FRAMINGHAM – The Boston Scientific Fit For A Cause Challenge in partnership with the Boston Celtics unveiled a new Teen Center for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest (BGCMW) in Framingham. Fit For A Cause challenges Boston Scientific employees increase their physical activity, while having the opportunity to improve their communities with a “pay it forward” prize.
This year’s winning team represented the Framingham Clubhouse which chose to revamp their Teen Center with new STEM equipment. This renovation gives local teens increased access to technology to explore and reach their full potential.
The outdated Teen Center was refurbished with comfortable furniture and technology including iPads and laptops, TVs, and a digital camera. The teens are most excited about playing around with the electronic drum set, virtual reality headset, and gaming console. This reinvented space gives teens a place to interact, collaborate, and relax thanks to Boston Scientific and the Boston Celtics.
The new Teen Center was unveiled at the Framingham Clubhouse on Thursday, April 29th. Framingham teens were joined by Celtics player Tremont Waters, Celtics Mascot Lucky, and Boston Scientific employees via Zoom.
“With COVID, it’s been a really hard year for our community and for our kids,” said Tammi Pudlo, Club Director at the Framingham Clubhouse. “This Teen Center renovation is such a big part of moving forward, getting more teens back in our building, and giving them the resources to build great futures. We are so grateful to Boston Scientific and the Boston Celtics for their dedication to our community’s youth.”
The Teen Center officially reopens to teens on May 5 and registrations are still being accepted. For only $25 per year, local teens can enjoy all that the Club and new Teen Center has to offer. To register, visit www.bgcmetrowest.org or call 508-620-7145.
This is the fifth year that Boston Scientific has sponsored the Fit For A Cause Challenge. Previous “pay it forward” prizes also benefited the Boys and Girls Clubs of MetroWest, including renovations of the teen center in Marlborough in 2020 and a gym in Hudson in 2018.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest serves over 6,200 children and youth each year, which makes it one of the largest Boys & Girls Club organizations in Massachusetts. Our membership fee is only $25 per year. 2021 marks our 77th year of providing quality out-of-school programming for the children and youth of greater Marlborough, Hudson and Framingham. Great Futures Start Here at the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest.
Visit us online at www.bgcmetrowest.org.
In full transparency, the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest submitted the press release & the photo.