Stepping out from in front of the camera and to the center dodgeball line, longtime Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield supporter Lisa Gresci, along with her dodgeball squad and partners from the Power of Recovery, is squaring up for a showdown of the ages. The media pro and recovery specialists are teaming up to face the powerhouse partnership of Team Fiore & Guillaume Families, ready and hungry to take the victory and raise some much needed funds for a great cause.
“For 50 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield have helped countless children and families. The clubs have become a safe space for so many over those years, all while offering diverse learning opportunities and programs to our young people. The organization continues to expand to meet the needs of families, and as Dodging for Dollars is quickly turning into a tradition filled with laughs and good fun, the real victory is knowing the result is changing so many lives for the better,” said Lisa Gesci, reporter at 7 NEWS, WHDH-TV.
“Both of these teams have been dodging it out for years, and we are so grateful to have their continued support,” says Anthony Guardia, tournament Commissioner and Chief Development Officer. “These are very fierce competitors in a match I can’t wait to see.”
This is destined to be one of the must-watch match-ups of this year’s Dodging for Dollars tournament, which also includes competing teams from local businesses, law enforcement, families and more.
The teams will be facing off on the Stoneham Clubhouse court on Saturday, April 29th, at 2 pm. For the full Dodging Through the Decades tournament schedule, visit BGCDodgeball.com.
About Dodging for Dollars
Now in its sixth year, Dodging for Dollars is an annual dodgeball tournament hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield that invites over forty teams and 500 players to battle it out and raise funds that fuel the many programs that help youth, teens, and families build better futures.
This year’s Dodging for Dollars tournament is scheduled to take place April 23rd through May 5th on the parquet of the Club’s Stoneham location on 15 Dale Court. To participate in, or donate to, the tournament, visit BGCDodgeball.com. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield, visit Boys & Girls Clubs obgcstoneham.org or bgcwakefield.org.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham & Wakefield is a proud affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s most effective youth development organization in the United States. We are proud to work with young people from a wide range of economic, social and family circumstances, regardless of their gender, ethnic and racial background.
Our Clubs are open when kids need us most – after school, on most school holidays, and all day during the summer. Clubs offer safe places where young people can learn, grow, and succeed.