The Tynan Community Center staff and kids received new equipment and sports apparel from representatives for GEICO and Good Sports of Quincy, which partners with corporate sponsors in reaching out to grassroots programs in need of assistance, on March 22.
GEICO funded the donation and was represented by its legislature attorney Samantha Freedman from the Washington, D.C., office. Mike Wright, Good Sports community partnerships manager, Kayley Gallagher, Good Sports partnerships assistant, and Vaughn Pffeffer, Good Sports operations assistant, brought in and set up the presentation. Also present to view the newly-donated sports equipment and apparel was Boston’s Chief of Health and Human Services Felix Arroyo, Boston Center for Youth and Families Commissioner,Will Morales, BCYF Deputy Commissioner Mike Sulprizio, and BCYF Director of Operations Hector Alvarez.
Tynan Community Center Program Director Kathy Davis and Katie O’Connell took advantage of this opportunity, and through their diligence, secured the grant for the second time in three years. The total package valued just north of $10,000, and includes 48 scrimmage vests, floor hockey sticks, tuff ball hockey sets, goalie masks, chest protectors, hockey blockers, 48 playground balls, 20 yoga matts, 10 jump ropes, sideline markers, 24 football belts, after school play pack, 30 basketballs, 12 footballs, 12 volleyballs, 10 mini-basketballs, stop watches, indoor soccer goals, 120 youth performance crew shirts, 18 volleyball shirts, and BSN promo gym bags.
GEICO is proud to be instrumental in this endeavor.
“GEICO and Good Sorts formed a community partnership six years ago,” wrote Rick Hoagland, GEICO Regional Vice President, “in order to contribute new equipment and resources to youth sports organizations in Massachusetts. GEICO believes that supporting youth sports, including this equipment donation to the Tynan Community Center, fosters strong communities in the Commonwealth and will encourage teamwork, leadership, and perseverance.”
Michael Wright from Good Sports was happy to once again present the Tynan with this donation
“Good Sports strives to increase athletic opportunities for youth across Massachusetts-and across the country,” he said, “by providing donations of new equipment, apparel and footwear. To make these donations, we rely on the continued support of companies like GEICO who are invested in helping children in the community. The equipment provided to the Tynan Community Center will hopefully impact them for many years, and we were excited to team up with GEICO in support of such a wonderful program.”
BCYF Commissioner Will Morales spoke with the kids at the gym and knows they’ll appreciate this new equipment as time marches on.
“Thanks to Good Sports and the partnership with GEICO,” wrote Morales, “youth at the BCFY Tynan Community Center will have a whole lot of new sports equipment to enjoy as they head into their busy April school vacation week and summer season.”