Networking event to benefit community youth leadership program

Lancer women’s basketball head coach Chantal Vallée is among the community leaders who will attend a networking event for Windsor’s young adults, students and professionals on Thursday, September 27.

The GenNext committee of the United Way offers young leaders a chance to meet and learn from their peers and mentors, as well as opportunities to volunteer and better the community, says coordinator Anjana Jacob, a 2011 graduate of the Odette School of Business.

The event runs 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Overseas Mini Cooper, 9425 Tecumseh Road East. The host Rafih Automotive Group will display a special edition Mini Goodwood, one of just 1,000 built.

Besides Vallée, attendees will meet publisher Marty Beneteau and marketing director Bev Becker of the Windsor Star, and president Dartis Willis and general manager Chris Mendes of the Windsor Express basketball team.

The ticket price of $15 will benefit the GenNext Youth Leadership Grant Program. To register, contact Jacob at 519-258-0000, ext. 1180, or visit