logo Rusty Meyer
Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks
1460 Bee Creek Road
Branson, MO   65616

(BRANSON, MISSOURI – 4 Oct, 2012) – TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” 2001 and the 107th Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, is designated as guest speaker for the first annual Boys & Girls Clubs of the Ozarks “Thanks4Giving” Gala, scheduled at 7:00pm on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at Hilton Branson Convention Center, Branson, Missouri. Giuliani will speak on Principled Leadership in the Face of Change and Crisis.
“ The opportunity for both the youth and the supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks to interact and learn from a leader with global recognition is perhaps, a once in a lifetime experience.” said Billy Rader, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks.
CoxHealth has sponsored Giuliani’s appearance. “We are very grateful to CoxHealth for their belief in our mission, and their substantive assistance in making Mr. Giuliani’s visit a reality,” said Rader.
“CoxHealth has a rich tradition of supporting like-minded organizations throughout the area, and we are proud to help the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks bring Rudy Giuliani to Branson. He is an inspiring leader who led our nation’s largest city through its darkest days, and his message of courage and leadership will resonate with residents of the Springfield and Tri-Lakes regions,” said Steve Edwards, CoxHealth president and CEO.
In addition to Giuliani’s speech, the “Thanks4Giving” Gala will include extraordinary cuisine, beverages, entertainment and more. Those interested in securing space for this important experience and supporting the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks should contact Rusty Meyer at 417.335.2089 or visit the Club’s website at www.bgcozarks.org
About Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks
The mission of the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Club provides its services and programs at three locations in Taney and Stone Counties: Branson, Forsyth, and Reeds Spring, and offers a summer program at all three units to boys and girls ages six to eighteen. In 2011, the Boys & Girls Club of the Ozarks served more than 1000 school-age youth through afterschool, summer and outreach programs at its three locations. In addition to quality programs and activities, Boys & Girls Club members receive nutritious meals, academic assistance, character and leadership programs, recreation and age-appropriate personal growth opportunities for $30 per school year.
About CoxHealth
CoxHealth is a locally owned, not-for-profit health system. It is accredited by The Joint Commission, distinguished as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems (2006-2012), and recognized as a U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Hospital. Established in 1906, CoxHealth serves more than 900,000 people in a 25-county service area in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. Our comprehensive array of primary and specialty care includes three hospitals and more than 55 physician clinics in 20 communities. Our health system includes Oxford HealthCare (a home health agency), Home Parenteral Services (home infusion therapy), CoxHealth Foundation, Cox College, Cox Family Medicine Residency Program and more.

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