Sammy Thompson Inducted into Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame

October 22, 2015

Raleigh, N.C. – Smith Anderson Partner Sammy Thompson has been inducted into the Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame honors individuals, civic groups and corporations that have strongly impacted the Clubs.

Sammy has been involved with the Boys & Girls Clubs for over 38 years, joining the Board of Directors in 1977 and serving as its president in 1983. He remains an engaged leader in the organization.

“Since 1977, 101 other board members have rotated on and off the Board, many of them also long serving,” said Ralph E. Capps, president and CEO of the Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs. “There are times when long-serving board members take on a role as ‘elder statesman’ and disengage from the hard work; that is certainly not the case with Sammy. When confronted with a problem, he digs right in and looks for serious solutions that benefit both Club members and the Boys & Girls Clubs.”

“It has been an honor and a privilege to serve on the Boys and Girls Clubs Board of Directors for almost forty years,” said Thompson. “Helping young people develop confidence, self-respect and empathy for others improves lives and makes our community a better place to live.”

Thompson and the two other inductees will be recognized at the Boys & Girls Clubs’ 13th Annual Breakfast of Champions on Nov. 9 at the Raleigh Convention Center. Phil Ford, former National Player of the Year and UNC alum, will be the keynote speaker.

A member of the firm’s Medical Malpractice Defense and Health Care practices, Thompson has 47 years of experience in the courtroom as an advocate for the defense, having tried over 300 cases to jury verdict. He has tried cases in all Federal and State trial courts in North Carolina, and has experience in all North Carolina appellate courts, as well as the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

For more information about Smith Anderson, visit or call 919-821-1220. For more information about the Boys & Girls Clubs or to purchase tickets to this event, visit or call 919-834-6282.


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About the Boys & Girls Clubs
For more than a century, Clubs have helped put young people on the path to great futures. Boys & Girls Clubs annually serve nearly four million young people, through membership and community outreach, in over 4,100 Club facilities throughout the country and BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. The Boys & Girls Club Movement includes more than 1,140 independent organizations and the national organization, Boys & Girls Clubs of America. In the last year alone, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County assisted 4,771 children and teens and conducted seven neighborhood-based Clubs and one summer day camp location. For more information on the Wake County Boys & Girls Clubs, visit

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