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November 21, 2017

BGCL Alumnus Hosts Socratic, Inc. Scholarship Fundraiser on December 1

To give back, BGCL alumnus Socrates De La Cruz Esq. is hosting the second annual Socratic, Inc. Make a Difference Night benefiting the Stephen Kelley and Maureen Kelley Scholarship Awards on Friday, Dec. 1, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Salvatore's Function Hall located at 354 Merrimack St. in Lawrence. + Read More

November 09, 2017

BGCL Receives Above and Beyond Award for Excellence from The Women’s Fund of Essex County

BgCL has been presented with the 2017 Above and Beyond Award for Excellence by the Founders Circle of The Women's Fund of Essex County. The honor comes with a $25,000 grant. + Read More

October 23, 2017

IBEW Local 103 Donates $6,500 to BGCL

BGCL alumnus Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera returned to his "second home" to help accept a $6,500 donation to the club from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 103. + Read More

October 16, 2017

Support BGCL at the 99 Restaurants in Andover and North Andover through October 31

Enjoy a great meal while supporting BGCL at the 99 Restaurant & Pub locations at 464 Lowell St. in Andover and 267 Chickering Rd. in North Andover through October 31. + Read More

October 16, 2017

BGCL Exceeds $35,000 in Fourth Annual Take Action Walkathon

More than 200 participants raised $35,000 for critical youth programs and services at the fourth annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon on October 15. + Read More

October 12, 2017

Natasha Ballou and Steve Kelley to be Inducted into BGCL Alumni Hall of Fame

Tickets are now available for a reception honoring J.P. Morgan VP Natasha Ballou and BGCL Associate Director Steve Kelley on Nov. 14. + Read More

October 02, 2017

Public Invited to Free College Fair on October 11 at BGCL

The public is invited to the 11th annual college fair hosted by BGCL on Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. Attendance is free. + Read More

September 21, 2017

Runner Sought to Fundraise for BGCL in 2018 Boston Marathon

Applications are being accepted for a runner who will commit to fundraising for the BGCL in the 2018 Boston Marathon. + Read More

September 18, 2017

Registration Open for BGCL Take Action Walkathon on October 15

To give back to the club which taught him so many business and life skills, Attorney Socrates De La Cruz is leading a team from the Lawrence Bar Association in the fourth annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon on Sunday, Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the club. + Read More

September 07, 2017

BGCL Alumna Honored with A.C.E. Award from Exchange Club of Lawrence

Bryanna Matias, a longtime BGCL member, was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship as a local winner of the A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award from the Exchange Club of Lawrence. + Read More

September 05, 2017

BGCL Receives New Bikes from Copyright Clearance Center

Forty-eight BGCL youth members are the proud owners of new bikes, thanks to the generous donation from Copyright Clearance Center in Danvers. + Read More

August 24, 2017

New Balance Sponsors Engineering Summer Camp for BGCL Members

BGCL members Marielis Rodriguez and Yoangelis Diaz recently attended a week-long summer camp through generous scholarships from New Balance which reinforced their desire to pursue engineering as a career. + Read More

August 17, 2017

Club kids Leah D. and JJ C. selected to attend GovsPLUS

Club kids Leah D. and JJ C. were among 40 rising 8th and 9th graders from Lawrence who were selected to attend The Governors Academy's GovsPLUS (Powerful Learners Unlocking Success) program. + Read More

July 27, 2017

Littleton Residents Help Fund Literacy Programming and Free Book Distribution at BGCL

Bruce Hauben and Joyce Brinton grew up in homes full of books complemented by frequent trips to the library with their parents. Since learning three years ago that many BGCL youth members don't have similar opportunities, they have pledged their annual commitment to funding literacy-based programming through the club's education center. + Read More

July 26, 2017

BGCL Offers Extended Hours for Ages 13-18 Through Summer Nights Initiative

BGCL is one of several youth-based organizations which is offering extended operating hours through the state’s Summer Nights Initiative. + Read More

July 24, 2017

ABA Camp is Cancelled This Summer

Please join our extended BGCL family in sending healing thoughts and prayers for ABA Camp founder Bert Hammel’s recovery from heart surgery. + Read More

July 24, 2017

BGCL Presents $5,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits Through Highland Street Foundation

With funding from the Highland Street Foundation Youth Philanthropy Initiative, BGCL youth members recently presented $5,000 in grants to three Lawrence-based organizations. + Read More

July 13, 2017

38th Annual BGCL Golf Tournament Raises $180,000

More than 250 golfers raised $180,000 at the 38th annual BGCL Golf Tournament held recently at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. + Read More

June 23, 2017

Essex District Attorney Selects BGCL for Opiate Prevention Grant

Essex District Attorney Jonathan W. Blodgett has selected BGCL to receive $45,000 for opiate prevention and education programs. + Read More

June 15, 2017

BGCL Youth Member Creates Braille Rubik’s Cube for Visually Impaired Friend

Nine-year-old Alex Rosario has long admired his older brother Nick's ability to solve the Rubik's Cube so quickly. Due to his severe visual impairment, however, he wasn't able to solve one himself - until his friend at BGCL, 11-year-old Grace Hunt, designed one with braille letters on stickers. + Read More

June 12, 2017

Atkinson Resort & Country Club Donates Over $25,000 to BGCL

The check for $25,122.58 represents proceeds from Atkinson’s recent customer appreciation day featuring discounts resort-wide, contests, and special events including an ice cream social for a dozen club kids. + Read More

May 30, 2017

BBGCL Receives $100,000 Grant from Cummings Foundation

BGCL is one of 100 local nonprofits to receive grants of $100,000 each through Cummings Foundation's "$100K for 100" program. The nonprofit organization was chosen from a competitive review process involving 549 applicants. + Read More

May 25, 2017

BGCL Receives $2,500 Grant from The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation

The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently donated $2,500 to the supper program, which provides a nutritious meal to 500 youth members nightly. + Read More

May 22, 2017

BGCL Promotes Stephanie Sullivan to Director of Athletics

Stephanie Sullivan, an eight-year employee, is the new director of athletics. + Read More

May 15, 2017

Manny Ayala Honored as a Humanitarian of the Year

Manny Ayala, director of program services at BGCL, will be named a Humanitarian of the Year by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Lawrence on June 7, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Andover/North Andover YMCA. + Read More

May 11, 2017

BGCL Member Efren R. Exhibits at Vermont Quilt Festival

Before Efren R.'s latest quilt decorates the nursery of his newborn niece, it will be displayed at the 41st annual Vermont Quilt Festival from June 23-25. + Read More

May 08, 2017

Support BGCL Golf Tournament on June 19 in Andover

It’s time to dust off your golf clubs for the area’s premier event benefiting a good cause. The 38th annual BGCL Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, June 19 at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. + Read More

April 27, 2017

BGCL Hosts Career Day on May 17

BGCL invites students in grades 7-12 to its second annual career day on Wednesday, May 17 from 6-7:30 p.m. + Read More

April 26, 2017

Norma Ortega Gives Back to BGCL

April 23-29 is National Volunteer Week + Read More

April 24, 2017

Alumni Chris Vasquez and Adrian Ayala Appointed as New Staff Members

Although it occurred 15 years ago, Chris Vasquez still recalls the nerves he felt as an 8-year-old entering BGCL the first time without knowing anyone. Then Adrian Ayala, who is just one year older, came over. "From that moment, we hit it off.” + Read More

April 14, 2017

Inaugural Club Blue Networking and Trivia Night on April 20 to Benefit BGCL

The first Club Blue event, which is open to the public, will take place on April 20 with networking from 7:30-8 p.m. and trivia with prizes from 8-10 p.m. at the Claddagh Pub in Lawrence. + Read More

April 10, 2017

Auction Raises Over $400,000 for BGCL

The auction is the club's largest fundraiser, providing 20 percent of the annual operating budget for critical programs focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement for 4,400 youth members at two locations. + Read More

March 30, 2017

Fundraiser on April 7 to Benefit Lawrence Police Detective Running Boston Marathon for BGCL

Lawrence Police Detective Dean Murphy is preparing to run his 14th Boston Marathon overall and second benefiting BGCL. Community members can show their support by attending a fundraiser on Friday, April 7, 7 to 11 p.m., at Relief’s In located at 1 Market St., Lawrence. + Read More

March 27, 2017

Support the BGCL Auction

Where in the world will the BGCL Auction take you? Bidding is open now! + Read More

March 20, 2017

BGCL Welcomes New President and Board Members

Michael B. Feinman, Esq. was elected as the new BGCL board president at the club's recent annual meeting. In addition, Gail McNaughton and Tom Burkardt were appointed to the board. + Read More

February 13, 2017

BGCL Honors Meredith Monaco with Paul Cronin Award

In her five years volunteering with BGCL, Meredith Monaco has been a homework tutor, mentor, and founder of Girl Lab!, a STEM club for middle school girls. Recently it was the club’s turn to give back in recognizing her with the 2017 Paul Cronin Award. + Read More

February 10, 2017

Steven Tran Named 2017 BGCL Youth of the Year

Steven Tran, a senior at Central Catholic High School, recently added a significant accomplishment to his college applications: 2017 BGCL Youth of the Year. + Read More

February 02, 2017

BGCL Honors Kim Glesmann of Andover with Jeannie Melucci Award

Volunteer tutor Kim Glesmann was recently presented with the Jeannie Melucci Award for going above and beyond in service to the kids and club. + Read More

November 25, 2016

Inaugural Fundraiser Benefiting Stephen and Maureen Kelley Scholarship Awards

The Socratic, Inc. Make a Difference Night benefiting the Stephen and Maureen Kelley Scholarship Awards will take place on Friday, Dec. 2, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at Sal's Function Hall in Lawrence. + Read More

November 15, 2016

Renowned artist Rob Surette donates painting to BGCL

Speed painter and motivational speaker Rob Surette recently visited BGCL to share his message that kids’ lives can be greater than they ever thought possible. Soon after the show he performed at no cost, Rob returned to donate another lasting reminder to our youth members: a 6-foot painting of Michael Jordan. + Read More

November 08, 2016

2016-17 Fall/Winter Pool Schedule Part 2

Pool programs from September 26, 2016 through January 27, 2017

November 08, 2016

2016-17 Fall/Winter Pool Schedule Part 1

Pool programs from September 26, 2016 through January 27, 2017

November 08, 2016

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Donates to BGCL Supper Program

Several representatives from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation participated in the recent donation of $10,000 to the BGCL supper program, which provides a nutritious meal to more than 500 youth members daily. + Read More

October 13, 2016

Support BGCL at the 99 Restaurants in Andover and North Andover

Enjoy a great meal while supporting BGCL at the 99 Restaurants in Andover and North Andover through October 31. + Read More

October 04, 2016

Public Invited to Free College Fair on October 12

The public is invited to the 10th annual college fair hosted by BGCL on Wednesday, October 12 from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. Attendance is free. + Read More

October 03, 2016

Academic Basketball meetings begin this month

Academic Basketball meetings for boys and girls in grades 5-8 begin October 6. + Read More

September 27, 2016

BGCL Education Director Karen Kravchuk to Receive Liberty Bell Award

In honor of her outstanding community service, the Lawrence Bar Association will present BGCL Education Director Karen Kravchuk with the Liberty Bell Award on October 20 at DiBurro's in Haverhill. + Read More

September 13, 2016

Registration Open for Third Annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon on October 16

Register for the third annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon on Sunday, October 16, 9 a.m. to noon, at https://bgclma.ejoinme.org/walk2016. + Read More

July 27, 2016

BGCL and Groundwork Lawrence Partnership Develops Life Skills in Local Youth

The Explore, Learn, and Thrive summer program is well underway at BGCL, with "high-yield" learning activities designed to prevent summer learning loss.Groundwork Lawrence is an important partner in the initiative, which is especially crucial for hard-working, low-income parents who cannot otherwise afford a summer enrichment program for their children. + Read More

July 25, 2016

BGCL Celebrates 10th Anniversary with University of Notre Dame Summer Service Learning Program

For six University of Notre Dame students volunteering this summer at BGCL, the eight-week Summer Service Learning Program is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of urban youth. For rising junior Vanessa Acosta, it's also a chance to return to her Lawrence roots. + Read More

July 19, 2016

Registration Open for Third Annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon

Support BGCL by registering for the third annual Take Action Walkathon on Sunday, October 16 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. In addition to a two-mile loop along the Merrimack River, the family-friendly event will feature live music, face-painting, and games. + Read More

July 18, 2016

Local Organizations Provide Summer Fun for Youth Members

Due to the generosity of two local organizations, a dozen BGCL members have been enjoying swimming, boating, arts and crafts, and other summer fun at the Merrimack Valley YMCA camps for boys and girls at Lake Winnipesaukee’s Bear Island in N.H. + Read More

July 07, 2016

BGCL is Hiring!

Interested candidates should please contact Kerry Wiersma at 978-683-2747, ext. 116 or kwiersma@lawrencebgc.com. + Read More

June 30, 2016

37th Annual BGCL Golf Tournament Raises Record $180,000

More than 250 golfers raised a record $180,000 at the 37th annual BGCL Golf Tournament on June 20 at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. + Read More

June 13, 2016

Donations Sought for Inaugural Coach Bert Hammel Scholarship Fund

The inaugural Coach Bert Hammel Scholarship will be among more than $70,000 in college scholarships distributed to current BGCL members and alumni at the graduation party on Friday, June 17. + Read More

June 07, 2016

Local Youths Share Musical Talents at BGCL

At ages 12 and 14, respectively, Sabrina Lee of North Andover and Debbie Hsiao of Andover could be members of BGCL. Instead, they are volunteering to teach the keyboard to other kids at the club who wouldn't otherwise have the opportunity to learn the instrument. + Read More

June 01, 2016

BGCL Presents Grants to Local Nonprofits Through Highland Street Youth Philanthropy Initiative

With funding from the Highland Street Foundation Youth Philanthropy Initiative, a group of BGCL youth members presented $2,500 grants on June 1 to two Lawrence-based organizations: the Psychological Center and Essex Art Center. + Read More

May 21, 2016

Andover Father and Son Enjoy Meet and Greet with Red Sox Announcer Dave O’Brien

Peter Paglia of Andover and his 12-year-old son, Joey, talked baseball with broadcaster Dave O’Brien during the Boston Red Sox’s 9-1 defeat of the Cleveland Indians on May 21. The Red Sox play-by-play announcer donated the visit to the NESN television booth, plus four loge box seats to the game, to the gala auction benefiting BGCL on April 2. + Read More

May 10, 2016

BGCL Invites Students Community-Wide to Career Day on May 12

BGCL invites students in grades 7-12 community-wide to a career day on Thursday, May 12, 6-7:30 p.m., at the club located at 136 Water St. in Lawrence. + Read More

May 05, 2016

BGCL Welcomes New Director of Development

BGCL has appointed Andrea Nahigian as director of development. + Read More

May 03, 2016

Lawrence Resident Gives Back Through Golf Tournament on June 20 Benefiting BGCL

Over the 30 years in which he has helped run the annual BGCL Golf Tournament, Larry Yameen has watched proudly as the event has grown in size and scope. One consistency that has remained is the high-quality reputation of the event which draws golfers from throughout the Merrimack Valley. + Read More

April 29, 2016

Support BGCL while celebrating the Atkinson Resort & Country Club’s milestone anniversary May 25

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Atkinson Resort and Country Club invites you to enjoy throwback-to-1996 pricing resort-wide on Wednesday, May 25. The event is in memory of founder Peter A. Lewis, with all proceeds benefiting BGCL – an organization which was dear to his heart. + Read More

April 26, 2016

BGCL Seeks Presenters for Career Day on May 12

BGCL is seeking representatives from all professions to participate in a career day on Thursday, May 12, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the club located at 136 Water St. in Lawrence. + Read More

April 12, 2016

Alumna Shirley Garcia Gives Back as Volunteer Basketball Coach; April is National Volunteer Month

Shirley Garcia was 12 years old when she joined the BGCL, where she enjoyed performing with the jazz club, doing community service with the Torch and Keystone clubs, playing pool in the game room, and hanging out with friends at the former club building on Haverhill Street. Most of all, however, Garcia loved playing on the basketball team – and it is through this lifelong love that she is giving back to the current generation of club kids. + Read More

April 06, 2016

Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Launches Youth in Motion Fund to Help Local Kids Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle

Jaffarian Volvo Toyota today launched the Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund, a charitable program that enables local youth in need to participate in sports and activities that provide structure, discipline, teach sportsmanship and, ultimately, promote a healthy, active lifestyle. To achieve this goal, The Jaffarian Youth in Motion Fund will allocate $5,000 to both the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Haverhill. + Read More

April 05, 2016

BGCL Seeks Presenters for Career Day on May 12

BGCL is seeking representatives from all professions to participate in a career day on Thursday, May 12, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., at the club located at 136 Water St. in Lawrence. + Read More

April 04, 2016

Andover Couple Donates $5,000 Raffle Prize to BGCL

Richard and Stephanie Sipley of Andover won the $5,000 cash prize for the raffle which concluded the gala auction on April 2 benefiting BGCL – and promptly donated it to the club. + Read More

March 18, 2016

BGCL Alumnus to Describe How ‘Hard Work Pays Off’ at Fundraising Auction on April 2 in Haverhill

Rafael Morales will share his story of gratitude and giving back as the keynote speaker at Tropical Paradise Gala Auction benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence on Saturday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. at DiBurro’s, 887 Boston Road in Haverhill. + Read More

March 07, 2016

In celebration of National Boys & Girls Club Week from March 7-12

As we celebrate National Boys & Girls Club Week from March 7-12, we would like to thank the community at large for its continuing support in providing youngsters with access to quality programs and services that help shape their futures. + Read More

February 29, 2016

Support the Auction on Saturday, April 2

Support BGCL its mission of changing kids’ lives by attending its largest fundraiser of the year, the gala auction on Saturday, April 2 at 5:30 p.m. at DiBurro’s in Haverhill. + Read More

January 28, 2016

Bingo on January 30 to Benefit Lawrence Police Detective Running Boston Marathon for BGCL

As a veteran marathoner, Lawrence Police Detective Dean Murphy already had a bib number for the 2016 Boston Marathon - but turned it down to join the fundraising team for BGCL. Community members can show their support at bingo on Saturday, January 30 at 4 p.m. at Relief's In located at 1 Market St., Lawrence. + Read More

January 28, 2016

BGCL Honors Colleen Harrington with Paul Cronin Award

Colleen Harrington, who has volunteered for eight years at BGCL, has been honored with the 2016 Paul Cronin Award. + Read More

December 18, 2015

Santa Distributes Donated Gifts to 650 Club Kids

Santa Claus distributed donated toys and gift cards to more than 650 excited youth members at the annual holiday party on December 18. + Read More

December 18, 2015

BGCL Honors Serge Frederique with 2015 Jeannie Melucci Award

Serge Frederique, a five-year volunteer, was honored on December 18 with the 2015 Jeannie Melucci Award. + Read More

December 14, 2015

BGCL Welcomes Four New Board Members

BGCL elected Alberto Nunez, John Brockelman, Holly Jenkins, and John M. Thomas to the Board of Directors at its recent annual meeting. + Read More

December 10, 2015

Rosa R. Named 2016 Youth of the Year

Rosa R. has earned multiple scholarships and awards over the years, but none is more prestigious than her most recent honor as the 2016 Youth of the Year nominee for Massachusetts. + Read More

November 25, 2015

BGCL Hosts Thanksgiving Dinner for 500 Kids

Nearly 500 youth members enjoyed a traditional Thanksgiving dinner at BGCL on Wednesday, November 25. + Read More

November 19, 2015

Mayor Daniel Rivera and Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas Inducted Into BGCL Alumni Hall of Fame

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera and music producer Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas were inducted into the BGCL Alumni Hall of Fame on November 19. + Read More

November 09, 2015

Urales “DJ Buddha” Vargas & Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera to be Inducted into Alumni Hall of Fame

Music producer Urales "DJ Buddha" and Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera will be inducted into the BGCL Alumni Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the club located at 136 Water St. in Lawrence. + Read More

November 03, 2015

Free writing conference for grades 2-5 is open to the public

BGCL will once again host the fall Andover Bread Loaf writing conference for students in grades 2-5 on Saturday, November 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. + Read More

October 26, 2015

BGCL Exceeds $10,000 in Second Annual Take Action Walkathon

Nearly 100 youth members, their parents, alumni, and volunteers raised more than $10,000 for BGCL at the second annual Take Action Walkathon on October 18. + Read More

October 16, 2015

Andover Singer-Songwriter Casey McQuillen Donates Anti-Bullying Performance to BGCL

Andover singer-songwriter Casey McQuillen opened her recent anti-bullying program at BGCL with her audition tape from “American Idol,” during which she received unanimous praise last year from the judges. Although that moment remains a career highlight, she told the audience of nearly 300 students that she gained something far more meaningful than celebrity through the experience. + Read More

October 08, 2015

Sign Up Now for Swim Lessons, Swim Teams, and Lifeguarding Courses at BGCL

Whether your child is a new swimmer with some fear of the water, or a well-rounded swimmer who needs to work on technique, our instructors are here to help with free programs offered in every area of aquatics. + Read More

September 29, 2015

Pool schedule: September 21, 2015 - January 29, 2016

New members must attend orientation before participating in any pool activities. The lifeguard will discuss water safety and go over the pool rules. + Read More

September 23, 2015

Public Invited to Free College Fair on Oct. 7 at BGCL

The public is invited to the ninth annual college fair hosted by BGCL on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. + Read More

September 17, 2015

Team Leaders and Sponsors Needed for Walkathon on Oct. 18

To sponsor or register for the second annual BGCL Take Action Walkathon on Sunday, Oct. 18 at 1 p.m., contact Sarah Hogue at (978) 683-2747, ext. 128 or shogue@lawrencebgc.com by Oct. 9. The $25 registration fee is waived for each walker who raises $100. + Read More

August 27, 2015

BGCL Welcomes Jarad Harris as Assistant Director of Education

Club alum Jarad Harris has been appointed as assistant director of education at BGCL. + Read More

July 21, 2015

2014 NBA Rookie of the Year Michael Carter-Williams gives back to ABA Camp

Each year, our Academic Awareness Basketball (ABA) campers are treated to guest speakers who inspire them with personal stories of hard work, perseverance, education, and hope. This year, they heard from one of their own. + Read More

July 14, 2015

BGCL Reduces Summer Learning Loss with Support from Essex County Community Foundation

The eight-week summer program is underway at BGCL, thanks in part to a $10,000 grant from the Essex County Community Foundation’s Betty Beland Greater Lawrence Summer Fund. + Read More

June 29, 2015

BGCL Golf Tournament Exceeds $150,000

Approximately 220 golfers raised more than $150,000 at the 36th annual BGCL Golf Tournament on June 15 at Indian Ridge Country Club in Andover. The golf tournament is one of BGCL’s largest fundraisers, providing a significant portion of the annual operating budget for critical programs focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement for more than 3,800 youth members at two locations. + Read More

June 23, 2015

BGCL Member Steven T. Wins Third Consecutive Honor at Digital Arts Festival

Club kid Steven T. has been selected as a national winner in the 13th annual Digital Arts Festival for his entry in the graphic design category titled “Living Outside the Box." + Read More

June 22, 2015

Littleton Residents Support Distribution of 1,000 Free Books Through BGCL

While growing up, Bruce Hauben and Joyce Brinton both benefited from homes full of books complimented by frequent trips to the library with their parents. For the second year, they are instilling the same love of reading in a new generation of children as major sponsors of the comprehensive literacy enrichment programs offered at BGCL. + Read More

June 18, 2015

BGCL Presents Grants to Local Nonprofits Through Highland Street Youth Philanthropy Initiative

For the past 10 weeks, BGCL youth members have been researching local nonprofit organizations and evaluating their missions, financial needs, and respective impacts on the community. With funding from the Highland Street Foundation’s Youth Philanthropy Initiative, the eight-member group presented grants totaling $5,000 on June 16 to three organizations: $2,000 to Elevated Thought, $2,000 to the MSPCA at Nevins Farm, and $1,000 to the Merrimack Valley YMCA. + Read More

May 11, 2015

Mark Coleman Celebrates 20 Years of Giving Back to Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

In the two decades that Mark Coleman has played in the golf tournament benefiting BGCL, he has remained impressed with the quality of the event and little touches that keep it fresh from year to year: a generous allotment of golf balls, meals and continuous refreshments, complementary photos of the foursomes, gift bags, and prizes. What keeps him coming back, however, is the cause to which he is contributing. + Read More

April 30, 2015

BGCL Receives Grant from LongHorn Steakhouse in Haverhill

BGCL has been selected to receive a $1,000 grant as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program from Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation, the charitable arm of Darden Restaurants. The annual grants program empowers each restaurant in the Darden family of brands to support local community programs. + Read More

April 28, 2015

Andover Teen’s Eagle Scout Project Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence

For his Eagle Scout project, 16-year-old Henry Duerr of Andover wanted to work on a project that was personally meaningful to him and beneficial to local kids. The result: a new traverse rock climbing wall at BGCL. + Read More

April 20, 2015

Haverhill Native Renee Robertson Exceeds Fundraising Goal for BGCL in Boston Marathon

Haverhill native and Central Catholic High School alumna Renee Robertson finished her first Boston Marathon in 4:38 while raising $15,050 for BGCL. + Read More

April 16, 2015

Successful Spring in Paris Auction

More than 300 people attended the Spring in Paris Auction benefiting BGCL on April 11 at DiBurro’s in Haverhill. The evening included dinner, dozens of silent and live auction items, and a surprise appearance by New England Patriots running back Jonas Gray sponsored by Smith Motor Sales of Haverhill, Inc. + Read More

April 14, 2015

Anna and Cece Root of Andover Step Up Volunteer Efforts for BGCL Dance Academy

With their love of dancing and staying active, Andover High School students Anna and Cece Root naturally gravitated to the BGCL Dance Academy when they began volunteering a year and a half ago. + Read More

April 13, 2015

Thanking the Community for Supporting the BGCL Spring in Paris Auction

I’m writing to thank the community for its generous support of the BGCL Spring in Paris Auction on April 11 at DiBurro’s in Haverhill. The event was a success, thanks to numerous individuals and local businesses committed to making a difference for the youth of Lawrence. + Read More

Did You Know?

Alumni of the Club include the Mayors of Lawrence and Methuen, the President of Merrimack College, the Director of the Lawrence Housing Authority and the CEO of Pebble Beach.