Winston Vaughan of Dorchester will be running the Boston Marathon virtually on Saturday as part of the of Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester’s team. Members of the clubs’ staff, family, and friends will be set along the route to safely and responsibly support and cheer him on.
“In the midst of this pandemic, too many of our neighbors are struggling to pay their bills and be there for their kids as we prepare to start the school year remotely,” said Vaughn. BGCD is stepping up to provide families and kids, especially the most vulnerable in our community, with the support and care that we need to get through this together. While this Boston Marathon will look really different from what we imagined a year ago, I couldn’t be more proud to be running this marathon through the streets of Dorchester to support this essential work and this amazing community.”
Since March, the club has adapted and transformed its ways to serve youth and families across Dorchester and beyond. BGCD has distributed nearly 15,000 ‘Grab & Go’ meals, hosted over 400 Virtual Program Videos and Zoom Lessons, and given almost 17,000 diapers and formula to families. Additionally, since July the club has been able to open at limited capacity to serve 245 children and teens every week.