Oct. 31, 2011
BOSTON, Mass. - Over the weekend, the entire 2011-12 UMass Boston men's basketball team traveled to Nantucket, Mass. to spend some time at the local Boys and Girls Club. With head coach Charlie Titus leading the group, the children of the Boys and Girls Club got one-on-one coaching from Coach Titus and his staff as well as from every member of the men's basketball team.
Now in their 10th year of working with the Boys and Girls Club, UMass men's basketball has become a fixture not only in Nantucket, but in the entire city of Boston. Their continued support for the community has made them one of the most recognizable programs around.
Even with the threat of severe weather in the forecast, over 100 children came out to work with the Beacons in what turned out to be great time had by all. Players spent time working and talking with each child and also signed autographs after the event was over.
Since 1945, the Nantucket Boys & Girls Club has been helping kids succeed. The Club is a caring, creative resource. They offer kids challenge balanced with encouragement and praise...room for growth grounded in a sense of security and connections...and opportunities for individual expression reinforced with validation and support. The Club is a place where young people come to learn, do homework, develop social skills, express themselves creatively, and participate in sports.
Men's basketball will begin their 2011-12 season on Wednesday, November 16 at 7 p.m. when they host Ramapo College in the Clark Athletic Center.