The Boys’ Club of New York Honors Leaders at the Annual Awards Dinner

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Elaine Langone, William Torrey, and Charles Sikoryak recognized for their service to BCNY and their communities

The Boys’ Club of New York, the nation’s oldest boys club, will pay tribute to excellence in leadership and generosity of service at its Awards Dinner on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at Cipriani 42nd Street. This year, BCNY is honoring three very special individuals, individuals whose impact at the Boys’ Club and in the community has touched thousands.

The Boys’ Club is thrilled to honor Elaine Langone with the Harriman Award for her extraordinary leadership towards helping young people succeed. She has served on BCNY’s Board of Trustees since 1998 and is currently a Vice President of BCNY’s Executive Committee. In 2003, she and her husband Ken donated the funds to build a new boys’ club in Flushing, Queens. The Marion McMahon Abbe Clubhouse, named for Mrs. Langone’s late mother, is a testament to her commitment and leadership at the Boys’ Club. Mrs. Langone’s impact at BCNY and beyond cannot be overstated, and BCNY is fortunate to have the opportunity to recognize her contributions.

This year, BCNY honors NHL legend William Torrey with the Northrop Award, which acknowledges extraordinary sports achievement. Mr. Torrey, a General Manager and executive in the National Hockey League, was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1995. His contributions to the sport include six trips to the NHL finals and four Stanley Cup wins. Mr. Torrey has demonstrated his support of BCNY for years, and is a worthy recipient of this award.

Receiving the BCNY/Don Mattingly Spirit Award is BCNY alumnus Charles Sikoryak. In 1957, Mr. Sikoryak began the Independent School Placement (ISP) program at BCNY, a vanguard program that has set the standard for other organizations. During his nearly 40-year tenure working in BCNY’s Education Program, he mentored thousands of boys and was utterly dedicated to making sure our boys challenged themselves to reach their full potential academically, and grow into young men of character.

The evening begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by dinner and the awards program at 7:00 pm. Serving as Awards Dinner co-chairs are Douglas J. Band, Allie Hanley, Dean J. Poll, Edward J. Rappa, and Jacqueline R. Williams. James F. Curtis III will act as the evening’s Master of Ceremonies.

About The Boys’ Club of New York
The Boys’ Club of New York is committed to nurturing, mentoring, and guiding boys and young men to prepare them to reach their fullest potential.

Throughout its 137-year history of youth development, The Boys’ Club of New York has combined a single-minded focus on boys and young men with a unique, multi-disciplinary approach that prepares them for a fulfilling and meaningful adulthood. The Boys’ Club of New York accomplishes this through an approach that includes music and arts programs, social and recreational activities, academic support and athletics.

By introducing boys to new ideas, expanding their interests, developing their hobbies, providing a safe and nurturing environment and offering ongoing counseling and mentorship, The Boys’ Club of New York helps shape boys and young men into the best adults they can be.

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If you'd like more information about this event, or to schedule an interview with BCNY, please call Helen Frank at 347.505.5416 or e-mail Helen at Helen.Frank(at)bcny(dot)org.

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