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Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties to Honor Community Leaders at the 15th Annual Intertape Polymer Group Leadership Breakfast

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties will honor Archie Griffin, Two-Time Heisman Trophy winner, and Lisa Bechtold, Executive Director Take Stock in Children Sarasota at the 15th Intertape Polymer Group Leadership Breakfast for their commitment to empowering our community’s future leaders to reach their full potential. The event will take place on Thursday, September 9 from 7:30 am to 9 am at the Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club, located at 3100 Fruitville Road in Sarasota.

For the last 15 years, our community has come together every September at the annual Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) Leadership Breakfast to honor extraordinary trailblazers whose dedication to youth empowerment has resulted in greater opportunities for local teens. “Both honorees have paved the way for our community’s next generation of leaders,” said Bill Sadlo, President/CEO at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties. “Archie and Lisa lead a life of service, and we look forward to recognizing them as ambassadors for Teen programs and initiatives in the Sarasota and DeSoto communities.” The Leadership Breakfast will celebrate the honoree’s dedication to supporting teens as they develop leadership skills, explore entrepreneurial education, and continue college and career readiness.

“Intertape Polymer Group supports the mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties as we believe that all young men and women deserve a chance to cultivate and reach their full potential,” states Greg Yull, President and CEO of IPG. “The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties represents a conduit of opportunity, leadership and talent, which are the fundamental building blocks for developing a strong, vibrant community in the twenty-first century.” All proceeds from this event will allow BGCSDC to elevate their award-winning slate of Teen Programs and provide life-changing programs to thousands of teens across Sarasota and DeSoto Counties.

Registration starts at 7:30 am and the program will begin promptly at 8:00 am. The event is currently sold out, but streaming services will be available on Facebook Live. Everyone is welcome to watch live at 8:00 am with Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties by visiting their Facebook page:

If you are unable to attend but would like to support BGCSDC Teen Programs, please visit Please contact Dawn Bouck, Community Engagement Manager at Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties, for more information by emailing or calling (941) 366-3911.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF SARASOTA AND DESOTO COUNTIES: Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties have played an integral role in the Sarasota County community for more than 50 years, providing daily programs and services to thousands of young people. The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota and DeSoto Counties is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The vision is to provide a world-class Club experience that assures success is within reach of every young person who walks through our doors, with all members on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information, visit or call 941-366-3911.

ABOUT INTERTAPE POLYMER GROUP INC. Intertape Polymer Group Inc. is a recognized leader in the development, manufacture, and sale of a variety of paper and film-based pressure-sensitive and water-activated tapes, polyethylene and specialized polyolefin films, protective packaging, engineered coated products, and complementary packaging systems for industrial and retail use. Headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and Sarasota, Florida, the Company employs approximately 3,500 employees with operations in 30 locations, including 22 manufacturing facilities in North America, three in Asia, and one in Europe.


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