The Boys and Girls Club, along with other collaborating youth serving agencies, will be participating in the approaching Rodman Ride for Kids. The Ride is a 25, 50 or 100 mile bike ride through the towns of Southeastern, Massachusetts which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 29th. As we actively recruit riders, team sponsors and volunteers we are excited to announce that Tom Brady has been named the Honorary Chair for the 2012 Ride. The New England Patriot quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP is looking forward to partnering with the Foxboro-based charity, whose mission is to help every child in our community live as we would want our own children to live. “The Ride for Kids’ unique collaborative fundraising model is unprecedented, and as a parent I immediately connected with a cause that supports so many children in our community,” says Brady. Last year, over 100,000 children were served through Ride-funded programs. All expenses from the event are underwritten, allowing 100% of the funds raised by the Rodman Ride and its 48 affiliate charitable agencies go directly to children in need. “We are honored to have Tom Brady representing the Ride for Kids,” notes Don Rodman, President and Founder of the Ride for Kids. “His reputation in our community is stellar, and his support will increase awareness as we work to raise even more funds for kids who need help and deserve opportunities for success.” The Ride for Kids is the #1 single-day athletic fundraiser in the United States that solely supports at-risk kids. Over $61 million has been raised since the Ride’s inception in 1991, including the $9.1 million raised in 2011. 100% of all funds raised go directly to the agencies. In addition, funds raised from our sponsors and riders will be matched with a 10% grant through the Ride. Last year’s event was a tremendous success and a fun day for everyone involved. Anyone interested in participating in the event, or gaining more information, should contact Resource Development Associate, Heather Brigham at (617) 288-7120, ext. 1132.
Safe Summer Streets Basketball League Begins
The 16-team Safe Summer Streets Basketball League began play this past week with games held over three nights. The league is part of the Safe Summer Streets program which expands our operating hours into the evening for our teen members. On Thursday the first of two games opened play in the 4-team Intermediate Boys division with the Front Runners, behind the offense of Terrell Davis (26) and Luke Dagley (14) defeating C-Town 60-57. C-Town was led by Saide Smith (24) and Nate Vasquez (17). In the late game the Tidal Wave bested the Cape Ryders 98-96. The Tidal Wave were led by Dave Harrison (27) and Ryan Roach (18) while the Cape Ryders were led by the duo of Dimitry Coronel (39) and Kaylab Silva (16). On Friday evening three games were held with the opener seeing the Bullets getting by Run & Gun 66-60. Emoni Vicente (16) and Rayshaw Matthews (14) led the Bullets while the trio of Tyrell Pugh (19), Bernard Barbosa (18) and Steven Kalrberg (17) led Run & Gun. In the second game C-Town bounced back from their loss the night before with a 66-55 win over Jr. Dynasty. C-Town was led by Derek Dykens (13), Madgo Barry (10), Nate Vasquez (10) and Isaiah James (10) while Jr. Dynasty was led by Dirique Richards (16) and Gilson Teixeira (11). In Friday’s late game it was Showtime defeating the Horsemen 67-62. Christopher Shelton (31) and Chris Vasquez (9) led Showtime while the Horsemen were led by Tyrik Jackson (25) and Eduardo DeLeon (18). On Saturday evening four more games were held to close out the week. In the opener the Bullets defeated Run & Gun 67-63. Rayshaw Matthews (20) and Andre Conway (15) led the Bullets while Run & Gun was led by Dimitry Coronel (42) and Marcus Campbell (9). In the second game the Heat, behind Jonge DaSilva (29) and Philip Lodge (19), edged out Showtime 75-69. Christopher Shelton (24) and T.J. Vasquez (16) headed the Showtime offense. In the third game the Horsemen needed a last second put-back to defeat the Tidal Wave 79-78. Tyrik Jackson (27) and Eduardo DeLeon (26) paced the Offense for the Horsemen while the Tidal Wave were led by Dean Lee (23) and David Harrison (12). In the final game of the week it was the Front Runners taking down Looney Tunes 67-52. Terrell Davis (25) and Brendan Manning (14) led the Front Runners while Kevin Mirville (15) and Junior Monteiro (12) led Looney Tunes. Regular season games will continue weekday evenings through early August followed by the play-off tournament. For information please contact Athletic Director, Bruce Seals at 617-288-7120, ext. 2210.