Every year, the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club chooses one member to be our Youth of the Year. This national Boys and Girls Club program recognizes and celebrates leadership, academic success, good character and civic responsibility and engagement. The BVBGC Youth of the Year Winner has the opportunity to receive a $1,000 scholarship.
If you would like to apply to be the Club’s Youth of the Year, please read through the following requirements:
The individual must be a current member of the Club; $20 membership fee and must submit a completed Youth of the Year application no later than Thursday, May 15, 2014 to the Club office. Applications are available in our Club office at 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA
The individual must plan to attend an accredited post high-school educational program or vocational program. The Scholarship will be dispersed when the winner shows completion of one semester and proof of registration of classes for a second semester. The scholarship must be used for tuition, books, and required academic fees.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online or at our Club office at 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA
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BVBGC Gates open at 6:30pm.
Show starts at 7pm with singer, songwriter Gary Palumbo from Warwick, RI
followed by New Bay Colony Band from Northbridge, MA
The show will take place rain or shine.
Please note this is a 21+ event. There will be a cash bar.
All funds raised will go towards our scholarship fund.
Thank you to Wheelabrator Technologies for sponsoring this event.
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What is Greater Worcester GIVES?
Greater Worcester GIVES is a 24-hour online giving event on May 6, 2014, providing you an opportunity to build better lives, families, and communities by making one or more charitable donations to nonprofit organizations throughout Worcester County.
Why is Greater Worcester GIVES important?
The event is important because it allows many to participate to make Worcester County better. In sponsoring and organizing the event, we at Greater Worcester Community Foundation are partnering with participating nonprofit organizations to focus individuals, families, corporations and other organizations in Worcester County on ”giving back” during one concentrated 24-hour period.
To learn more about this program and how to make your donation on May 6, 2014 to the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club visit the Greater Worcester Foundation’s Worcester GIVES link.
Dodge Ball Tournament for Middle School and High School Students on Good Friday, April 18, 2014 from 12:00-2:00pm at the Club. Pizza will be served! This is a free event! Stay for Open Gym from 2:00-6:00pm.
This program is for beginner players and takes place on Saturdays from 12:30 to 1:30pm starting March 29th through May 17th. Boys and girls in grades K, 1st and 2nd are encouraged to participate especially if planning to register for our 2014 Fall Street Hockey program. The fee is $40 per player. Children will be taught to control the ball with their stick, passing, shooting on goal and rules of the game with no game situations. This program will meet during April Vacation.
This program is for all levels of experience and takes place on Tuesday nights from 6:00 to 7:30pm starting April 1st through May 20th. Boys and girls in grades 4th through 8th are welcome to participate. This program is limited to 24 players and spots are filled on a first come, first serve basis. Players will be introduced to the game, taught proper ball handling, participate in basic drills to reinforce skills taught and more. The fee is $30 and all players must be a member. This program will meet during April Vacation.
This program is for all levels of experience and takes place on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:30pm starting April 3rd through May 15th. Boys and girls in 6th through 12th grade are welcome to participate. This program will offer instruction and pick-up games. The fee is $30 and all players must be a member. This program will meet during April Vacation.
This program is for boys and girls in 4th through 8th grade. It takes place on Saturdays starting April 5th through May 17th. Games are played at 10:00am or 11:00am. There will be 4 teams of 10 players and teams will be drafted by the BVBGC program staff. Games are played 5 v 5. The fee is $30 and all players must be a member. This program will meet during April Vacation.
Winter Festival Update!…
It seems the weather is not in our favor…
We are sorry to announce that we have decided to
postpone our Winter Festival, Saturday, Feburay 15th
due to the inclement weather being fore casted.
We want everyone to stay safe and not travel in the
We will advertise our new date, shortly!
We are sorry for any inconvenience
this may have caused you.
Families can now register for the Club’s Feburary Vacation Program. Children in grades K through 5 are welcome to sign-up. This program will meet Monday, February 17th through Friday, February 21st from 6:30am to 6:00pm. Members will be served breakfast, lunch and a snack. The fee is $25 per day per child and everyone must be a member. Membership fees are $20 and lasts for one year.
We are also adding additional hours for our Open Skate.
Hours of Operation for the February Vacation Break are:
Sunday, February 16th Stick Time 10:00am to 11:30am and Open Skate 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, February 17th 12:00-5:00pm
Tuesday, February 18th, 12:00-5:00pm
Wednesday, February 19th, 12:00-5:00pm and Stick Time, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Thursday, February 20th , 12:00pm to 9:30pm
Friday, February 21st, 12:00pm to 9:30pm
Saturday, February 22nd, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
Admission is Free for BVBGC Members.
$4 admission for non-members. $5 skate rentals.
Season passes are available for $30 for those individuals ages 21 and up. Pay $30 and your good until March of 2014. Club Memberships are available for $20 for those 20 and younger.
Limited supply of Skate Sizes ranging from kids size 12 to adult size 12
BVBGC requires a hockey helmet for game play. All other protective gear is player choice.
Calling all Hockey Players!
STICK TIME is Here!
on our Synthetic Ice!
for ages 15 and up
Sunday Mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am and Wednesday nights from 6:00 to 9:30pm.
Players must have a helmet; all other protective gear is player choice.
No black tape allowed on sticks. The Club will provide the special non-marking puck.
Admission is Free for BVBGC Members.
$4 admission for non-members. $5 skate rentals.
Season passes are available for $30 for those individuals ages 21 and up.Pay $30 and your good until March of 2014. Club Memberships are available for $20 for those 20 and younger.
Register Now for our Biddy Spring Training!
Spring Training is for boys and girls in Grades 1, 2 & 3
who would like to learn the basics of playing baseball.
This eight week season starts on
Saturday February 1st, 2014 through March 22nd, 2014
from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Children will be taught catching and throwing,batting, base running,
fielding and the basic rules of the game.
Players must bring their gloves.
Fee is $40 per player.
The Club is in the process of installing its new Synthetic Ice Surface to be ready for Ice Skating outdoors in our Youth of the Year Sports Complex. Our Complex is home to our Youth Deck Hockey Program and will be used to create new program and improve existing programs. The Synthetic Ice Surface will be used by our members where they can ice skate in freezing temperatures up to 45 degree weather. This surface is water free. This video below shows what has been accomplished in just 4 days. A new and updated video will be posted once the ice has been completely installed.
We have scheduled our 1st skate night for Saturday, December 7th at 6pm. Come Join us as we skate for the first time on our new synthetic ice surface! DJ Travis will be here!
Hours of operation will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and Sundays from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Admission for Club members is free, $4 for non-members and $5 for Skate Rentals. There will be concessions as well themed nights. Hope to see you there!!
All Boys and Girls in Grades K, 1 and 2, are welcome to register for our Biddy Basketball Program.
This eight week season meets on Saturdays starting December 7th, 2013 through January 25th, 2014.
There are two sessions: Session 1 Rookies from 12:30 to 1:30 is for the beginner player (Grades K and 1) and Session 2 Veterans from 1:30 to 2:30 is for those already completed a Rookie Session or for those in Grade 2. Children will be taught dribbling, passing, shooting, and the basic rules of the game.
The fee is $40 per player and you can register now during Club office hours: Mondays through Fridays, 10:00-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00-2:00pm.
The Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club will once again enter teams in the South Central Mass Youth Basketball League (SCMYBL) for the 2013/2014 season. Area Boy’s grades 4-8 & Girl’s 5-8 are welcomed to try out for our teams.
Try outs are at the Club, 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA – dates/times are as followed:
Saturday October 19th
5th grade Boys
Sunday October 20th
4th grade Boys
Sunday October 20th
6th grade Boys
Sunday October 20th
8th grade Boys
Wednesday October 23rd
6th grade Girls
Wednesday October 23rd
7th & 8th grade Girls
Thursday October 24th
5th grade Girls
Thursday October 24th
7th grade Boys
Please arrive 15 minutes before scheduled tryout time
Teams play in the South Central Mass Youth Basketball League www.scmybl.net
12 Week Program – Season Dec 1st – March 2nd
Games played primarily on Sundays, some possible Saturdays
Weekly practices w/team
Player Fee for the season: to be announced @ tryouts
All players must be a member/become a member of the BVBGC Membership Fee is $20 for the year
Any questions about the tryout or the league please contact Dave Scichilone, Program Director @ the Club
Join us for a night full of laughter and fun at our
Annual Comedy Night
Saturday, November 16, 2013
at the BVBGC Gymnasium, 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA
Doors open at 7pm
There will be a beer and wine cash bar, raffle prizes and good times!
Tickets are $30 and are available at our Club office.
Please note that this fundraiser is a 21+ event.
Cash, Check, VISA, MASTERCARD accepted
Featuring Comedians: Juston McKinney, Joey Carroll and Mark Scalia
from June 24th through June 30th to the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club.
On Monday, June 24, Friendly’s on Premium Outlet Boulevard in Wrentham, MA unveiled a completely refreshed appearance and updated menu to the public. The restaurant, which originally opened its doors in 2001, is one of the first locations to take part in the company’s ongoing initiative to reposition the brand and bring it back to its roots by recreating the iconic Friendly’s dining and ice cream experience.
The celebration kicked-off with a one-hour distribution of FREE sundae cups to the general public in attendance at the event, immediately followed by a visit from recently-appointed Friendly’s CEO John Maguire and Wrentham Town Clerk Carol A. Mollica, who celebrated the restaurant’s re-launch by serving guests the location’s first official scoop of ice cream. In addition, Friendly’s continued the celebration through Sunday, July 7, by offering $1.00 Happy Ending® sundaes to guests.
2013 Fall Programs
Jr. Rangers FUNdamentals – For boys and girls ages 6 to 8. This 8-week season starts on Saturdays, September 14th through November 2nd from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. 2013-2014 Biddy Sport Flyer
Street Hockey for Youth – For boys and girls in grades 2 through 8. Games nights are on Tuesday nights for Squirts (grade 2, 3, 4) and Wednesday nights for Pee Wees (grades 5, 6, 7, 8). All games are played outside on our BVBGC Street Hockey court. This 8-week Season starts the week of September 10th. Click Here to view more information.
Street Hockey for Adults: ages 16 and up. Games will be played at the BVBGC Sports Complex on Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 11:30. This 8 week season will start Sunday, September 22nd through November 10th. Sign up as a team or as an individual. Payment due upon registering. $40 per player or $400 per team. Click Here to view more information.
Field Hockey Clinic – The Worcester County United Field Hockey Clinic has teamed up with the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club to offer a field hockey clinic to our Club members. The next clinic will take place on Saturdays from 10:00am to 11:00am starting September 14th through October 19th. Boys and Girls in grades 3 through 8 are welcome to register. Click Here to view more information.
Saturday August 10, 2013 1 P.M.
New England Country Club
180 Paine Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
Enjoy 18 holes of fun filled golfing with plenty of prizes, surprises, 50/50 raffles and give-a-ways. All proceeds will go directly to the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club to benefit our youth programs.
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Sign-in at 12:00pm; Tee off at 1:00pm
Reserve your spot today by completing the Golf Pamphlet 2013 and submitting payment.
Golf Prices & Features
Single Golf Package $130.00
Foursome Golf Package $500.00
Golf Package Includes: 18 hole Championship Golf Course at New England Country Club green fees, pictures, & a cart with GPS.
Join us after the tournament for complimentary burgers & beer & wine at the
Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA
Summer Concert Celebration at the
Boys and Girls Club
Country Music Star
Heidi Newfield, Keith
Burns and Ira Dean of
Also joining the celebration is, Kathleen Regan.
The Club is celebrating their 20th anniversary by hosting a summer concert fundraiser on Saturday, July 6, 2013. The day will consist of two events – both on Club grounds at 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA.
Event One is a summer concert featuring country music star Steve Azar and Friends. Any age can attend this concert. Please note – this is a family friendly event and no alcohol will be allowed…This event will begin at 2pm to 5pm. Gates will open at 1:30pm. Adult tickets are $25 and children 12 & under are $10. Current BVBGC members are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
- Click here to buy tickets.
Event Two from 6-10pm is an After Hours 21+ Eat and Greet on the night of July 6th. Ticket price is $100 per person and includes the opportunity to socialize with Steve Azar and Friends, enjoy a full clambake dinner menu, complimentary beer & wine, silent auction plus access to Event One.
- Click Here to buy tickets – limited amount on sale.
If the above ticket links do not work, please use this web address: https://www.ticketriver.com/event/7170-steve-azar-and-friends
Steve Azar was born and raised in Greenville, Mississippi at the entrance to the Mississippi Delta. He was encouraged to head to Nashville and pursue his dream of writing and producing his own recordings.
Steve’s second studio album, “Waitin’ on Joe” came smashing on to the charts in 2002. The album, released by Universal Music Group Nashville’s Mercury Records, charted to #29 on the Top Country Albums chart. It’s lead-off single, “I Don’t Have to Be Me ‘Til Monday”, was his biggest hit at #2 nationally on the country radio charts and is one of the Top 5 most played songs of the last decade on country radio.
His next single was the title track from the record, “Waitin’ on Joe”. “Waitin’ on Joe”, became a Top 10 radio hit and reached #1 on the CMT video charts. The “Waitin’ on Joe” video featured Academy Award Winning Actor, Morgan Freeman.
In 2007, Steve was personally chosen by Bob Seger to open his U.S. tour which was ranked by Pollstar Magazine the #1 tour in America that year.
In 2009, Steve released his fourth album “Slide On Over Here”. Off of the album, the single “Sunshine” won not only critical praise, but set a record for highest charting song from a true independent label on the Billboard Activator chart. “Sunshine” also got the endorsement of country star Taylor Swift when she named the song the “Song She Loved in 2010” in People Magazine. “Sunshine” was also featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list for Christmas in 2011 and was the most requested wedding song of the year. “Sunshine” was again featured in US Weekly Magazine in June 2012 as popular celebrity wedding song.
On Memorial Day 2011, Steve released “Soldier Song” a tribute to our soldiers and their families. “Soldier Song” was chosen by Fox News Channel and used as the theme music behind their Memorial Day special on “Special Report with Bret Baier”. Steve’s album “Delta Soul: Volume I” was released in November 2011. In 2012, Steve released a track entitled “American Farmer,” which was met by rave reviews in the farming community. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the song is being donated to local chapters of the FFA.
In October 2012, moviegoers across the country will hear Steve’s single “Doin’ It Right” as the title credit track for the film “Here Comes the Boom” starring Kevin James and Salma Hayek, distributed by Sony Pictures.
Trick Pony is the well-known, platinum record selling, award winning trio made up of lead singer, guitar and harmonica player Heidi Newfield, guitar player and singer Keith Burns, and bassist/ singer Ira Dean. They formed back in 1996 and released their first self-titled album on Warner Bros Records in 2001, which went on to sell over a million records and warrant the band a Grammy nod as well as AMA and ACM Group of the year awards. They continued to make 2 more albums together spawning more hits and awards, but always paid it forward by doing many charity events and USO tours overseas.
Known for their high energy rockin’ live shows and their unique voices blending in perfect harmony.
They disbanded at the end of 2006 after 10 years of touring hard and many top 20 hits, to pursue their own creative endeavors.
Not since December of 2006 has Heidi, Keith, and Ira been on stage together. “We have always shared a deep respect for one another and made some very distinct and authentic music, and we couldn’t think of a better reason to play together again, than for our friends in Boston and the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club. We are actually quite excited to get on stage again as a trio. It will be an event to remember for sure!” said Heidi.
Kathleen Regan is an 18 year old singer/songwriter from the small town of Holliston, MA. Kathleen set her sights on a music career early on and she hasn’t stopped reaching for the stars. At the young age of 3 years old, Kathleen discovered her love for music and began performing live on stage when she was just 5. Since then, she’s been a wide-eyed eager talent. She started writing her own songs at age 10, and got her first guitar at age 13 (it only seemed like the perfect next step for an aspiring country artist)
In pursuit of her dream to become a recording star, Kathleen packed her bags and traveled across the country to Los Angeles to spend her summer vacation in an artist development program. She followed a rigorous daily routine of vocal training, songwriting, guitar lessons, recording sessions, physical training and even some yoga to stay positive and focused on her goal. She’s only 18 years old, but Kathleen is writing as if she’s been on the road for years and her sound has been compared to the likes of Jewel and Colbie Caillat. Kathleen has really been working her craft for the past 2 years when she decided to take time off after graduating high school to travel to places like LA & Nashville to work hard at what she does for the love of music. The journey so far has been nothing but exciting and the future is bright for this superstar in the making.
Message from our Board of Directors – ”Consistent success will always be more rewarding than occasional greatness”. The Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club has embraced this directive for the past 20 years to make every day at the Club, a consistent and successful positive place for kids.
To our Club Family of staff, parents, children and supporters, your support, dedication and contribution has prepared the foundation that has allowed the Club to experience so many successes in its first 20 years. Come join us this summer as we celebrate our 20th anniversary and find out what we have in store for the next 20 years.
20th Anniversary T-Shirts
Adult and Youth Sizes
Back of White Tee
“Everybody Needs a Little Sunshine”
Back of Black Tee
“I Don’t Have to Be Me (Til’ Monday”
Back of Both Tees state
“Everybody needs a little sunshine”
Signature 20th Anniversary Tee Shirts are still available
Worcester County United is teaming up with the Blackstone Valley Boys & Girls Club and offering a six-week program that focuses on the basics of field hockey! Learn the fundamentals of the sport and integrate those skills into both independent and team-based scenarios!
This program meets Saturdays starting April 13th through May 18th from 10:30-11:30am. Boys and girls in grades 3 through 8 are welcome to sign-up. Space is limited. Fee is $30 for BVBGC members; $50 for non-members, which includes a membership that is valid for 1 year.
For additional information, please contact Audra Hampsch at firstname.lastname@example.org (774-573-4964) OR the BVBGC (508-883-6363).
Register for this program by printing out the registration form and submitting it in person at the Club with payment (cash, check, Visa/Mastercard) or mail the form to the Club with a check. Checks can be made out to BVBGC.
PO BOX 283
Blackstone, MA 01504
This is a 21+ event. Beer and Wine Cash Bar.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Club, 115 Canal Street.
This fundraiser will benefit the BVBGC Scholarship fund.
Concert starts at 6:00pm until 10:00pm. Gates will open at 5:30pm.
**Raindate is set for Sunday night, May 12th, same time, same place.
Biddy Baseball Teaches the Beginning Player the Fundamentals and Skills Necessary for Baseball Development. Children Will Be Taught Catching and Throwing, Batting, Base Running, Fielding and the Rules of the Game. This 8 week session starts February 2nd through March 23rd from 12:30-1:30pm.
Fee is $40 per child. Register during our office hours. Mondays through Fridays, 10:00-6:00pm and Saturdays, 10:00-2:00pm.
February Vacation is Monday, the 18th through Friday, the 22nd.
The Club is open for this program from 7am to 6pm. We serve Breakfast, Lunch and a Snack. Fee is $25 per day per child. There is a $20 membership fee.
Please Note: We will be open Monday, February 18th, depending on a minimum of 15 members registered by Friday, February 8th.
Kindergartners through 5th grade are welcome to register.
- Buy the Boys and Girls Club sandwich of the month, Turkey Ciabatta, or dinner entree, Roast Turkey Dinner, and the 99 will automatically donate $1 to the Club.
- Add $5 to your guest check and receive a Boys and Girls Club Ninety Nine commemorative bracelet.
- Add $1, $3, or $5 to your guest check.
With every donation of $5.00, guests enter a company-wide raffle to win a “Monthly dinner for two for a year in each restaurant” which is a $50 gift card per month.
Kids Eat Free Every Sunday in October.
*Free kid’s meal is valid for child age 10 and under. Kid’s meal must
be ordered off the Kids’ Menu. Child must be present to receive the
free kid’s meal. Tax and gratuity are not included. One free kid’s meal
for every adult entrée purchased. Not valid with any other offers,
discounts or coupons.
Register Now for our Fall Youth Street Hockey League. Last day to register is Saturday, September 8th. Click here to view our Street Hockey Page
New this year**
- Adult Division for those ages 18 and up.
- Adult and Bantam/High School Division enter your team (minimum of 10, maximum of 12). Team entry fee is $400.
- Adult and Bantam/High School Division will play on our new Youth of the Year Sports Complex.
Register for our soccer program, Jr. Rangers for those boys and girls ages 6 to 8. Click here for to view the Jr. Rangers FUNdamentals flyer. Last day to register is Saturday, September 8th.
Register for our Before and After School Program. This program is for boys and girls going into grades K-5 for the 2012 school year. Bussing is only provided for Blackstone and Millville residents. Click here to view information on our School Age Program.
The Club will take registrations for their 2012-2013 School Age Program starting August 1, 2012. Children in grades K through 5th grade are welcome to attend. Registration forms are available in our Club office at 115 Canal Street, Blackstone, MA or can be dowloaded from our School Age Program webpage. Programs to choose from are our Before School Program, After School Program or our Before & After School Program. For more information, please visit our School Age Program website and view our 2012/2013 School Age Flyer.
Our annual best ball golf tournament is Saturday, August 11th at the New England Country Club in Bellingham, MA. There are Single and Foursome Golf Packages available. Tee time is 1:00pm. After the tournament, golfers are invited to attend our gathering at the Blackstone Valley Boys and Girls Club where there will be burgers and beer, wine and raffle prizes.
Come join the fun! Please call our office at 508-883-6363 and ask to speak with Sarah or Bruce.