Watertown Boys & Girls Club Holding 45th Annual Mugar Golf Tournament

The following information was provided by the Watertown Boys & Girls Club:

The Watertown Boys & Girls Club is hosting its 45th Annual Stephen P. Mugar Memorial Golf Tournament, the organization’s largest fundraising event, on August 22nd at Oakley Country Club. Sponsored by the Mugar Family and the Oakley Country Club, the event offers Club supporters the opportunity to play at the private course while helping to support Watertown’s largest nonprofit supporting children and teens. “We’re so grateful to the Mugar Family and the Oakley Country Club for their support of the Club over these past 45 years,” said Phil Greenough, chairman of the Club’s board of directors. “With the leadership of these wonderful organizations and the contributions of so many other corporations and individuals, this tournament is a signature event for the Club and the community. We depend on this day to fund so many key programs for the more 1400 members of the Club.”

LETTER: Head of Boys & Girls Club Bids Farewell to Club, Dream Job

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Renee Gaudette is leaving the club. Here she is seen receiving the Executive of the Year Award. She was nominated by Chris Chrombie, right, the club’s Project Director. Dear Beloved Community,

I am writing to share that, after nine amazing and rewarding years as Executive Director atWatertown Boys & Girls Club, I’ve decided that the timing is right for me to step back. The Board of Directors of WBGC is working diligently to identify the individual who can bestlead our organization through its next phase of growth and impact.

Boys & Girls Club’s Renee Gaudette Stepping Down, Club Searching for New Director

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Renee Gaudette will be leaving her position. Here, she received the Executive of the Year Award in 2015. She was nominated by Chris Chrombie, right, the club’s Project Director. The Watertown Boys & Boys Club announced Executive Director Renee Gaudette will be leaving the club leadership position after nine years. Gaudette led the Club through an unprecedented period of growth in membership, programming and funding.

Nationwide Health & Wellness Program for Kids Started with Local Organization Teaming with Watertown Boys & Girls Club

A local non-profit organization that provides health and wellness classes to youth around the country got its start by working with the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. One for Health was created by a pair of friends since junior high school, Bruce Campelia and Tom Miller, who came up with the idea in 2011 while sitting next to Lake Winnipesaukee. They wanted to do something to help change the tide of rising childhood obesity and poor health in America, and came up with the idea of providing free classes. Miller had experience building brands having started an advertising specialty business from scratch and making it into a firm that is well known in the industry. Campelia founded technology start-ups and later moved into health and created a wellness center in Pennsylvania.

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Staffer Wins Award for Work During Pandemic

Watertown Boys & Girls ClubWatertown Boys & Girls Club Aquatics Director Erin Hickey, right, is congratulated for winning an award by Club Executive Director Renee Gaudette. A staff member at the Watertown Boys & Girls Club received an award for her work at the club. Aquatics Director Erin Hickey was named the Association of Boys & Girls Club Professionals Yankee Chapter Program Professional of the Year. Hickey began working at the club since she was age 15, and in 2019 she was promoted to Aquatics Director, said Renee Gaudette, Executive Director of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. During the pandemic, Hickey was able to maintain a robust aquatics program.

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Funds 4 Teen Positions with Grant from Attorney General’s Office

The Watertown Boys & Girls Club was one of more than 70 organizations statewide to receive funds from the Attorney General’s office aimed at funding summer jobs for young people. Attorney General Maura Healey announced on July 21 that the Boys & Girls Club would be receiving money from the Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Grant Program. The club will receive $2,500, according to a spokesperson from the AG’s Office. The grant allowed the Watertown Boys & Girls Club to fund four positions for teens with health and wellness components including swim instructors and camp counselors, according to Mary Kern, grant writer for the Club. “This grant fits perfectly into our mission of serving ‘those who need us most.’

Watertown Boys & Girls Club Fund Raising Golf Tournament Honors Founding Member

Golfers who participated in the 2020 Stephen Mugar Memorial Golf Tournament, which benefits the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. The Watertown Boys & Girls Club announced that registration is open for the 44th Annual Stephen P. Mugar Memorial Golf Tournament:

Watertown Boys & Girls Club will host their annual golf tournament on Monday, August 9, 2021 at the Oakley Country Club. The tournament honors one of the Club’s original founding members, Stephen Mugar. His children and grandchildren generously perpetuate his legacy by sponsoring this annual event. The Mugar Family will match the tournament’s net profits up to $80,000, thus making this the largest annual fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Club, accounting for nearly 30% of the Club’s yearly revenue.

Watertown Community Foundation Gets Biggest Grant Ever, Using it to Support 3 Organizations

The Watertown Community Foundation will help three local organizations with grants over $100,000 after the foundation received the largest grant in its history. The money will go to Metro West Collaborative Development, Watertown Boys & Girls Club, and Wayside Youth and Family Support Network. The funds came to the Watertown Community Foundation in a grant from the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development Community Foundations Grant Program for COVID-19 Relief. “This $400,000 grant is the largest single grant that our foundation has ever received,” said WCF co-president Darshna Varia. “We have been able to distribute the funds quickly and directly to where they are needed most.