Boys and Girls Club Fundraiser Approaching

Meridian, Miss. The biggest fundraiser of the year for the Boys and Girls Club of East Mississippi is coming up in just a couple of weeks.

The annual celebration of excellence is next Saturday, August 23rd at the Frank Cochran Center in Meridian. The annual event is a chance to celebrate everything the Boys and Girls Club does for children in this area.

"Just showing appreciation for everyone who donates to the club who come by or do anything to help out with the kids throughout the community," basketball superstar Rodney Hood says. "It's great to see people in the community that you might not see everyday giving contributions it's great."

The guest speaker at this year's event is executive director Ricky Hood's son, Rodney. He is a Meridian High graduate who was recently drafted in the first round by the Utah Jazz.

You can catch Rodney and Ricky Hood on this weekend's On the Record, Sunday at 5:30 p.m. on WTOK.