Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Announce 10th Annual “Be Great” Gala

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Honorees are The Remington Men’s Club, The Remington Women’s Auxiliary, Robert and Nancy Lepre of Avante Contracting Corp., and Coach Lou DiRienzo

Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle members donning “Be Great” T-Shirts

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — February 23, 2018 — On Friday, March 2, 2018, the Boys & Girls of New Rochelle (BGCNR) is hosting its 10th Annual “Be Great” gala at The Surf Club on the Sound.  “Be Great” is a festive celebration highlighting the work of the Club and honoring individuals and businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to the youth and families in New Rochelle.  Tickets, sponsorships and ads for “Be Great” can be purchased via their website at

This year they will honor The Remington Women’s Auxiliary (RWA) and Remington Men’s Club (RMC) as their “Be Great” Citizens. The RWA was founded in 1938 as the Calendar Club to support the Community Boys’ Club.

They are also thrilled to honor Coach Lou DiRienzo as their “Be Great” coach and educator. Coach DiRienzo has served as the head football coach of the New Rochelle High School Huguenots for 26 years.

Finally, they are thrilled to honor Robert and Nancy Lepre of Avante Contracting Corporation as their “Be Great” business. Nancy and Robert founded Abracadabra Painting Company in 1982. Almost twenty years later, Nancy founded Avante Contracting Corp. with Robert buying into the company in 2009.  Both have been supporters of the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon.

The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle provides a variety of academic, cultural and recreational programs for youth ages 6-18 throughout the City of New Rochelle.  They serve more than 1,500 young people each year at their six locations.   For more information on programs offered call the Club at 914-235-3736 or visit their website at




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