With the last matching gift finalized, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield are proud to announce their second Annual Dodging for Dollars event raised $42,000.00+ for Stoneham & Wakefield kids and brought together 300+ dodgeball players over 4 days.
Match ups were intense with the biggest rivalries being between Stoneham & Wakefield teams.
After Stoneham swept last year's matches, this year it was a draw. Stoneham Police & Stoneham Athletics defeated Wakefield Police & Wakefield Athletics (led by BEarFIT Training) in their respective games. But Wakefield Fire & Wakefield Leaders beat Stoneham Fire and Stoneham Leaders.
Top Wakefield fundraiser Boardwalk Real Estate Realtor John Ross, stated
"I'm happy to play and do what I can. In real estate, what people look for more than anything, is where can they raise their children. Part of that is making sure kids have a place to go after school where they can be safe, active, and continue learning. Stoneham & Wakefield has that with the Boys & Girls Clubs."
Other corporate match-ups were just as intense. Lahey Health, Brightview, and many more competed. C-4 Analytics came down to a one on one duel in an inter-departmet match-up. Staples, saw their warehouse workers unload on their opponents.
Philip Delaney, again a top fundraiser, of SDL of Wakefield stated: “SDL is a global company, we've contributed to philanthropic work in 28 countries. But I think it's special when we can come together, have fun, and benefit local kids right here in Stoneham & Wakefield”
Even families got involved. Team Getty v. Team Gatto even had Wally of the Red Sox involved. I originally got involved in hopes to expand the Boys & Girls Clubs into Wakefield. We are so fortunate that the communities of both Stoneham & Wakefield support their youth so generously. Thanks to that generosity the Clubs have grown to serve nearly 1,500 kids a year and we couldn't do that without the help of all our neighbors.” said Captain of Team Getty and Board Chairman George Getty.