7th Annual Dodging for Dollars DodgeBallFundraiser Raises over $56,0000 for Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield

Stoneham MA: Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is proud to
announce that the 7th Annual Dodging for Dollars fundraiser raised over $56,000
to support local youth. The dodgeball tournament held May 18th through the 30th
surpassed its fundraising goal of $50,000. This year’s fundraiser was U.S.A themed
and paid homage to 2024 being an election year.

When asked about the event, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham &
Wakefield said,“this year’s Dodging for Dollars went so well. We are so
appreciative of everyone who came to play dodgeball with us to raise money for
our kids. We absolutely love being able to host community members in our clubs
and hope they get a taste of the spirit and fun that our clubs bring to so many kids,”
says Adam Rodgers, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield. “The
money raised will go directly towards helping vulnerable families and children in
the community.” The funds raised from Dodging for Dollars will help the clubs
continue to develop innovative programs and charitable initiatives.

For the games themselves, twenty five teams participated in games throughout the
month of May. Teams ranged from luxury transportation providers, leaders in law,
healthcare professionals, local families and many more. The team that really stole
the show was Boston Chauffeur. Led by founder Mark Kini the Boston Chauffeur
team raised over $8,000 for the cause. “The Dodgeball tournament is always a lot
of fun,” says Kini. “I am a lifelong Wakefieldian and growing up we did not have a
Boys & Girls Club. I got into a lot of trouble as a younger person. The structure of
the clubs and diverse programs the club offers are making a difference in the kids

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