Dorchester Reporter September 20

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BGCD Members Attend Marr Family Catholic Schools Scholarship Ceremony: BGCD hosted the 27th Annual Marr Family Catholic Schools Scholarship ceremony last Thursday. 105 members were recognized totaling $100,000 in Scholarship aid. In partnership with the Archdiocese of Boston, the fund has recognized over 1,800 scholars and distributed over $1.2 million in financial assistance to BGCD members attending Catholic Schools.

The program began in 1992 with a gift from the estate of the late Daniel Marr, Jr, who helped found the Club back in 1974 with his brother Robert L. Marr. This year the fund was augmented by a Gift from Robert to ensure more deserving BGCD members were included. Our thanks to Robert L. Marr and the entire Marr Family for their continued support of our Club members and their families.

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Openings Still Available for Enrichment Programs at the Club: School is back in session and after school membership has re-opened at the Club! Be sure your child has completed all of the necessary forms and attended any required orientation sessions needed to participate.

Parents who have already attended an orientation session will only need to complete a one page re-registration sheet in order to keep their membership current.

There are still spots available for some exciting programs and enrichment classes available to our Club members this season! Openings include Baton Twirling, Boys High School Basketball, Cooking & Nutrition, Life Skills, Computer Science, and Music Therapy just to name a few! Learn more about our openings on our website at

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BGCD is Accepting Applications for Runners to Join our Team for the 2019 Boston Marathon: Charity Runners and Registered Qualified are both welcome to apply, applications are open until spots are full. Registered Qualified applications will be accepted through January.

All BGCD charity runners will receive an official entry into the 2019 Boston Marathon. All who are accepted to the team will receive: Personalized fundraising support and guidance, team BGCD swag, official race singlet, invaluable team spirit and volunteer support, opportunities for team BGCD runners to stay connected with team members and Club initiatives post-race, invitation to team kickoff event and race weekend festivities, personalized training plan with team BGCD official running coach, John Furey. Learn more or apply at

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Drop-in Membership Re-Opens
September 5
2 PM – 5:45 PM

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Service Day
September 21

Rodamn Ride for Kids
September 22