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November 3, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On Friday, October 29th, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester hosted our Annual Grand Drawing Gala at Granite Links Golf Club Pavilion Tent in Quincy, MA.

The event included a silent auction, live auction, delicious food stations and dancing to the amazing  “East Coast Soul ” band. We had three lucky winners go home with our Grand Prizes each valued at over $5000!  Guests were treated to a very special keynote address by Club member Noa who then gave a spectacular singing performance of the song Halo. It was a great night for all who attended and helped to raise critical funds supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester.

Thank you to our Gold Sponsor: Lee Kennedy Companies; Silver Sponsors: DiNicola Law Group, LLC and S&F Concrete; and Bronze Sponsors: Corcoran Jennison Companies, Fenney Brothers Utility Services, Deirdre Karle, The McIntosh Foundation, Jane & Paul Panariello, The Marr Companies, and Joe & Gayle Corcoran.

We are so grateful for the amazing outpouring of support and look forward to next year’s event!


October 19, 2021

BOSTON, MA — Team BGCD had fourteen runners who took on the challenge of running 26.2 miles at the Boston Marathon. Each team member had their own personal goal and successfully crossed the finish.

It was a beautiful Fall day as Club staff, family members and spectators cheered all the way from Hopkinton to Copley Square. Our runners have spent months training for the Marathon and helping to fundraise on behalf of the Club. So far, they have raised over $127,000 in support of our Clubs and we are so grateful for all of their efforts.

Congratulations to all runners for achieving such an amazing accomplishment and for being champions to all of us at BGCD!

Check out more Marathon photos here!


October 4, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On September 25, BGCD participated in the 31st annual Rodman Ride for Kids!

Rodman Ride for Kids is the #1 athletic event in the country that helps support at risk youth. It’s not too late to support Team BGCD in this year’s Rodman Ride. This year we had 26 in-person Riders who did the 25 or 50 mile route as well as 25 others who participated in the “Choose Your Own Adventure” virtual Ride. Our team was made up of staff, board members, alumni and friends, all of whom showed up to help support programming at BGCD.

A special thank you to Boston Credit Union for sponsoring our Team, and thanks to all of our riders who worked hard to fundraise for our Clubs!


September 21, 2021

BOSTON, MA — As a participant in the Boys & Girls Clubs of America National Arts Contests, BGCD submitted member artwork and photos in two contest areas: National Fine Arts and ImageMakers Photography. BGCA received almost 2,500 entries from Clubs and Youth Centers.

Selected artwork is screened at the regional level, and a limited number is sent to BGCA’s Atlanta headquarters for judging at the national level. Their decisions were difficult and resulted in 33 National Fine Arts and 20 ImageMakers Photography winners.

Naraya was named a National Winner in the Mixed Media Category for the 10-12 age group. Naraya’s artwork will be displayed at special events throughout the year and featured in BGCA’s online gallery.

September 7, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — Last week, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester partnered with Rodman for Kids to take 50 members on a magical trip of a lifetime to Walt Disney World. Since 1992 (with the exception of 2020), Disney for Kids has sent thousands of Dorchester-area kids on an all expenses paid trip to the Orlando theme parks.

Each year, the Club and Rodman for Kids provide a chaperoned trip allowing members to broaden their horizons and have a fun and memorable experience. Members who are chosen to participate have proven themselves to be leaders at the Club and in the Community through their excellent school attendance, personal efforts as well as their extracurricular activities.

Thank you to Rodman for Kids for their partnership, and for providing this amazing, once in a lifetime trip for our members.


August 23, 2021

BOSTON, MA — Recently, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester partnered with our friends at Elevate Youth and Paddle Boston for a couple of fun kayaking field trips for our members. The kids were able to enjoy the beautiful summer weather out on the water learning to kayak.

Elevate Youth provides outdoor opportunities to empower youth from underserved neighborhoods with support of positive adult role models, and has partnered with Paddle Boston to offer fun activities such as paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking in the Boston area.

BGCD and Elevate Youth have been partnering together for year-round Outdoor Recreation & Education activities for the past 4 years. We are so thankful to Elevate Youth for continuing to provide these fun opportunities to our members.


August 9, 2021

DORCHESTER, MA — BGCD’s Early Education & Care program was excited to host their very own 2021 Summer Olympic Games at BGCD. Our amazing Early Ed athletes took part in a series of sporting events, games and activities.

Our teams of athletes not only had the opportunity to compete with each other, but were also encouraged to cheer on their friends as well. BGCD Olympics included some challenging sporting events, but our athletes rose to the occasion showing great strength, agility, speed and athleticism. At the end of the day, all of our athletes were awarded gold medals for their efforts and achievements.

Check out their Olympics video here!


July 26, 2021
DORCHESTER, MA — In honor of the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games, BGCD hosted an Olympic Day event where our members participated in a series of minute-to-win-it type games. By wearing red, white, and blue and creating signs, BGCD members showed their encouragement and support for the USA Women’s Soccer Team and Olympic athlete & BGCD volunteer Sam Mewis. Sam is a devoted supporter of BGCD, hosting multiple soccer clinics for members, partnering with sponsors to provide donations to the Club, and most recently being named a 2021 New England Women’s Leadership Award honoree. Check out BGCD featured on WCVB Channel 5 here!



July 7, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On September 25th, we will be back on the road for an in-person Rodman Ride for Kids! The event will feature a 25 or 50 mile route that will begin and end at Rodman Ford in Foxboro.

If you can’t Ride, you can still participate in the Virtual Ride and chart your own course on the Cape Cod trail or in your own neighborhood. There is also a special “Choose Your Own Adventure” option for those who would like to walk, run or choose an activity of your choice that will inspire others to support your efforts. Last year’s success was thanks to all of our friends who signed up to help support the Club.

This year the Ride has a very special incentive – If we get 25 participants to register for either the in-person or virtual participation by 7.14.21 and commit to raising at least $500 by November 1, 2021, the Club will receive a $5,000 match from Rodman Ride for Kids! This is a win, win!



June 23, 2021

BOSTON, MA — On June 16th, BGCD was able to host a special in-person VIP Reception to celebrate our 2021 New England Women’s Leadership Awards at the Seaport Hotel. The night was filled with smiles and laughter as we were able to reconnect. We were welcomed by BGCD Board Member Lynda Thomas and heard a special Keynote speech from BGCD Alumnus Ashley Miranda. We also enjoyed a performance from BGCD Member Nam Vuong who sang such a beautiful song for our guests. There was also a surprise visit from our good friend, US Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh.

Congratulations to our 2021 Honorees: Sherry Dong, Teresa Maynard, Samantha Mewis, and Dora Ullian for being such incredible supporters and role models for our girls.

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