The founders and leaders of the Marshfield Flag Football Program have turned over the league to the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield.
The Marshfield Flag Football Program serves more than 500 Marshfield families, with children ranging from six to 15 years old. The program is co-ed and open to all Marshfield residents.
Last year, the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield assumed management of Marshfield Flag Football’s Kindergarten to Grade 3 divisions, comprised of approximately 300 children. Effective July 1st, the founders and leaders of Marshfield Flag Football have turned over management of the entire Marshfield Flag Football Program to the Boys & Girls Club. This includes the 4th to 8th grade divisions.
Marshfield Flag Football league was founded by Marshfield residents Dante DiMassa and Mark Stiles, who established the program in 2012. They had wanted to create a fun experience for children and families and the program has been very successful and grown each year. DiMassa is Marshfield Flag Football’s treasurer/EVP and Steve Medeiros is the commissioner.
“We’re very pleased to transition the league to the Boys & Girls Club,” said DiMassa. “Their values and support of youth align with Marshfield Flag Football and the transition will be positive for the growth and continuity of the program.”
DiMassa and Marshfield Flag Football’s leadership team will function in an advisory capacity to the Club to assist with the transition and operations. They will continue to support the town’s youth through issuances of academic scholarships.
All players will benefit as they gain membership to the Boys & Girls Club along with opportunities to participate in other sports and activities offered by the Club.
“Marshfield Flag Football is a tremendous program that directly aligns with our health and fitness area of youth development,” said Jim Bunnell, CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield. “Dante, Mark and the Marshfield Flag Football leadership team have dedicated themselves to building and maintaining an incredibly successful program that serves hundreds of local youth. Now, they are passing the torch on to the Club and we appreciate this wonderful opportunity.”
More information will be forthcoming in the Fall.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield
The Boys & Girls Club of Marshfield’s mission is to enable and inspire all young people to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens as well as become tomorrow’s capable leaders. The Club provides programming opportunities in the Boys & Girls Club of America’s (BGCA) five core areas including leadership, education, health, arts, and fitness.
Currently, the Club serves hundreds of families with children ranging in age from 6 to 18 years old, providing afterschool, vacation week and summer programs, as well as youth athletics, teen, social recreational and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit their website www.bgcmarshfield.org or call 781-834-2582.