Tech coach to be keynote speaker at Boy Scout fundraiser

DULUTH - Georgia Tech football coach Paul Johnson will be the keynote speaker at the Northeast Georgia Council of the Boy Scouts of America's 2009 American Values Dinner on March 10 at the Gwinnett Center.

Attorney Tom Andersen, Gwinnett County Board of Education member Louise Radloff, and cardiologist Dr. Manfred Sandler will be honored and presented with the Scott Hudgens Distinguished Citizen Award at the fundraising event benefiting local Boy Scout programs.

The American Values Dinner occurs annually and is a primary fundraising event for the Northeast Georgia Council, Boy Scouts of America; reservations are $250 per person or $2,500 for a table of 10.

The event is co-chaired by local community leaders Lee Tucker and J. Alvin Wilbanks. The Northeast Georgia Council serves more than 9,000 youth in Gwinnett County and more than 23,000 in its 26 county area.

Nearly 6,000 adult volunteer leaders work with these youth to provide opportunities for leadership, character and physical development.

The Boy Scouts of America is celebrating its 99th birthday this year. To be placed on the invitation list or to receive more information, contact Andy Price at the Northeast Georgia Council at 800-699-8806 or aprice@bsamail.org.