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Thank you all for coming out Saturday to the Rosé Colored Glasses event at the Cheese Shop of Salem! It was a blast and thank you for your donations to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem!! Patriot Nate Ebner, Youth of the Year Divin Katende and Sean Stellato were on hand at the Cheese Shop! Your support will make a difference in the lives of Salem children who need us the most!
Meet a Patriots Player, taste some Rose and support the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem!
Localbusiness, Cranney Company donates $1,000 to a non-profit each month through their "Cranney Cares" program. The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem was the fortunate recipient this month. Andrew and Brian presented the large check to the children and the kids gave them some thank you cards to show their appreciation. The gift will make a difference in many kids' lives. Thank you Cranney Companies!
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.
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!