Gingerbread House Festivities!

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!

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Travel Floor Hockey Team has best finish in years!

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!

25th Annual Thanksgiving Dinner hosted by Northshore International Insurance

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!

The Magic of Moonlight; A Story of Unconditonal Love

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!

Thank you Lightshed Photography!

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.

Volunteer Appreciation Night

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 

Beverly Bank

DeIULIS Properties, LLC

Robert Jackson, Dunkin Donuts

Ferncroft Country Club

Melissa Garabedian

Jeff Holloran

Johnson O'Connor

Marblehead High School Jefferson Forum

Caryn & Alex Mitchel-Munevar

Mizioch-Witham Caterers

Bob Norton, North Shore Medical Center

Dan Monroe, Peabody Essex Museum

Richelieu Club

Patrick Kennedy, Salem Access Television

Ziad Nabbout, Salem BP

Salem Lions Club

David George, Salem Moose Family Center Lodge #218

Salem Trolley

Courtney Trembler, Soul Focus Photography

Stop & Shop

Jack Swansburg

Tavern In the Square

John J. Walsh Insurance Agency

 

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Play for Peace!

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.

In House Football League MVP's

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

Week 2

 

Week 3

Week 4

MVP Candidates