Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County Raise $22,000 From Pumpkin Glow
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY
RAISE $22,000 FROM PUMPKIN GLOW
Kendall Square Corporate Pumpkin Carving Challenge Huge Success
BOSTON, MASS., (October 23, 2012) – Kendall Square businesses and their employees took part in the second annual Kendall Square Great Pumpkin Glow to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County last week. BioMed Realty hosted the event at its 300 Athenaeum Street park and served as title sponsor for the second consecutive year.
“We are so thankful to our friends at BioMed who championed this event to such a successful outcome,” said Cathy Carew, an event co-chair and board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs. “It was great to see so many people participating in the event and the creativity was amazing. There was a lot of positive energy and fun, while we raised money for the very meaningful work at our four Clubs.”
Carew continued, “We are grateful to BioMed and Amgen as our primary sponsors and all their volunteers, along with Valley Crest Landscaping for the donation of hundreds of pumpkins and all else they did to make this event perfect.”
Two dozen youth from the Boys & Girls Clubs’ 119 Windsor Street Club in Cambridge helped the pumpkin carvers, whose companies sponsored teams with donations from $500 to $5,000. Over $22,000 was raised for the Cambridge Club after-school programs. In addition to lead gifts from BioMed Realty and Amgen, Eastern Bank, Pilgrim Parking, Wessling Architects, Richards Barry Joyce & Partners, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge Trust Company, USI Security, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, DTZ/UGL Company, Watermark Cambridge and Atlantic Elevators were generous sponsors. Redbones served as the title food sponsor for the event.
About Boys & Girls Clubss of Middlesex County
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County is an independent 501c3 organization with Clubs in Medford, Cambridge, Somerville and Everett .Its mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. Club houses are designed and operated to provide a safe, supportive haven during out-of-school time that fosters academic, creative, leadership, and health-minded skills in youth during critical periods of their growth. Each year, more than 1,500 youth build supportive relationships with adult mentors, participate in goal-oriented, life enhancing programs, receive educational support, and benefit from meaningful BGCMC collaborations and partnerships. These resources along with shared knowledge and experiences benefit the Clubs’ youth and communities.