BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS’ ANNUAL SMART FUTURES DINNER 2018 (photos included)
For immediate release Richmond, IN, October 4th, 2018 – The Boys & Girls Club of Wayne County will be hosting their annual Smart Futures Dinner, an event that celebrates exceptional people who have incredible stories to tell that have inspired many others to strive for smart futures. This year’s keynote speaker will be basketball sportscaster and radio host, Dan Dakich, with Wright State women’s basketball assistant, Kim Demmings, as the honoree.
Dan Dakich played basketball for Indiana under coach Bob Knight from 1981 to 1985, becoming team captain during his junior and senior seasons, and helping the Hoosiers win a Big Ten title during their 1982-83 season. Dakich is known for his defensive efforts against Michael Jordan in the 1984 East Regional Semifinal of the NCAA Tournament, holding Jordan to 13 points in Indiana’s 72-68 victory.
After ten years as head basketball coach at Bowling Green State University (1997-2007), Dakich served as a college basketball studio analyst for the Big Ten Network for the 2009-2010 season, and later joined ESPN as a college basketball color commentator and studio analyst. Dakich is currently the host of “The Dan Dakich Show” on Indianapolis radio station WFNI.
As a Richmond High School senior, Kim Demmings was a finalist for the Palladium-Item’s Myyon Barnes Athlete of the Year Award and earned second team all-state honors.
By the time Demmings graduated from Wright State University in 2016, she had achieved the position of the all-time leading scorer in Wright State University’s basketball history (men’s and women’s), with a total ranking of 34th in NCAA Division I History and is currently an assistant coach on the Wright State staff.
In addition to the dinner and presentations, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County will host a wine pull and an auction including some spectacular items and services generously donated from around the community.
Social Hour will begin at 6:00pm and a decadent meal provided by Olde Richmond Inn will be served at 7:00pm.
All proceeds from this event will go toward the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County to further our mission to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.
If you are interested in purchasing tickets, visit www.BGCRichmond.org or call Jennifer at (765) 962-6922. Please RSVP by September 21.