Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 Pot of Gold Raffle! Thank you to all who so generously supported the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club!
$20,000 Winner: Ticket #201, Tom & Janine Block
$1,000 Winner: Ticket #845, Kevin Cafua
$1,000 Winner: Ticket #811, Dr. Scott Fuller
$500 Winner: Ticket #27, Kathryn & Christine Murray
$500 Winner: Ticket #217, Altavesta 8
$250 Winner: Ticket #767, Charlie Hardy
$250 Winner: Ticket #563, Mary Levine
February Vacation is right around the corner and the Clubhouse drop-in program will be open! Join from Tuesday, February 20th through Friday, February 23rd from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Club will be closed Monday, February 19th! Come down to compete in Color Wars and join us for a variety of programs, activities, and games all week!
What you need to know:
- Color Wars: We will be competing all week with special events every day and specific programs that can earn your team points! All members are encouraged to participant and help their team earn points. Club members can join in all week and will be put on a team when they get to the Club!
- Drop-in Day: The week will run like a typical drop-in day with a variety of programs and activities every hour for members to participate in! There will be choices available in the gym, art room, TECH lab and teen center activities all day.
- Lunch: Members can buy a pizza lunch for $4. This lunch includes a slice of pizza, two snacks, and a drink. Those interested should order their lunch when they arrive at the Club at the front desk, no later than 11:00 a.m. The Cadillac Cafe will be open from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will serve other snacks after lunch!
- Free Swim: Members are invited to swim each day during vacation. All members wishing to swim must bring a bathing suit, towel, and dry clothes to wear after swim. Elementary members will swim from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. and middle and high school members from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
- Drop Off & Pick Up: Please note that the drop-in program does not offer extended hours. Members can not arrive before 9:00 a.m. and must be picked up by 5:00 p.m.
We are looking forward to a fun and memorable week with our members!
Freezin’ For a Reason!
The first ever Polar Plunge to support the James L. McKeown Boys & Girls Club of Woburn was a tremendous success! More than $7,000 (with donations still coming in!) was raised to support the mission of the Club, inspiring youth to find their greatness. 50 brave Club supporters, ranging in age from 8 years to 78 years, dunked into frigid, icy Horn Pond. A crowd of spectators cheered them on on a rainy Sunday afternoon. The event was spearheaded by Drew Crawford of the Club’s Board of Directors.
Pizza was generously donated by Gloria’s Pizza, Romas Bakery, Toscano’s Pizza, Mike’s Pizza, Pizza Market, My Brother’s Place, Lisa’s Pizzeria and UNOs of Woburn.
Special thanks to John Devine and North Suburban Transportation for supplying the school bus to bring participants and spectators to and from Horn Pond. Fire Chief Stephen Adgate, Deputy Chief Clark Kenton, and Group 2 Captain George Poole had many firefighters in survival suits and standing by to support the safety of all involved. Woburn Police also dispatched Officer Joe Wells and Officer Dana Gately to assist with the traffic in the area. Additional thanks to Woburn’s City Council, Recreation Commission, and Mayor Scott Galvin (who also jumped in with us!) for their support and approval of the event.
The Polar Plunge was a tremendous success and we are already planning for 2019! Thank you to everyone who showed their support!
NENEAPC Sectionals – 2nd Place Finish!
January 27th & January 28th was an exciting weekend for Lucky’s Lobsters Swim Team! More than 100 swimmers participated in the 2017-2018 NENEAPC Sectionals Swim Meet at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester. The Club’s swimmers were excited and their performance demonstrated both their motivation and their skill. Many Club members swam to their personal best records, won their heats, and earned many first place event finishes.
Overall, the group earned 2nd Place in Division 1. Additionally, the 11-12 girls from the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club took home the trophy for first place for their age group. Many of the other age groups came is as Division 1 runner ups. Overall it was a tremendous success and everyone at the Club is very proud of each swimmer who showed their best efforts and amazing sportsmanship.
Lucky’s Lobsters is coached by Anthony Fiore, Casey Cullinane, Jill Branley, Matt Perry, Sam Flecchia and Kathryn O’Brien. The staff at the Club would also like to give a special shout out to the parent volunteers that donated their time at the Sectionals Swim Meet with the ribbons, timing, and officiating.
Are you bold for the cold?
Join us for our Polar Plunge to support the Club! Participants of any age are welcome to participate & Club members are encouraged to come. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. Ask your family & friends to support you and try to raise $50 to donate to the Club. We hope you’ll consider getting involved and we hope to see you brave the icy waters with us on February 11, 2018!
Grab the pledge form & start fundraising today!
Learn more & even register online!
Be sure to check out the latest schedule of activities that occur at the Main Clubhouse each day. The Clubhouse is open for members to drop-in after school Mondays through Fridays, 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Members who are in 8th grade & high school can stay until 9:00 p.m.!
In addition to scheduled activities, there are 2-3 other options at every hour that members can choose from. There’s always something fun happening, so be sure to come often to get involved!
Beginning December 11, 2017, Lucky’s Pool will be open for all members to enjoy swimming on Mondays from 4:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. To enjoy swimming, youth and teens must be an active member of the drop-in program (have attended orientation, paid their $25 dues & submitted a membership application). Members must bring their Club card, swimsuit, towel & a plastic bag for their wet clothes.
Parents & other adults are not allowed at free swim. Free swim is for youth & teens only.
Take a chance! Support our Club!
The annual Pot of Gold fundraiser is the Club’s biggest fundraiser. Your generous support of the raffle allows the Jamie McKeown Boys & Girls Club to continue to offer affordable out-of-school time programming to more than 450 youth & teens five days per week.
Raffle tickets cost $100 each. They can be split among friends and they also make great holiday gifts!
Purchase your ticket today via our secure website!
Or, if you prefer to mail a check or drop-off your payment, download your entry form today.
Thank you in advance for your generous support of our Club and our kids!
We are excited to open the Clubhouse for our 1st Family Night on Monday, November 20th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Drop-in members and their families can join us for an evening of experiencing the Club with your Club kid!
We ask all families to bring a non-perishable food item to help support our local food pantry! All members must be accompanied by an adult to participate. Please note we will not be serving food at this event.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 – Woburn Public Schools will be closed due to Election Day. The Clubhouse will be open 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for active Club members.
Friday, November 10, 2017 – Woburn Public Schools will be closed in observance of Veterans Day. ALL Club programming will be closed/canceled for staff professional development & special event preparation. Thanks for understanding.