Dinner With Friends

Dinner With Friends is the premier corporate fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Benton and Franklin Counties!

Save the Date! This year’s Dinner With Friends will be held Thursday, November 10th from 6 – 9 pm at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick.

Each year, we welcome a well-known Club Alumni or supporter as our special keynote speaker. Past year’s guests include Shawn White, K.J. Wright, Evander Holyfield, Gary Payton, and more! This year, we are excited to welcome Actor, Emmy winning TV Host, and Club Alumnus Mario Lopez as this year’s celebrity guest!

Mario Lopez has a career in entertainment that spans over three decades across a variety of media, including television, film, radio, print, and theater. Lopez won two Emmys as host of “Extra” before joining “Access Hollywood” in 2019. He is also a New York Times best-selling author with his guide to healthy eating, “Extra Lean.” A former member of the Chula Vista Boys & Girls Club, Lopez is now the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Ambassador of Fitness. He helps bring to light issues that affect today’s youth, highlighting the importance of graduating from high school and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Hear from Mario at our Dinner With Friends and help support kids and teens in our community. Guests will also be able to participate in an exciting live and silent auction. Proceeds from this event are dedicated to supporting the 2,500+ youth served annually at local Clubs. Special thank you to our Keynote Sponsor Cornerstone Wealth Strategies!

Also joining us again is our favorite radio host and emcee, Gee Scott who has long supported our Clubs and has a passion for youth programming and helping kids and teens reach their full potential.

We are currently seeking sponsors for this fundraising event. Premier Sponsors receive extensive advertising and event perks including celebrity experiences, as well as ensuring that the Boys & Girls Club mission of “empowering all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens” remains true in our community. Download our 2022 Sponsorship Packet

Interested in attending or sponsoring this event? Contact our Special Events Coordinator Meggan Tjarks for more information.

We can’t wait to see you!



Nov 10 2022


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Three Rivers Convention Center
7016 W Grandridge Blvd, Kennewick, WA 99336, USA


Meggan Tjarks
(509) 543-9980
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