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Shofner Vision Center Supports The Boys and Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee's 3rd Annual Great Futures Gala Event

Thu, Mar 27th 2014 10:00 am
Nashville, TN

Shofner Vision Center supports a variety of non-for-profits important to both Dr. Stewart Shofner and Dr. Kevin Johnson. Dr. Shofner is especially excited to participate as one of the silent auction donors for this year's 3rd Annual Great Futures Gala Event benefiting The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee. "Last year's event with Martin Sheen raised a significant amount of money for The Boys and Girls Clubs. We are pleased to also support this year, as the money raised is critical for providing a haven for young people who are "at risk". The Boys and Girls Clubs make a significant and demonstrable difference in the lives of young people. We hope to again meet some of these impressive young men and women at this event," says Dr. Shofner.

The Gala Event

Scheduled for Thursday, March 27th at the Omni Nashville Hotel, this event is the premier spring fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee and features multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominated actor, Rob Lowe. A cocktail reception kick starts the event followed by a silent auction, dinner, an opportunity to meet celebrity Rob Lowe and much more.

Event proceeds directly support educational programs to over 2,200 kids, ages 5 to 18, at five Club locations and through outreach programs in Middle Tennessee. All proceeds raised at the event remain local.

"The Great Futures Gala benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee is in its third and year and expected to be bigger than ever. This year's event, featuring Rob Lowe, has seen an increase in attendance by 71% and is projected to raise $75,000 more than in 2013," says John D. Winnett, Chief Development & External Affairs Officer. Winnett continues, "We are very grateful to our renewal sponsors both at the table and auction level. Their consistent support over the years allow The Boys & Girl Clubs to make the Great Futures Gala an event like no other in Middle Tennessee."

About The Boys & Girls Clubs

For 110 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee have been providing a safe, nurturing place for young people to learn, grow, thrive and belong. Through life-changing programs and outreach activities/services, they have impacted the lives of thousands of children and teens...but none of this would be possible without generous community partners and sponsors. Sponsorships range from $2,500 to $50,000. For sponsorship opportunities, ticket information, media inquiries or general questions contact: John D. Winnett at (615) 983.6842 or [email protected].

About Dr. Stewart Shofner

Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center celebrates over 20 years of providing affordable eye care, LASIK/PRK and cataract surgery to patients residing in middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. Recognized by his peers as one of the most outstanding Board Certified Ophthalmologist in the United States, Dr. Shofner has performed over 30,000 LASIK procedures and 10,000 ocular surgeries and his business continues to grow.

About Dr. Kevin Johnson

Dr. Kevin Johnson is a well respected expert in contact lens fitting, prescription glasses, refractive surgery co-management and is Therapeutics Board Certified to treat and manage ocular diseases. He also received the US Air Force (USAF) F-16 "Top Eye" flight certification and was a member of the USAF Fighter Pilot LASIK/PRK Evaluation Team.

About Shofner Vision Center

Shofner Vision Center supports a variety of non-for-profits and offers special LASIK prices to Military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement and their families. Our reputation for excellence makes us one of the most affordable eye care practices in the Nashville area. We specialize in providing the most advanced and most affordable LASIK/PRK, Cataract Vision Correction Surgery, and comprehensive eye care to patients residing in middle Tennessee and surrounding areas. Offering complimentary LASIK consultations throughout the week and even on Saturdays, schedule by phone (615) 340-4733 or online.

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