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Boys and Girls Club of Metrowest Hall of Fame Induction

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METROWEST HONOR INDUCTEES INTO HALL OF FAME Marlborough, MA –The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest will be hosting their Hall of Fame Breakfast on Thursday, May 18, 2023 at 7:30AM at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough. BGCMW will be honoring five individuals who have been committed to the Clubs – personally, professionally, and/or financially – throughout the MetroWest community. As a 79 year old institution with well-established roots in Marlborough and the surrounding communities, it is so important that the volunteers and staff who have been champions for BGCMW are celebrated. The breakfast is also celebrating BGCMW’s 2023 Youths of the Year. The Youth of the Year award is the highest honor available for current members and recognizes a member’s dedication, leadership, and academic achievement. “The Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates individuals who have dedicated their lives to supporting the Club’s mission of building great futures for youth,” said Chris Duane, President and CEO, “It is an honor to recognize these individuals and to carry on their legacy.” This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include Delma Josephson, Founder of Marlborough Girls Club; John Petrin, BGCMW Board of Director; Brent DeBraga, Alumni and former BGCMW Teen Coordinator; and Julie Horrigan, Alumni and former VP of Resource Development. In addition to the Hall of Fame inductees, one recipient will be awarded the Ron Young Memorial Award. The Ron Young Memorial Award is a lifetime achievement award given to a dedicated supporter, volunteer, or staff member who has carried on Ron’s legacy in the Club. This year’s recipient is Barbara Masterson, the Director of the Happy Hours Preschool. Barbara has been the Director for 35 years and remains steadfastly dedicated to the community’s youth. The Youth of the Year program honors current members for their outstanding achievements. These youth are on the path to building their great futures and meet the criteria to be future Hall of Fame members. The 2023 recipients for the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest Youth of Year are Nihjae Perkins from the Marlborough Clubhouse, Lucas Pessoni from the Hudson Clubhouse and Nora Steiner from the Framingham Clubhouse. Congratulations for Nihjae Perkins who was selected as 2023 Youth of the Year to represent BGCMW at a state-wide level vying for the Massachusetts Youth of the Year. Tickets are open to the public and on sale now. Visit to purchase your ticket or make a donation in recognition of an honoree. ### About Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest: The Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest has enabled community youth most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. The Clubs serve more than 3,200 youth each year across its’ three Clubhouses in Hudson, Marlborough and Framingham. The Club maintains a low membership fee of $25 per year, per child because of the generous support provided by local companies, foundations, and individuals. To learn more about, or donate to, the Boys & Girls Clubs of MetroWest visit


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