2018 August

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August 16, 2018
Club Members Having a Blast at BGCD’s Carnival to Celebrate the End of the On-site Summer Program: See details below.
Club Members enjoy a visit from the Boston Police Department’s Operation Hoodsie Cup Truck: See details below.

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Gray, Gray & Gray LLP Volunteers at BGCD: Fifteen volunteers from Gray, Gray & Gray LLP stopped by our Marr Clubhouse last Thursday to help paint part of our Early Education Center. We are so thankful for their help, the project turned out great!

The Gray, Gray & Gray Charitable Foundation also organized the assembly of 50 backpacks with school supplies to support our Club members. We are so appreciative of their team members for helping to ensure our children have the essential items needed for their education, especially with the start of the school year right around the corner!

Making a difference by actively supporting causes impacting the health and wellness of the community is closely keeping with the mission of the Gray, Gray & Gray Charitable Foundation, we appreciate their partnership.

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Club Members Participate in Challenger Junior Police Academy: Club members who are part of BGCD’s summer program had the chance to take part in the exciting Challenger Junior Police Academy this year.

Members got to engage in plenty of fun activities including a tour of the Boston Police Department Headquarters, a trip to Boston Bowl, an excursion to the Museum of Science along with a ride aboard one of Boston’s local Duck Boats.

Another highlight was their trip to Patriot Place for a tour of the Hall of Fame and the chance to catch a glimpse of the Patriots mini-camp! Thank you to the Boston Police Department for giving our members such great opportunities for learning and new experiences throughout the year.

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BGCD On-site Summer Program Comes to an End: Friday was the last day of our summer program which ended with a fun-filled carnival for our Club members. It featured a dunk tank, bounce house, slime making, and ice cream from the Boston Police Department Operation Hoodsie Cup Truck! The MBTA Police K-9 Unit also stopped by to give our members an impressive demonstration on how the dogs do their job and apprehend criminals.

With back to school season right around the corner, orientations for new members for the 2018-2019 school year will take place on Wednesday, August 22nd & Wednesday 29th, at 5:45 PM. Parents who have already completed a membership form will only need to complete a one page re-registration sheet and submit it with their child’s $5 membership fee.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Camp Northbound
August 18 – 23

Walt Disney World
August 26 – 31

Drop-in Membership re-opens
September 5
2 PM – 5:45 PM



August 9, 2018
Over 50 BGCD members and chaperones were the guests of the Dorchester Yacht Club for their Annual Summer Cruise & BBQ. Members also got to do some sightseeing during their tour of Boston Harbor.

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BGCD Competes in Dell Technologies Charity Shootout: Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester President and CEO, Bob Scannell, and WBZ news anchor, David Wade, had the chance to compete on behalf of BGCD at the Dell Technologies Charity Shootout at Fenway Park last week.

At this golf style tournament, competitors were given one swing from behind home plate in an effort to shoot a hole-in-one into the outfield – anyone able to make it having the opportunity to win 1 million dollars for their charity.

While no one got a hole-in-one, the shot closest to the pin won an incredible $25,000. Bob and David both came close, but Steve Burton took the winning swing, earning $25,000 for the Hockomock Area YMCA. Congratulations to all of the participants and charities of the day!

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BGCD Holds Club-Wide Talent Show: This past week at the Club, summer program members of all ages participated in a Club-wide talent show. Performances included incredible singing demonstrations, many creative dance routines, as well as a few other unique talent displays.

Club members were extremely proud and happy for the chance to show off some of their abilities and had tons of fun collaborating with one another to make for an amazing overall show, especially with our regular summer programming soon coming to an end.

Learn more about how you or your child can get involved with all the fun going on here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester by visiting bgcdorchester.org or by visiting our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter accounts!

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BGCD Returns to Camp Northbound: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester will be returning to Camp Northbound for the 13th year next week. 150 campers and 25 staff members come together in Bridgton, Maine each summer to grow, learn about themselves and others, and to have a great time!

Campers participate in tons of fun activities such as water sports, rock climbing, arts and crafts, archery, hiking, campfires and more! Campers usually return year after year, making the camp community consistent and the Northbound camp spirit strong.

The camp is run by a combined staff of Camp Micah counselors and Club staff who work together to make Camp Northbound an exciting, meaningful, and memorable experience for everyone. We are looking forward to this exciting upcoming trip!


UPCOMING EVENTS

Field Day at Walter Denney Youth Center
August 9

Camp Northbound
August 18 – 23

Walt Disney World
August 26 – 31




August 2, 2018
BGCD Board Chair and Boston Business Journal’s Social Leadership Award recipient, Lee Michael Kennedy (R), pictured with fellow Board Member, Kevin Chapman (C), and BGCD President and CEO, Bob Scannell (L).

Interns from the Office of Attorney General Maura Healy visited BGCD to help us host our World Record Day. Activities included Jenga Towers, Pie Eating, Egg Toss and more!

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BGCD Members Compete in NFTE Entrepreneurship Challenge: Fifteen Club members of BGCD entered their business plans in the NFTE Biz-Academy Entreprenuership Challenge last Friday.

Throughout the 2 week summer Biz-Academy, each student came up with a business idea of their own ranging from an actual product, to an app, to a service. Each plan explains exactly what the product is, all of the expenses and costs, who their market is and how they’ll attract customers.

Judah, the winner, will now be entered into the video round online against all of the other students who won Biz-Academies across the country. Winners of this video round move on to NFTE’s National Competition in NYC against students who won regional competitions during their school year programs.

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BPD & BGCD Olympics Event: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Boston Police Department and several other local Boys & Girls Clubs are
joining forces to put on an amazing Olympic and World Cup themed event!

This Friday August 3rd at Madison Park in Roxbury, different Club teams will rotate through various stations with the chance to participate and compete in tons of fun activities such as an obstacle course, limbo, around the world, turbo javelin, corn hole and more!

At the event we will be joined by the BPD Officers, Special Olympics and New England Revolution, who will assist in running all of the numerous activities. The event will also feature a cookout with great food options thanks to Fresh Truck and the BPD Ice Cream Truck.

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Ride With Us: As part of the Rodman Disney for Kids Program, 150 children will travel to Disney World in Orlando, Florida this August with BGCD for an once in a lifetime unforgettable experience. The program is funded by the incredible generosity of our Board Member, Don Rodman, and the many friends who support his efforts. This gives members of our Clubs opportunites and memories that will last a lifetime. In addition to the Disney for Kids Progam, Don Rodman also sponsors and supports Theatre for Kids and the Rodman Ride for Kids.

We are looking for members to join our Rodman Ride team! This is a great opportunity to give back to your community and support BGCD – a win, win! To be part of our BGCD team, please contact Patty Lamb at plamb@bgcdorchester.org or visit our website at bgcdorchester.org/rodman-ride-for-kids.


UPCOMING EVENTS

Boston PD & BGCD Olympics Event
August 3

Field Day at Walter Denney Youth Center
August 10

Camp Northbound
August 18 – 23