Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast Annual Dinner 2017

2019 Great Futures Breakfast

October 11, 2019

The Destin Life Center

Each year, the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast serves 3,200 kids across three counties from Pensacola to DeFuniak Springs, providing them with a safe, positive place to go after school and setting them on the path to the great futures they each deserve. Community leaders are invited to attend the Great Futures Breakfast on Friday, Oct. 11 at Destin United Methodist Church to learn more about our programs and how you can be a part of the solution.

The event will kickoff at 7:30 a.m. with a hot breakfast, followed by an inspirational message from guest speaker, Dr. Lucille O’Neal, mother of world-class athlete and Boys & Girls Club Alumni, Shaquille O’Neal. At the age of 12, O’Neal told God that she wanted to be a motivational speaker. A tall, skinny child, she always felt different—a feeling that caused her to have low self esteem throughout her youth. She eventually learned to drown those feelings with alcohol. After becoming a mother at the young age of 17—and eventually a wife and mother of three more children—O’Neal was married for 28 years, never letting go of her dream.O’Neal shares her life story candidly—and often humorously—in her book Walk Like You Have Somewhere to Go as well as in her keynotes. Touching on her years of spiritual unrest and mental welfare, she shares her struggles and disappointments against the backdrop of her sweetest memories and proudest accomplishments. 

This is a hosted event, and guests will be asked to make a pledge to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast.Guests must be invited by a table captain. Sponsorships are available. To learn more about the event or to become a table captain, e-mail

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