Martin Sheen to Headline 2013 GREAT FUTURES GALA for Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, 4/25

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Martin Sheen to Headline 2013 GREAT FUTURES GALA for Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, 4/25

For the first time, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee will welcome multiple Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner (and Boys & Girls Clubs Alumnus), Martin Sheen. This beloved, respected and accomplished actor will headline the 2013 Great Futures Gala event that will be held on April 25, 2013 in downtown Nashville. The official location will be announced at www.GreatFuturesGala.com shortly.

Martin Sheen is best known for his portrayal of President Josiah Bartlet in the Emmy award winning series The West Wing. The West Wing, a hit television series on NBC, premiered in 1999 and ran for seven consecutive seasons. The show boasts several awards including three Emmys and twenty-six Golden Globes, including the award for Outstanding Drama Series, which it won four consecutive times from 2000 through 2003. In addition, you may also know him from acting roles in Apocalypse Now, Gandhi, Wall Street, The American President and Catch Me if You Can.

"Now in its second year, the Great Futures Gala is becoming the 'must-attend' event in our community," said Dan Jernigan, President/CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs Middle Tennessee. "Each year, we will bring Hollywood's top talent to the Nashville stage to provide an opportunity for Club members (ages 5 to 18) to see a 'star' who will perform in their honor , our supporters will also have an up close glimpse into the star's personal and professional life. Forty-five kids, including the 2013 Youth of the Year Brandon Flynn, will be rewarded with seats closest to the celebrity, even positioned in front of all event sponsors. This one-of-a- kind event truly is an ultimate night out rewarding our best kids."

The Great Futures Gala will raise funds to support the operations of five area Middle Tennessee Club locations in Davidson and Williamson counties serving over 2,000 youth each year. All money raised remains in Middle Tennessee.

For over 110 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee have provided a fun and safe environment for youth, ages 5 - 18, to learn, play, meet new friends and grow. From tutoring and career exploration to sports, arts and community service, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee provides top-quality academic and social programs to over 2,000 Middle Tennessee youth annually. Whether it is learning how an individual can make a difference in his/her community or learning how to play basketball - the Clubs strive to help youth feel important and put their dreams of a great future within reach.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact John D. Winnett at jwinnett@bgcmt.org or (615) 983.6836. Tickets will be available on Friday, February 22nd at www.GreatFuturesGala.com.

To learn more about the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, visit www.bgcmt.org or www.Facebook.com/GreatFuturesStartHere.

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