The Alumni Association would like to extend an invitation to every Springfield Boys & Girls Club Alumni to attend the 2nd Annual Alumni Summer Cookout. The cookout will be held on August 8th from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. outside on the field at 481 Carew Street. Come back to the Club to reconnect with fellow Alumni, share stories about your time under the phone booth, and hear about the amazing programs we are still offering today to over 1,500 youth each year. There will be food, music, and plenty of other games and activities!
The Alumni Association is also utilizing the 2nd Annual Alumni Summer Cookout as a day to collect backpacks and school supplies for Club kids going back to school in the Fall. If you plan to attend the cookout, please consider bringing a backpack, school-related items, or a monetary donation to support the backpack drive. The goal is to fill 100 backpacks and we will need all of your help!
PS: If you see a former club member let them know about the Alumni re-engagement and the Hall of Fame!
2nd Annual Reach for the Stars Luncheon & Alumni Hall of Fame Induction
In 2014, the Inaugural Reach for the Stars & Alumni Hall of Fame Induction was a milestone in the history of the Springfield Boys & Girls Club. The Springfield Boys & Girls Club inducted five outstanding alumni into the first-ever Alumni Hall of Fame class: Joseph Federico, Charles Hollins, Arthur Jones, Garrett McCarthy, Mark Moran and Peter Picknelly.
The 2nd Annual Reach for the Stars Luncheon & Alumni Hall of Fame Induction took place on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at the Sheraton Springfield and gave the Springfield Boys & Girls Club the opportunity to celebrate and acknowledge the accomplishments of our alumni while supporting our Saturday drop-in programs. Celebrating 124 years of unwavering dedication to youth services, the Springfield Boys & Girls Club inducted seven outstanding alumni into the second Alumni Hall of Fame class-George Caulton, Manny Fonseca, Tim Gallagher, Abe Moses, Tony Pettaway, Paul Samson and Lawrence Weekley. During the event, 120 guests enjoyed a wonderful lunch, a private viewing of the Festival of Trees, and were able to hear more from our remarkable inductees. With a day filled with laughter and reminiscing, our net income was more than $4,000!
All proceeds from the event support our Saturday Drop-In Programs. The Springfield Boys & Girls Club is one of the only youth service agencies in the City of Springfield that stays open on Saturdays. In 2014, the Carew Street facility served over 800 youth on Saturdays during the academic year. These children come from every geographical region within the City of Springfield, including Liberty Heights, Memorial Square, South End, Old Hill/Six Corners, North End, Indian Orchard, and Forest Park. The Saturday programs operate from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and serve children ages 6 – 18. For over 100 children each Saturday during the school year, the Club is their second home. It serves as the only positive place away from the streets where they can engage in safe, fun developmental programs that enhance their social, emotional, physical, and educational well-being.
Come On Home!
As you know, the Springfield Boys & Girls Club is a special place, a place where all children have the opportunity to reach their potential. We consider every person who walks through our doors a member of our Club family; you are an important part of that family.
The Club is eager to learn more about how well you are doing, where the world has taken you, and the experiences that helped you develop into a successful adult. For more information on joining the Alumni Association, please call 413.785.5266