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Buffalo Man to be Honored for Impact on Youth

Willis Swenson will be honored for his impact on youth. (Photo courtesy: WIllis Swenson)

He turned a humble start as a stock boy into a thriving business venture with the ownership of six home design stores across the nation. Willis Swenson’s involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs started in his hometown of Waukegan, Illinois, in the mid-1980’s when he helped build a Club there. It continues through today as a driving force behind the success of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Horns. Mr. Swenson will be honored at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Horns Annual Awards and Recognition Breakfast. Willis played a key role in the history of the Big Horns organization as a founder of the first Club in the basement of the Scully Theater. His dedication to the community and the success of its youth will be highlighted at the Breakfast to be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7 a.m. at the Bozeman Trail Conference Center in Buffalo.

 

Dr. Laurie Nichols, University of Wyoming President, will be the featured speaker. (Photo Courtesy: University of Wyoming)

The featured keynote speaker at the Awards and Recognition Breakfast is Dr. Laurie Nichols, president of the University of Wyoming.  An educator at heart, Dr. Nichols is passionate about working with young people in solidifying educational and career goals and developing leadership skills. Among her accomplishments is being a founding member of the Board that created the Brookings Boys & Girls Club in Brookings, South Dakota.

 

There is no cost to attend the Breakfast, but those in attendance will be expected to make a contribution to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Big Horns. Tickets will be available beginning Sept. 15th by calling (307) 235-4079.

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