Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield Needs Volunteers for Marshfield Polar Express Magical Train Ride

MARSHFIELD, MA… At least 150 volunteers will be needed for the Boys and Girls Club’s Marshfield Polar Express magical train ride event which will come to life on the Kingston commuter rail on December 12th. It is a one-day event with four train trips scheduled during the course of the day.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield needs volunteers at the event to act as characters such as elves and chefs. They also need all-around volunteers to commit to meetings and help with set up and clean up of the event. Volunteer elves must be 15+ years old and all other volunteers must be 18+ years old and submit to a CORI background check. Community service hours will be awarded to volunteers. Marshfield High School Girls Varsity Basketball and the Key Club are already on board to help out with the event.

The Boys and Girls Club has already sold 1,000 tickets and Train Ride 3 is close to being sold out. This event is sponsored by Tiny & Sons Glass, Rockland Trust and Vertex. All proceeds from the Polar Express event benefit the privately funded, non-profit the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield.

“This should be a spectacular event, but we really need volunteers to successfully pull it off,” said the club’s Executive Director Greg Jackson. “We’re excited to have MHS Girl’s Basketball and the Key Club involved and certainly welcome other groups as well.”

Those who would like to volunteer should contact Kathleen Newcomb at the Boys and Girls Club (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or stop by the club, which is located in library plaza.

Tickets for the “Polar Express” event are $20 each and on sale now at the Boys and Girls Club. Tickets may also be purchased online at marshfieldpolarexpress.com.

About the Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation, which includes a variety of supervised activities for greater than 4,000 youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.

As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals.  Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com or write to the club at P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.

Boys and Girls Club Announces Marshfield Polar Express Tickets On Sale Now

Kristin Connor as the Conductor of the Marshfield Polar Express
Kristin Connor as the Conductor of the Marshfield Polar Express

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield will hold their second annual “Marshfield Polar Express” magical train ride event on Saturday, December 12, 2009! Tickets are $20 each and may be purchased online at http://www.marshfieldpolarexpress.com or at the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield located at LibraryPlaza.

The Marshfield Polar Express magical train ride event will come to life on the Kingston commuter rail on December 12th. The train is scheduled for four one-hour train rides during the course of the day at 11:45 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas for the ride. All the children will give their Wish List to Santa and enjoy a story, hot chocolate & cookies. There will be much merriment and singing of Christmas Carols and every child will receive a special gift from Santa.

All proceeds from the Marshfield Polar Express event benefit the privately funded, non-profit the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield. Last year, each train ride was nearly filled to capacity. More than $30,000 was raised to support the club’s programs and scholarships.

To learn more about the Marshfield Polar Express, visit http://www.marshfieldpolarexpress.com.

About the Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation, which includes a variety of supervised activities for greater than 4,000 youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.

As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals.  Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com or write to the club at P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.

Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield Members Enjoy New Backpacks and Bryant James Show

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s members are headed back to school sporting new backpacks and autographs from local pop star and Marshfield native Bryant James – thanks to a radio contest that the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield recently won.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield won a BusRadio.com contest (sponsored by Adidas) and received the prize of $300, which was used to purchase backpacks for their members, along with a free in-house performance by Bryant James.

More than 60 teen and tween club members enjoyed the Bryant James show last week.

“We were surprised and thrilled to win the contest and Bryant’s performance was amazing. He is a real inspiration to many kids,” explained Greg Jackson, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club in Marshfield.

About Bryant James

Bryant James, who recorded the songs “Cruisin With My Lady” and “SuperLove”, can be heard on BusRadio (a radio program which reaches one million students on school buses nationwide). Bryant performs at school dances, summer camps, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and most recently at the Boys and Girls Club.

Bryant has written over 50 songs and is currently in the process of recording his first full length album, with a release date set for early November. For more information about Bryant James, visit the website, www.BryantJames.com.

About the Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.

As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals.  Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.

Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield Receives Fitness Grant from from the U.S. Department of Education

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield will be kicking their health and fitness program up a notch or two thanks to a grant that the club recently received from the U.S. Department of Education.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has been awarded a Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant of $374,000 from the U.S. Department of Education. The award, which will be distributed over the next three years, will fund a new physical education program and instruction on healthy eating and good nutrition. The U.S. Department of Education gave out $26.5 million in awards to more than 73 public schools and community-based organizations in 25 states to initiate, expand and improve physical education programs for students in grades K-12.

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield intends to use a portion of the grant in the purchase of interactive multi-media equipment that will be used to engage club members in specially designed activities that will advance their physical well being and teach them better nutritional habits.

The club will also look to collaborate with local schools in the development of various physical fitness programs.

“This grant provides us with a great opportunity to collaborate with the Marshfield Public School system and advance our mission. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has been doing some amazing things over the past five years for members and being awarded this highly competitive grant is a terrific achievement,” explained Greg Jackson, Executive Director of the Boys and Girls Club in Marshfield.

He continued, “While we take pause in celebrating the grant, we must remain focused on the Capital Campaign and other fundraising efforts to ensure a brighter future for the children of Marshfield.”

About the Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.

As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals.  Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.

Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield Brings Back “Camp Chuckles” this summer

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, a non-profit organization that provides the youth of Marshfield and surrounding towns with enrichment and recreation programs in a safe environment, will host the second annual “Camp Chuckles” Comedy Camp for kids and teens in July. Registration has begun and is open to members and non-members of the club.

Camp Chuckles is a one-week workshop led by Chrissy Kelleher, a teacher and comedian who has opened shows for Kevin Nealon and Loretta LaRoche and also appeared on Nickelodeon’s America’s Funniest Mom. She is joined by fellow comedian and Milton High School Social Studies teacher and Drama Coach, Jimmy Bowes.

Kelleher and Bowes taught 15-year-old Max Clary at last year’s Camp Chuckles and he is now a regular performer at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge.

Camp Chuckles is geared towards middle and high school students and is a comedy writing and performing experience that uses improvisation and writing exercises to help kids turn their funny ideas into stories and jokes.

After the week-long session, attendees perform in front of family and friends in a Camp Chuckles graduation show.

Camp Chuckles will be held from July 20-24 and the cost is $120. The workshop for students entering grades 6-8 will be held from 5:30-7:00 p.m. and the workshop for students entering grades 9-12 will be held from 7:15-8:45 p.m. There is a maximum number of 12 students to each workshop.

To register or for more information about Camp Chuckles, contact Chrissy Kelleher directly at (617) 966-3832.

About the Boys and Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield’s purpose is to establish a safe haven for recreation and fun, which includes a variety of supervised activities for the 1,100 current members and is available to youth (between the ages of 6 to 18 years old) within the town and surrounding communities. The Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield has five Core Areas: Character and Leadership; Education and Career; Health, Sport Fitness Recreation and Life Skills; The Arts; and Technology. These Core Areas serve as the foundation for all programming.

As a privately-funded, non-profit organization, the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield relies tremendously on the generous philanthropic support of individuals.  Financial gifts assist in providing the financial strength necessary to continue the club’s mission “to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive and responsible citizens, as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders.”

For more information about the Boys and Girls Club of Marshfield, please contact (781) 834-CLUB (2582) or visit the club in Library Plaza or the website at MarshfieldBoysAndGirlsClub.com. The club’s mailing address is P.O. Box 311, Marshfield, MA 02050.