Dubois kiddos have a safe place where they can learn, socialize, have a snack, and have fun because of the support from the community, shared the Boys & Girls Club of Dubois.
Seventy-five people turned out the morning of August 13th to honor outfitter and rancher Budd Betts, and to lend support to the Boys & Girls Club of Dubois.
The Awards & Recognition Breakfast, held at the National Museum of Military Vehicles, is a fundraiser to benefit the Dubois Boys & Girls Club. Preliminary figures show the community gave just over $66,000.
Attendees heard from special guest, Dolly G., a 9-year-old member who shared what the Club means to her. “I am so thankful the Club is open. It has really helped me with socializing with other kids because COVID-19 has been driving me crazy.”
Mr. Betts is the first person to be honored by the Dubois Club. Inspired by his father’s lifelong support of The Boys Club (a predecessor to the Boys & Girls Club), Budd has lent his support to the Boys & Girls Club of Dubois for many years, including hosting youth at his ranch for a weeklong summer camp adventure.
“Most certainly give, give all you can. Pick a cause, whether it’s the Boys & Girls Club or anything else that’s close to your heart,” said Mr. Betts. “The general goal of philanthropy is to instill hope and happiness as broadly and deeply as possible, enrich lives, better people’s conditions, bring forward that spark of caring and love.”
Budd and his wife Emi own the Absaroka Ranch outside Dubois. He served in the Wyoming State Legislature from 1992-1998, serving as House Majority Whip. He continues his public service through his work on three statewide boards including the State Tourism Board and two local boards.