Turner Honored by Boys & Girls Clubs


Turner Broadcasting System Inc. will receive the “Champion of Youth Award” from Boys & Girls Clubs of America at its annual “Chairman's Dinner” Tuesday at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead.

Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron will receive the “Chairman's Award.”

Turner is being recognized for being a strong supporter of BGCA and its youth-development strategy form more than 20 years, sponsoring programs such as the Goodwill Games "Super Challenge" to generate volunteers and financial support for the organization.

“Our company's strong commitment to philanthropy and service in the communities in which we operate is a Turner Broadcasting signature and a source of pride for Turner employees around the world," Turner Entertainment Group president Mark Lazarus said in a prepared statement. "We are honored by our long association with Boys & Girls Clubs and by this recognition as a Champion of Youth."