“You’re at Gillette, you’re down here among excellence. You look up and see the banners, and so to be able to run out on here as a kid, it has to be an experience like no other”
– Tommy Vaughn, Senior Vice President of Bank of America
BGCB youth gaining essential skills
Sports have an incredible power to inspire and bring people together. This was evident on a special day at Gillette Stadium, where 40 Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston members participated in the Play it Forward football clinic, hosted by Bank of America and the New England Patriots. Not only did they get to run drills on the same field as their heroes, but they also received inspiration that will stay with them for a lifetime.
The Play it Forward football clinic focused on fundamentals of the game and life skills. Patriots’ legend Kevin Faulk spoke to BGCB members, sharing stories from his decorated career and emphasizing values like anticipation, focus and resiliency. He was joined by former teammate Matt Chatham, as the two NFL veterans mentored and motivated the next generation. The kids got the full Gillette Stadium experience, touring special member-only areas of the stadium, the visiting team’s locker room, and went home with special gifts.
Jordan and Yawkey Club members
BGCB youth participants and coaches