BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF MIDDLESEX COUNTY SPONSORS FUNDRAISER PUMPKIN GLOW

October 10, 2012

Kendall Square Corporate Pumpkin Carving Challenge

BOSTON, MASS., (October 10, 2012) – The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County is holding a Pumpkin Glow in Kendall Square on October 18, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Carved pumpkins created by corporate challenge teams from Cambridge will be lit at approximately 6:15 p.m. in the North Plaza – 300 Athenaeum Street – of Kendall Square, Cambridge.

Residents from Cambridge and surrounding communities are encouraged to come out and see the amazing array of carved and illuminated pumpkins, and to also participate in the fun by purchasing a pumpkin to carve or decorate on-site with their families. Carving implements and markers will be provided. Guests can also enjoy great food from Redbones Barbeque along with a cold beverage in the Kendall Square Beer Garden. Live music will be provided by Zac Mac.

Sponsors to date include BioMed Realty, Amgen, Eastern Bank, Pilgrim Parking, Wessling Architects, Cambridge Trust Company, United Security, Momenta Pharmaceuticals, Alexandria Real Estate Equities, DTZ, a UGL Company, Watermark Cambridge Apartments, Atlantic Elevators, Valley Crest Landscaping, and Redbones Barbeque.

“This is going to be a fun event for the whole family, with pumpkin carving or decorating, kids’ activities, plenty of great barbeque and music,” commented Tracy Perrelle, regional director, East Coast Property Management. “All funds raised will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County which includes clubs in Cambridge, Medford, Somerville, and Everett. More than 1,500 children are served every year in after-school programs, athletics and recreation opportunities, and skills building in health, arts, music, education and career.”

About Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County is an independent 501c3 organization with Clubs in Medford, Cambridge, Somerville and Everett .Its mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as caring, productive and responsible citizens. Clubhouses are designed and operated to provide a safe, supportive haven during out-of-school time that fosters academic, creative, leadership, and health-minded skills in youth during critical periods of their growth. Each year, more than 1,500 youth build supportive relationships with adult mentors, participate in goal-oriented, life enhancing programs, receive educational support, and benefit from meaningful BGCMC collaborations and partnerships. These resources along with shared knowledge and experiences benefit the Club’s youth and communities.

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