfer and Vernon Martin of Alderfer Auction & Appraisal helped auction off the donated items.
“Those guys do an un- believable job,” Kreamer said.
Some of the donated items included sports memorabilia, tickets to shows, electronics, vacation getaways and jewelry, accordLnJ WR GRdVKDOO. GRdVKDOO also said attendees could sponsor one youth to go to the club’s summer help program, which costs $1,000, or they could donate $100 to give one youth a chance to go to the summer camp for one week.
GRdVKDOO VDLd WKH RUJDnLzation has held an annual auction since its inception in 2005. He said each year, the Indian Valley Boys & GLUOV &OuE KDV EHHn DEOH WR increase the number of dollars it receives through the auction.
“This is the second year in a row that the auction has been phenomenal,” Kreamer said. “It exceeded all expectations.”
6RPH RI WKH BRyV & GLUOV Club members were present at the event, acting as youth volunteers.
The Indian Valley Boys & GLUOV &OuE, D FKDSWHU RI the North Penn Valley Boys & GLUOV &OuE, RSHnHd LWV doors July 1, 2005, according to Kreamer. The club offers after-school homework assistance, sports and recreation, character and leadership activities and health and art programs. Any youth ages 6 to 18 can be a part of the Boys & GLUOV &OuE IRU $20 D yHDU, and sponsorships are available to members if they need assistance.
About 75 kids are involved in the after-school homework assistance program in the Indian Valley club. Around 150 to 200 kids are in daily attendance at the club. The adults helping with the programs are a mixture of hired workers and volunteers.
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“It’s a great opportunity to have a safe place to go,” GRdVKDOO VDLd.
For more information about the Indian Valley BRyV & GLUOV &OuE, ORFDWHd at 115 Washington Ave. in Souderton, visit www.npvclub.org.
George Shipp, the Boys & Girls Club’s Pennsylvania Youth of the Year, stands with North Penn Valley Boys & Girls Club CEO Bob Kreamer at the organization’s auction Sept. 27.
Attendees explore items up for bid. the