The 8th Annual TOPPs Celebration took place on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the Frontiers of Flight Museum. TOPPs (Threshold of Opportunities) is an annual fundraiser that allows Boys & Girls Club members to dine with sponsors and community leaders. It is designed to honor supporters of the Club and place them in direct contact with youth who benefit from their generosity.

Alexander Jackson, Club Alum served as the emcee and Tiffany Ross, Club Alum was the featured speaker for the evening. At the event we also recognize our 2016 Club Youth of the Year Almira Akinpelu and Collegiate STEPS (Striving Towards Excellence Preparing for Success) graduating seniors with special awards and scholarship money. This year, over $125,000 in scholarship money was awarded to 50 students.

More than 75 graduating seniors were recognized during the event and each of them received a laptop, sponsored by Jackson-Shaw, and a college care package to start them on their college journey. A good time was had by all.