Champion's Dinner

  Champions Dinner

The Boys & Girls Club of Greeneville and Greene County will hold their 17th Annual Champions Dinner on June 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church featuring former Tennessee Volunteers Quarterback Josh Dobbs.  The event is a fundraiser that benefits the organization. The Boys & Girls Club serves many children annually throughout Greeneville & Greene County through a variety of afterschool and summer programs, youth sports events and many community and school outreach programs. This year’s event is title sponsored by Forward Air & Laughlin Memorial Hospital.  The event will start with a reception at 6:00 pm to meet the speaker and dinner at 6:30 pm with the evening’s program to follow.   

The Champions Dinner has become known for its dynamic speakers which have included past speakers such as University of Tennessee legends like Butch Jones, Pat Summitt, Al Wilson, Dale Ellis, Bruce Pearl, Phil Fulmer, Ray Mears, Johnny Majors, Atlanta Braves slugger Dale Murphy and NFL Hall of Famer, Mike Singletary.  “This year promises to be no different,” stated Scott Bullington, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club.

Josh Dobbs Scores Big at the Boys & Girls Club Champions Dinner

     Former University of Tennessee quarterback and Pittsburg Steelers signee, Josh Dobbs traveled to Greeneville to headline the 17th annual Boys & Girls Club Champions Dinner on June 22, 2017 at First Baptist Church. This year’s Champions Dinner was title sponsored by Forward Air and Laughlin Memorial Hospital. A reception, sponsored by Marsh Propane and the First Tennessee Foundation, was held at the start of the event where Dobbs met with attendees and signed autographs. Following the reception was a buffet dinner, provided by Angeez Catering, was enjoyed by all. Takoma Regional Hospital was this year’s program sponsor. 
      The crowd was eager to see Dobbs speak, with the event selling out several days before. Dobbs may be an professional football player, but he spoke of the importance adults have on children and the need for organizations like the Boys & Girls Club. After speaking to the record crowd, Dobbs presented Boys & Girls Club Executive Director, Scott Bullington, a check from him to the Club for $1,500. Dobbs stated, “It’s fun to give back,” he said, “and East Tennessee has been very important to me since I’ve been at UT. Taking time to interact with these kids … it’s just the thing to do.” 
      Prior to the Champions Dinner, Club members were ecstatic to see Josh Dobbs walk through the Boys & Girls Club door. Josh wanted to take some time to hang out with this Club kids. He played an intense game of dodge ball and carpet pool then autographed t-shirts, hats and even shoes! Most importantly, he spoke with the kids on how important it is to get a good education. 
      From his early years in Alpharetta, Georgia through his time in Knoxville, Josh has demonstrated his commitment to being a VOLUNTEER and has faithfully given back to his community. He inspires children and adults of all ages and spends considerable time supporting those facing challenges like cancer or alopecia, a condition of which he is affected. Joshua is a regular volunteer at youth summits and camps, helping to train and mold the youth of his community into great leaders. Joining fellow UT students upon request, Joshua made impromptu visits to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge shelters to assist and encourage first responders and victims during the devastating East Tennessee wildfires. Driven by a strong sense of service in his community, Joshua Dobbs is well known for his random acts of kindness, in addition to his excellence on the field. 
      He recently finished an illustrious career at the University of Tennessee while helping to resurrect the storied program with 24 wins, including 3 consecutive bowl wins. As the Athlon's 2016 SEC Offensive Player of the Year, he was both the most productive quarterback and most productive offensive player in the SEC. His 7,138 career passing yards rank fifth in Tennessee history and his 9,360 yards of total offense (7,138 passing, 2,160 rushing, 62 receiving) rank third in program history, behind only Peyton Manning (11,020) and Casey Clausen (9,577). Dobbs holds the UT single season touchdown record with a total of 40 TDs, surpassing Manning’s 39 total touchdowns. In the 2015 game at Florida, he became the only UT player to lead the team in all 3 categories – passing, rushing, and receiving – in a single game. With 3,781 total yards in his senior season, Dobbs was just nine yards shy of breaking Manning’s 1997 record (3,789) for most total yards gained in a season. 

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Directions to First Baptist Church

for Boys & Girls Club Champions Dinner

The Boys & Girls Club Champions Dinner is held at Trinity United Methodist. The church is Located at 524 Tusculum Boulevard  in Greeneville, TN 37745.
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