Over 100 community members gathered to support the inaugural Denim & Diamonds event to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County. Friends mixed and mingled in their blinging denim enjoying delicious food from LA Café and handcrafted beer and drinks from Indy Brew Bus.
The Diamond Dig sponsored by Reis Nichols Jewelers provided a fun, interactive raffle for guests to dig in the sand for a flashing ring. At the conclusion of the program, Mica Wilson’s winning ring was drawn as the grand prize winner taking home a beautiful 18k gold bracelet with diamond accents and clasp.
In addition to the Diamond Dig, a silent auction included gift cards, trips, TY Hilton signed cleats, a signed Chris Stapleton guitar and many other fabulous items was held before and during the event. One Cause on-line bidding provided guests and friends unable to attend the event an opportunity to support the Club.
Boys & Girls Club of Boone County Board President, Adam Krupp states “The inaugural Denim & Diamonds was extremely successful shattering our goal to raise $50,000. The timing of the event with COVID-19 vaccinations on the rise and cases on the decline, guests were able to support the Club in a safe, fun environment. The attendees were excited to be participate in one of the first live post COVID-19 events.”
61% of the organization’s $1.69 million budget is raised from individual donors, special events, corporate sponsorship and grants. The inaugural event raised over $62,000. Half of the funds raised will be utilized for overall Club operations. The additional funds will assist in upgrading the transportation vehicles used to transport the members to and from school and on field trips. The cost for a used bus is over $40,000. The Club hopes to raise the additional funds needed through grants and individual donations. If you are interested in “Getting on the Bus” to replace one of the Club buses, donations are accepted on our website at www.bgcboone.org.
Sponsors for the inaugural event include Witham Health Services, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield, Eagle Automotive, State Bank of Lizton, Titus Bakery, Blooms by Dragonfly and Reis Nichols Jewelers.