Watertown Boys & Girls Club Receives Big Donation from Oakley Country Club

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Oakley County Club presented a check to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. Pictured, from left, Allison Rojas, Renee Gaudette — executive director of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, Regina Ota, Kathy Lyons, Michael Pridham, Betsy Pridham, Jack Bartley and Marianne Dornfeld.

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Oakley County Club presented a check to the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. Pictured, from left, Allison Rojas, Renee Gaudette — executive director of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, Regina Ota, Kathy Lyons, Michael Pridham, Betsy Pridham, Jack Bartley and Marianne Dornfeld.

The Oakley Country Club announced it recently made a major contribution go the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:

We are excited to share that members of the Oakley Country Club made a donation of $43,334 to the Watertown Boys and Girls Club, which will help to fund their “Great Futures Campaign,” the reconstruction project for the organization that was founded in 1972.

The gift was presented at a brief ceremony on July 17, 2018, at Oakley Country Club with Watertown Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Renee Gaudette. The proceeds were generate by private donations and the club’s popular “Casino Royale” fundraiser — a three-stage silent auction on April 28.

“This event has become hugely popular with Oakley members, and it’s a great reminder of all the tremendous work that the Watertown Boys & Girls Club does in our communities,” said Oakley Country Club President John DeVito. “We’re thrilled that for the second year in a row this event was so successful, and that the partnership between our members and the Boys & Girls Club is so strong.”

The Watertown Boys & Girls Club, founded in 1972, is the single largest nonprofit youth service organization in Watertown. It serves 1,000 registered members between ages 7 and 18 years, as well as an additional 1,200 youths from Watertown and surrounding communities, through a wide range of activities and programs to fit individual needs. The club is a safe, creative setting with trained adult staff who help guide and coach boys and girls in academic success, healthy living, character development and peer relationships.

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