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Front Page - Friday, September 16, 2022

Boys & Girls Clubs induct Aiken into Hall of Fame

Tony Melson, Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Council representative; Bill Aiken, Hall of Fame inductee; Todd Farrell, BGCA Tennessee Area Council Chair; Jim Morgan, CEO, Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga; and LaTonya Lyons, board chair, BGCC. - Photograph provided

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga have made Bill Aiken a member of their Hall of Fame.

The induction ceremony was held Aug. 25 at the Embassy Suites in Murfreesboro.

Aiken joined the clubs’ board of directors in 1979 and then “quickly became a guiding force and significant fundraiser,” read a news release from the Boys & Girls Clubs.

During Aiken’s tenure, he’s led capital campaigns, chaired the clubs’ annual Stake ‘n Burger event, helped open new sites and mentored and worked with hundreds of Chattanooga youth.

“There are 20 Boys & Girls Clubs in Tennessee, all of which have had many board members over the years,” says LaTonya Lyons, board chair of the Chattanooga clubs. “Only a few individuals a year are inducted into the Tennessee Hall of Fame. This award recognizes Bill’s remarkable tenure of tirelessly working to improve the lives of Chattanooga youth.”

Aiken is an alumnus of Baylor School, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Vanderbilt University Law School.

He practices law at Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, where he represents clients in business and commercial matters, including mergers and acquisitions.

Aiken and his wife, Ann, live in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and have two sons and three grandchildren.

Source: Boys & Girls Clubs of Chattanooga