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Mayor Martin J. Walsh Lends His Support to BCYF HubNob

October 28, 2014

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be on hand on Monday, November 10th at the House of Blues Boston to Co-Chair “HubNob,” an annual fundraiser for Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency.

“A tremendous number of families and children in the City of Boston rely on BCYF,” said Mayor Walsh.  “HubNob is critical in raising funds to support BCYF’s programs and activities which are among the most affordable in the City.” 

HubNob is the annual signature event of the Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families. This four-year old event is quickly establishing itself as one of Boston's must attend events of the year due to the delicious food, fun crowd, live music, and unique silent auction and raffle items. The theme for this year's event is “Boston’s Best Kept Secret” and highlights BCYF's programs and facilities in an effort to make more people aware of all BCYF offers.  While supporting a great cause, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy food prepared by neighborhood restaurants including Pastoral, Ashmont Grill, Tico, Himalayan Bisto, JP Seafood, Stella, House of Blues, Jacob Wirth, Sophia's Grotto, Boston Big Easy and BGood.  There will also be unique silent auction items, great raffle prizes and music provided by Soul City. 

“All the money raised through HubNob goes directly back to programs that reach the families who need the services the most,” said Christopher Byner, Interim Executive Director of BCYF.  “With a BCYF community center in nearly every neighborhood, there is no organization who works with more people across all neighborhoods of the City than BCYF.”

Major sponsors of HubNob to date include: Boston Children’s Hospital; John Hancock; SUPERTours; The Robert and Dana Smith Family Foundation; Reebok and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts.  Clear Channel Outdoor has provided in-kind support through HubNob billboards in key locations in Boston and Pretty Instant will be on hand engaging participants and taking fun photos they can leave the event with.

Each of BCYF’s 29 community centers, 17 pools and 1 beach offer a variety of educational, recreational and social programming for people of all ages.  Through the support of volunteers, local advisory councils, and many community partners, BCYF centers’ programs reflect the needs and interests of

Boston’s neighborhoods.  Proceeds from HubNob 2014 will be used to support BCYF’s teen and girls-only-time programming which will include AdventureGirls, a new program for urban girls ages 11 and older to explore new outdoor activities and the renovation of five BCYF Teen Centers into fresh and modern spaces teens can go to study, participate in teen programming and engage with other teens.  Expected to join the Mayor, Lorrie Higgins and Chris Byner will be a host of local notables including Kennedy Elsey of MIX 104.1’s Karson & Kennedy morning show who will serve as the HubNob M.C.  For information about HubNob visit HubNobBoston.com.