Dinner with Friends

Our 2023 Dinner with Friends will feature soccer legend Brandi Chastain!

Join us Friday, November 10th at the Three Rivers Convention Center!

Join us for an unforgettable evening with two-time Olympic gold-medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Brandi Chastain!

Brandi Chastain is an iconic U.S. sporting figure. Brandi and her U.S. teammates brought women’s soccer to the masses during the 1999 Women’s World Cup finals. That’s when Brandi scored a goal on a penalty kick after the second overtime of the U.S. versus China match and struck her famous pose. She was photographed on her knees, mouth wide open, eyes closed, fists in the air, wearing a black sports bra, and white soccer shorts. Her celebration pose was featured in magazines and newspapers around the world. After that, Brandi became a household name. People knew her for her sports bra, but she’s much more than that. She is a devoted wife, a mom, coach, an author, philanthropist, and more.

Thank you Cornerstone Wealth Strategies for once again being this event’s Keynote Sponsor!

About Dinner with Friends

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

Each year, we welcome a well-known Club Alumni, celebrity, or supporter as our special keynote speaker. Past year’s guests include Shaun White, K.J. Wright, Evander Holyfield, Gary Payton, and more! In 2022, we welcomed Actor, Emmy winning TV Host, and Club Alumnus Mario Lopez as our celebrity guest!

In addition to hearing from a different celebrity guest each year, we also hold an exciting live and silent auction for all guests to participate in. Proceeds from this event are dedicated to supporting the 3,000+ youth served annually at local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Want to attend our 2023 Dinner with Friends?

Email Meggan Tjarks, Special Events and Volunteer Director at meggan.tjarks@greatclubs.org to learn more about sponsorship opportunities. We can’t wait to see you!

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2022 Dinner with Friends event. Together, we raised more than $500,000 for youth in our community!

Our 2022 event is all wrapped up, but the moments we shared will stay with us for years to come. It was an incredible and inspiring evening as we heard about the power of the Boys & Girls Club from our celebrity guest: Club alum and Emmy winner Mario Lopez!

Special thank you to our major sponsors for making our 2022 event so special: Cornerstone Wealth Strategies, Henning Automotive Holdings, Phase 2 Electric, CRF Metal Works, and Amazon. And thank you to our outstanding emcee and auctioneer Gee Scott!

To everyone who supported this year’s event, thank you! Your investment in Clubs helps us empower local kids and teens to reach their full potential every day.

See photos from our 2022 event below!


Want to relive our 2022 event, or want to see what happened? Watch a full video recording of our 2022 Dinner with Friends.



Nov 10 2023


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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