Free Fit Kits Now Available For Loan At Ten Bcyf Community Centers
Free Loaner Kits Are Loaded With Equipment And Ready For Fun!
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For Immediate Release
July 13, 2012
Released By:
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
For More Information Contact:
Sandy Holden

Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to announce new “Fit Kits” available for loan now from ten BCYF community centers.

“As Mayor, I want all of our young people to have a fun, healthy, and safe summer experience,” said Mayor Menino.  “There are free or affordable programs in every neighborhood this summer and I am pleased to offer these new Fit Kits as another option for our families.”

The BCYF Fit Kids are new this summer and provide families and community members with the opportunity to borrow a mesh bag filled with sports equipment to play a number of games and activities.  The complete kit includes three hula hoops, one Frisbee, one football, one kickball, one basketball, one soccer ball, one stop watch, 12 flag football belts with flags, 12 cones, four jump ropes, two double-dutch ropes, one wiffle ball bat, three wiffle balls, one set of bases, six beanbags and one activity booklet which contains simple instructions for each game.  All or parts of the kit can be signed out.

“We really want to create ease of access for our families to join together in fitness and healthy activities,” said Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services and Executive Director of BCYF.  “These Fit Kits allow families to enjoy healthy activities anywhere in the City.”

Anyone over the age of 18 can sign out a Fit Kit for FREE by visiting one of the BCYF community centers listed below and filling out a simple check-out form.  Fit Kits should be returned within 24 hours of check-out.


Fit Kits are available NOW at:

 BCYF Archdale Community Center      125 Brookway Road, Roslindale           617-635-5256

BCYF Cleveland Community Center    11 Charles Street, Dorchester    617-635-5141

BCYF Gallivan Community Center        61 Woodruff Way, Mattapan        617-635-5252

BCYF Hennigan Community Center     200 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain 617-635-5198

BCYF Hyde Park Community Center   1179 River Street, Hyde Park      617-635-5178

BCYF Orient Heights Comm. Center    86 Boardman Street, East Boston 617-635-5120

BCYF Perkins Community Center         155 Talbot Avenue, Dorchester 617-635-5146

BCYF Quincy Community Center           885 Washington Street, Boston 617-635-5129

BCYF Shelburne Community Center   2730 Washington Street, Roxbury617-635-5213

BCYF Tynan Community Center            650 East 4th Street, So Boston  617-635-5110


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