Boys & Girls Club Virtual Dashaway Luncheon to benefit SMART Girls program

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford announced that Dr. Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President of Trinity College, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2020 Dashaway event, a fundraising program to benefit the organization’s SMART Girls program.

The event, presented by the EVERSOURCE and emceed by ESPN’s Elle Duncan, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 11:45 am. The Clubs’ 2020 “SMART Girl of the Year” Ma’Layasia Thompson will be recognized, as well as Marjorie E. Morrissey, who will receive the The Jan-Gee McCollam Champion of Young Women Award.

SMART Girls is a health, life skills and empowerment program designed to help girls (ages 8-18) build self esteem and a sense of self-worth. Through the program, girls build decision-making skills, learn about proper nutrition and develop positive relationships with peers and adults.

Table sponsorships and tickets for the luncheon are available on the Boys & Girls Clubs website

About Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford (BGCH) fills the gap between school and home, providing welcoming and positive environments for youth and teens in the Capital City. For nearly 160 years, the BGCH have been a place for youth to become confident, caring, productive and responsible. The organization touched the lives of more than 8,000 Hartford children and teens last year.

The Boys & Girls Club mission is to enable all young people, especially those most in need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens. For more information, please visit

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