The Mashpee Men’s Club 2019 annual fund drive to support the Boys and Girls Club of Cape Cod raised a total of $12,625.85, exceeding our goal of $10,000. We could not do this without the cooperation we have received each year from Roche Bros. and Mashpee Stop & Shop by allowing us to collect tax-free donations on alternate Saturdays in May and June. Since we began in 1999, with the generous support of our Mashpee neighbors, we have been able to raise over $130,000 for the B&GCCC.

This year we will award five scholarships totaling $4,500 to five B&GCCC Youth of the Year winners and over $8,125 for the club’s operating expenses. More than 150 students participate in the daily after-school programs and even more youth from nine Cape Cod towns are actively involved in the nine-week summer camp. The professionally staffed program emphasizes character and leadership development, education and career enhancement, health and life skills, the arts, and sports, fitness, and recreation. With the change in school hours in September, the club will add a before-school program.

Thank you all for helping us to fund this worthwhile organization opened in 1999 that provides basic decision-making and life skills training for children ranging in age from 6 to 18.

Frank J. Lord

Buck Island Road

West Yarmouth

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