Free Fit Kits Available For Loan at Ten BCYF Community Centers
Free Loaner Kits Are Loaded With Recreation Equipment And Ready For Fun!
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For Immediate Release
June 24, 2013
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 the return of “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 Fit Kits as another option for our families.”

This year, the BCYF Fit Kits are sponsored by the Boston Public Health Commission through the Boston Moves For Health Initiative.  The kits 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 two hula hoops, one Frisbee, one football, one kickball, one basketball, one soccer ball, one stop watch, 12 flag football belts with flags, 6 cones, four jump ropes, two double-dutch ropes, one wiffle ball bat, three wiffle balls, six beanbags and one activity booklet which contains simple instructions for each game. 

“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 at:

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

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

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

BCYF Shelburne Community Center   2730 Washington Street, Roxbury        617-635-5213

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

A Fit Kit will also be available in early July when the BCYF Archdale Community Center (125 Brookway Road, Roslindale, 617-635-5256) reopens following renovation. 




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