Dorchester Reporter October 11

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Martin Richard Challenger Sports Program Kicks Off Fall Season: BGCD had a blast partnering with the Martin Richard Foundation last weekend to kick off the Martin Richard Challenger Sports Program. The program allows young people with developmental and physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of sports participation in a safe athletic environment structured to their abilities. Fall is soccer season for those participating in the program. Each week they gather at McConnell Park in Dorchester where children between the ages of 5-12 play at 10 AM and teens play at 11 AM. Special thanks to all of our “buddies” who volunteered to work one on one with each child, ensuring everyone had a great time!

To learn more about this program or other inclusive opportunities at the Club, please contact Maddie Butler at

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L.I.F.T is Seeking Families for Parenting Journey Program: The L.I.F.T program at BGCD is seeking families to help create a diverse group of mothers, fathers, grandparents and caregivers for a new group who will focus on increasing confidence, capability, and resiliency as individuals and as parents. Those involved will meet every Tuesday once a week for nine weeks. By reflecting on your own childhood, you will be able to choose what kind of parent you want to be, make positive changes, grow and create your own style of parenting – one that reflects your personal vision and values.

The program features activities, engaging group participation, a family style meal and childcare. Space is limited and registration is required by October 18, 2018. Please contact Rosa Beriguete at (617) 288-7120 or at to register.

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BGCD is Accepting Applications for Runners to Join our Team for the 2019 Boston Marathon: Charity runners and registered qualified runners are both welcome to apply, applications are open until spots are full.

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, and personalized training plan with team BGCD official running coach, John Furey. Learn more or apply at

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99 Restaurant Fundraising Month
October 1-31

Milk St. Cooking Class Begins
October 15

Camp Shriver Begins
October 20

Halloween Party
October 31

Grand Drawing Gala
November 3