Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem honored Principal Higgins of Witchcraft Heights Elementary and Principal Gesualdi from Saltonstall for their tremendous dedication to Salem Children. A great way to celebrate Valentine's Day.
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Our 15 and under Girls Basketball Team prepare for their game at the Boys & Girls Club of Lynn. The team is coached by Aquila Paollili and they have been working hard on their basketball skills and teamwork. Go team. We are so proud of all your hard work!
The members of the Boys & Girls Club are so fortunate to be able to participate in a skateboarding club run by our wonderful volunteers from St. John's Preparatory School. How often do children get permission and lessons to skateboard in a Middle School Hallway? Thanks to the Staff at Collins Middle School for granting this incredible opportunity.
Club members were excited to participate in the Gingerbread House Activity while gearing up for the Holiday Season. The children were given graham crackers, frosting, candy, and marshmallows. With their imagination and creativity, they build some incredible "houses," tents, tiny homes and buildings. Afterwards, they had more fun eating their creations. It was a gift to observe their joy!
Last night, the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem hosted its Travel Floor Hockey Team Banquet. They celebrated the end of a very successful season, making it to the playoffs for the first time in many years. At the banquet, the boys were presented with team shirts and they enjoyed a wonderful pasta dinner provided by The Deli House in Salem. The team included: Jeandavies, aka "Mr. Hat Trick (overall most scoring)," Nick "The Captain" Cicco, Luca "The Basher" Dominguez, Saul "The Jet" Deleon, Will "Too Smooth" Pasquale, Jordan "The Wall" Sanchez, Corey "The Cheese" Sinclair, Arvin "The Crusher" Urena, Medrano aka "The Glove," Jacob aka "The Giant," Shawn "Bang Bang" O'Keefe, Luis "Speedy" Rodriguez and Angel "The Crossover" Tejeda. The team was coached by Athletic Director, Emi Perez and Club Alum MJ Sirois. Congratulations, you should all be so proud!
David Ives and Northshore International Insurance hosted and served their 25th annual Thanksgiving Dinner to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. He has estimated that they have served over 6,000 meals during the 25 years. It is an event that the children look forward to each year and they devour the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn and cranberry sauce with big smiles on their faces. They were also delighted with dessert choice of chocolate or red velvet cake. Thank you David Ives and Northshore International Insurance for giving our children a wonderful meal and memory. We are grateful for your generosity and kindness!
Local author Nila Webster donated 200 of her books tilted The Magic of Moonlight to each child of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. The children received her beautiful book during our annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Their smiling faces demonstrate the joy of receiving such a moving story with beautiful illustrations by George Ulrich. The children are so grateful to have such caring community partners as Nila Webster. Thank you very much!
Meet Lola, Marvin and Julianna; our Members of the Month. They share why the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem is important to them!
Thank you to Dan and Kendra from Lightshed Photography of Salem. They organized a Santa photo shoot and donated proceeds to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem.
Dan and Kendra wanted to bring in items that were of need by our members and found out that our new Music and Drum club needed musical instruments. They visited the club on Monday afternoon bringing with them a guitar, tambourines, bongo drums, cymbals, maracas, drum sticks and other percussion instruments.
The kids were so excited to meet them and to try out their new instruments. Thank you so much for caring about the kids in Salem and for coming to visit and spend time with the children.
Last night, our Club held its second annual Volunteer Appreciation Night. We honored 27 volunteers and organizations that have made a big impact on our Club this year. Thank you to Opus Underground for hosting this event! The following honorees include:
Bambolina Italian Restaurant
Dr. Edward Bailey
Bertolon Tree Farm
DeIULIS Properties, LLC
Robert Jackson, Dunkin Donuts
Ferncroft Country Club
Marblehead High School Jefferson Forum
Caryn & Alex Mitchel-Munevar
Bob Norton, North Shore Medical Center
Dan Monroe, Peabody Essex Museum
Patrick Kennedy, Salem Access Television
Ziad Nabbout, Salem BP
Salem Lions Club
David George, Salem Moose Family Center Lodge #218
Courtney Trembler, Soul Focus Photography
Stop & Shop
Tavern In the Square
John J. Walsh Insurance Agency
The Salem Police Department and our Club teamed up last Thursday night for the first ever "Play for Peace" basketball game. With the idea of creating a safe and enjoyable space that Police officials and Club members could come together, members of both the police department and our Club played together instead of against one another. Our Club and the Salem Police Department are looking forward to a continued dialogue and positive relationship.
Our Club's in house football league is underway! It meets every Friday afternoon and hones in on the teamwork and athletic talents our members have. Every week there are chosen MVP's that are in the running for the league's final MVP prize.
Congratulations to the following MVP's:
Week 2: Geizi Paniaguara, Shawn O'Keefe with notable highlights from Luca Dominguez
Week 3: Arvin Urena, Angel Tejada with notable highlights from Dalvin Fernandez
Week 4: Christian Land, Nick Cicco with notable highlights from Arvin Urena, Jacob Mercedes, Shawn O'Keefe & Saul DeLeon
MVP Candidates: Shawn O'Keefe, Jeandavies Cardenas, Arvin Urena, Devante Ozuna & Luca Dominguez
Please follow the links below to view the individual stats of our MVP's