The Boys and Girls Club of Dane County will fund summer internship programs for Madison-area teenagers through the donations received from the event, Johnson said.
“If they end up raising $5,000, that will help pay for 3 teens to have a paid internship over the summer months,” he said.
Through the internships, the teenagers will be placed with the county executive’s office as well as local businesses who have partnered with the Boys and Girls Club as a part of the internship program.
“There continues to be so much need in our community, approximately a fourfold increase is what we’ve seen since the COVID-19 crisis began,” McLimans said. “We are grateful and humbled by our community’s continued generous response.”
The event will feature volunteers who have offered their time to help raise awareness for families in need during the pandemic. Volunteers include Leigh Mills from NBC15 who will host the event; Dan Fox, the owner of Heritage Tavern who will provide an online restaurant presentation; area comedians Charlie Kojis, Rory Rusch, Kayla Ruth and Cosmo Nomikos who will perform comedy routines; and Madison musician Kelsey Miles who will provide a digital concert for viewers.
The show will be broadcast from the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County and The River Food Pantry Facebook pages on Saturday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Viewers can donate to the organizations through the MadCity Night In website or through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County and The River Food Pantry Facebook pages.