Inaugural Emanuel Croslan Hall of Fame Gala Success!

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This past weekend, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Durham celebrated its first Hall of Fame Gala in honor of the late Emanuel Croslan.

Emanuel Croslan was a beloved Executive Director for our Boys & Girls Club for 20 years before retiring in the early 2000's. We felt that his legacy needed to be remembered for years to come, and figured that our Hall of Fame Gala was the perfect way to do so.

Thanks to our donors, sponsors, and attendees, we reached our fund-raising goal of $50,000! We are beside ourselves with the support that has poured in over these last few months!

For our inaugural event, we inducted three alumni into our Hall of Fame who have grown up in our Club and gone on to create their own success stories:

Kelly Smoke, Contract Pharmaceutical Sales

DeWayne Washington, Retired NFL Player

Dr. Brian Johnson, Current President of Tuskegee University

Not only did these honorees share great stories about where they are today, but they let us in on where they came from; the three individuals shared memories from their time in the Club, as well as life lessons they learned from Mr. Croslan and others that stuck with them throughout the years.

We were joined by our guest emcee Sean Maroney of WNCN, and guest DJ Brian Dawson of K97.5. 

While we are happy to say this event was a huge success, we could not have done it without the help of our sponsors, donors, and partners below:

NC State Athletics UNC Athletics Professor David Green  Durham Performing Arts Center Mellow Mushroom  Lilly's Pizza Durham Distillery Friends of The Boys & Girls Club 
Carolina Hurricanes Duke Athletics Wichita State Athletics  Moe's Southwest Grill  Gonza Tacos & Tequila Cocoa Cinnamon Sean Maroney  Durham Bulls
Irene Storm & Hannah Naylor Photography NCCU School of Law Jon & Debbie Stonehouse A+ Test Prep Mark Properties Silltrist Durham County Manager's Office Mr. & Mrs. Joseph M. Johnson
Durham Association of Realtors Grizzard Durham City Office NCCU Chancellors Office Martha Bick & Co Mr. Jim Duncan DJ Brian Dawson  The Harris Family

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