“Extra’s” Mario Lopez is set to receive a big honor from Boys & Girls Club of America!

As a child, Lopez was a member of the Chula Vista Boys & Girls Club. He will receive the organization’s Champion of Youth Award at the annual Pacific Youth of the Year Gala on May 9 in Beverly Hills.

BGCA President and CEO Jim Clark praised Mario, saying, “Mario Lopez has been tireless in his support of BGCA for more than two decades. He has volunteered in Clubs, hosted signature events, and raised awareness and funds for BGCA. As our National Fitness Ambassador, he is extremely generous with his time, responding to any request from our national leadership. We are delighted to present our Champion of Youth Award to such a deserving individual.”

The gala will also name one teen the 2019 Pacific Youth of the Year, who will receive a $10,000 college scholarship renewable for up to four years.

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