The Boys and Girls Club is pleased to announce that the 21st year of the Daniel Marr, Jr. Catholic Schools Scholarship Program is complete with 76 Club members selected to participate representing 22 schools in the greater Boston area. The Daniel Marr, Jr. Scholarship Program was founded in 1992 in the name of the late Daniel Marr, Jr. upon his bequest to the Archdiocese of Boston. In turn, the Archdiocese created the scholarship fund to recognize the work Mr. Marr had done in the community, and as a means to assist Club members and their families with tuition assistance at Catholic Elementary and High Schools located in the area. To date nearly $800,000 has been awarded through this very successful collaboration between the Archdiocese and the Boys and Girls Club to deserving Boys and Girls Club members. We congratulate all of the members selected. In addition to the Scholarship program we also offer Homework Help, One-to-One Tutoring, College selection and admission assistance, small group activities, field trips, and more. For information on any of our Education programs please contact Emily Capurso at ext. 2320.
Boston Globe Community Care Day
This past week the Boys and Girls Club teamed with volunteers from The Boston Globe to take part in their Annual Community Care Day event. The Boston Globe, which reaches out to local non-profits in need of volunteer activities each Fall, returned to the Club where last year they helped paint the Teen Center in our McLaughlin Clubhouse. This year volunteers from the company put a fresh coat of paint on the Lobby and Gamesroom of our Marr Clubhouse. We thank the employee volunteers for committing the time needed to complete this project and to The Boston Globe for their ongoing support of the Boys and Girls Club.
Intramural Flag Football Program
The Intramural Flag Football program has kicked off regular season play with two games played this past Saturday in the 4-team Junior division. In the opener the Falcons pulled out a 42-36 win over the Saints. The Falcons were led by Bryan DeLaCruz (3 TD’s), Aaron Le (1 TD), Lanis Rowell (1 TD) and Luis Rodriguez (1 TD) while Darian Kavu (3 TD’s), De’Andre Dew-Hollis (2 TD’s) and Tahron Allen (1 TD) led the Saints. In the second game the Buccaneers, behind the offense of Sani Miller (4 TD’s), Jacob Watson (2 TD’s), Kevin Zarnoch (1 TD), and Tyalie Campbell (1 TD) defeated the Panthers by a score of 56-46. Leading the offense for the Panthers were Claudio Brandao (2 TD’s), Jaden Morant (2 TD’s), Carlos Robalo (1 TD), Pedro Tavares (1 TD) and Keyshawn Barnes-Lacy (1 TD). The Defensive Players of the Week were Bryan DeLaCruz (Falcons) and Kalani Matra (Panthers) while the Offensive Players of the Week were Darian Kavu (Saints) and Sani Miller (Buccaneers). That leaves the current regular season standings with the Buccaneers in first place at 2-0, followed by the Falcons and Saints at 1-1, and the Panthers at 0-2. The 4-team Senior division for teens, which plays on Monday evenings, will begin play this week. For more information on the Intramural Flag Football program please contact Athletic Director, Bruce Seals at ext. 2210.
On October 31st, the Club will open the doors at our Walter Denney Youth Center Unit (Harbor Point) site in the late afternoon to host our Annual Halloween Party for members ages 5 to 12. The party will take place from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. so that our members have a safe and fun place to celebrate the holiday. Transportation from our Marr and McLaughlin Clubhouses will be offered to the Denney Center beginning at 4:30 p.m. while rides back to the pick-up site will be offered beginning at 7:00 p.m. In addition, parents can take the M.B.T.A. or their own vehicle to the Denney Center site. There is no cost to take part and we ask that 5 to 8 year old members be accompanied by an adult, and that all members be picked up no later than 8:00 p.m. at the Denney Center and 8:30 p.m. at our Marr and McLaughlin sites. During this years event we plan on having carnival style games, a best-dressed costume award, snacks, a haunted house and a small goody bag of candy for all. In addition, we will offer Dinner for everyone between 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. through the Kids Café program. For more information on our Halloween Party please contact Social Recreation Director, Zack Solomon at (617) 288-7120, ext. 2121 or our Denney Center Unit Director, Queenette Santos at 617-822-3701.