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Mayor Marty Walsh lends his support to BCYF HubNob

November 2, 2015

Mayor Martin J. Walsh will be on hand on Tuesday, November 10, 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.

“BCYF centers are the hubs of the neighborhoods and do so much for our city,” said Mayor Walsh.  “From reaching out to at risk youth through our Streetworker Program to helping special needs Bostonians at Camp Joy, to providing affordable and accessible programming to the people of our city, BCYF deserves our support.” 

HubNob is the annual signature event of the Foundation for Boston Centers for Youth & Families. The theme for this year's HubNob is “On The Road to Success With BCYF.” Serving over 2,500 individuals a day, BCYF community centers are a steadfast institution in Boston’s neighborhoods and an important stop for children and families “on the road to success.” With a wide range of affordable, enriching programs, and activities for individuals of all ages, BCYF is truly paving the way to opportunity for Boston’s youth and families.

This five-year old event quickly established itself as one of Boston's must attend events due to the delicious food, fun crowd, live music by Soul City Band, and unique silent auction and raffle items. While supporting a great cause, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy food prepared by neighborhood restaurants including Chicken and Rice guys, House of Blues, Pastoral, Savin Bar & Kitchen, Sophia's Grotto, Ducali Pizzaria & Bar, Bella Luna & The Milky Way, Brahmin, 224 Boston Street, Maná Escondido Cafém Crave Boston and Restaurante Cesarias.  VIP guests will enjoy music by Boston’s own, Lisa Bello, and food provided by Devlin's Bistro and Pikalo Boston.

“BCYF would not be able to offer such a broad range of dynamic, affordable programming and events to Boston families without the funds raised through HubNob,” said Christopher Byner, Interim Executive Director of BCYF.  “60,000 people visit BCYF centers every year and count on us to offer the services and support they need.”

Major sponsors of HubNob to date include: Partners HealthCare, Brigham and Women’s Health Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, John Hancock, Comcast and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center.  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 that can be emailed to them.

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 2015 will be used to continue to create new opportunities for Boston’s teens at BCYF community centers and engaging programs that help teens learn new skills, develop new interests, and interact with caring mentors. Funds will also be used to expand girls-only programming and to support BCYF aquatics programs which are some of the most popular offerings at BCYF including the annual swim league which involves over 300 youth each year.

Expected to join the Mayor and Chris Byner, will be a host of local notables including Jenny Johnson, co-host of NESN’s Dining Playbook, who will serve as the HubNob VIP M.C. and Jose Masso, host of ¡Con Salsa!, who will be the Main Event MC.  For information about HubNob, visit HubNobBoston.com.