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Steak and burger dinner brings sports stars to Albany

Lenny Wilkens and April Holmes conversing before the event (Source: WALB) Lenny Wilkens and April Holmes conversing before the event (Source: WALB)
Hundreds poured into the gym for the event (Source: WALB) Hundreds poured into the gym for the event (Source: WALB)
Kids were treated to steaks (Source: WALB) Kids were treated to steaks (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

A couple of sports superstars helped celebrate the impact of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Albany.

Nearly a thousand business and civic leaders attended the 29th annual Steak N' Burger dinner at Darton State College. 

Celebrity guests included Hall of Fame Basketball player and coach Lenny Wilkens and U-S Track and Field Paralympian April Holmes.

"I lost my leg as a result of a train accident and I just knew I couldn't stay there," said Holmes who presented the Youth of the Year award. "If God wanted me to stay still he would've taken me away from here. So I made sure that I had some dreams, I made sure I stayed focused. I made sure I was dedicated to working."

"Someone has to tell you that you can make a difference," said Wilkens who spread words of encouragement to the kids. "So you never quit, you never give up. and I'm a product of that environment".

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