Entertainer Nick Lachey will be the keynote speaker for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati’s 2011 achievement luncheon in April, organizers have announced.
“Nick was very gracious. He responded back immediately and said he would be honored. He’s very pro-Cincinati and does a lot of work with kids,” says Diane Weber, director of marketing and development for Boys & Girls Clubs.
Lachey, a Cincinnati native, rose to fame with his band 98 Degrees. His current music and television projects include hosting the second season of NBC’s “The Sing-Off,” a reality singing competition.
The event is one of the organization’s largest fundraisers of the year. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati provides a free meal and afterschool and summer programs for 12,000 children ages 6 to 18 throughout Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
The annual event, which will honor the “Youth of the Year,” will be held on April 29 at the Schiff Conference Center at Cintas Center, Xavier University. To help sponsor or to purchase tickets ($100) or tables ($1,000; $3,000 patron level) call 513-421-8909, ext. 15.