Gillette Teams Up with Basketball Legend Robert Parish to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

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Gillette Teams Up with Basketball Legend Robert Parish to Support Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Robert "The Chief" Parish supports Club's updated Passport to Manhood program sponsored by Gillette

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Gillette® (NYS: PG) teamed up yesterday with basketball legend and Hall of Famer Robert "The Chief" Parish in support of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston during an exciting day of inspiration, mentorship, and grooming fun. Gillette is proud to have worked with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) to update its Passport to Manhood program, which promotes and teaches responsibility to Club boys as they begin their journey into adulthood, by working together to help build the next generation of great men.

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Basketball legend and Hall of Famer Robert "The Chief" Parish joins youth from the Boys & Girls Club of South Boston and Gillette for the Passport to Manhood program on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. (Photo by Aynsley Floyd/Invision for Gillette/AP Images)


As an inspiring role model and supporter of the organization, Gillette and BGCA were especially excited about Parish's visit to the South Boston Club. During the event, local youth experienced the Passport to Manhood program including lessons that teach young boys how to be successful in their transition to manhood and how to give back to other youth in the community.

"I am excited to support Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and their Passport to Manhood program with Gillette," said Parish. "I spent many years in this city, so I'm honored to give back to the local community by sharing my advice with local youth as they begin a journey into adulthood - a journey in which positive role models and mentorship are so important."

"Thousands of young boys take the journey to manhood with the Boys & Girls Clubs and mature and grow through Passport to Manhood," added Elliott Wilke, Brand Manager, Gillette. "Gillette is dedicated to help further inspire and empower these youth with a great future through a great start."

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About Girls & Girls Club of Boston
Since its founding in 1893, Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) has been helping young people, especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. BGCB does this by providing: a safe haven filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs in six core program areas. The organization serves more than 15,000 young people ages 6-18 in 11 Clubs, and through Camp Harbor View and YouthConnect. BGCB is an affiliate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America and The United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley. For more information, visit BGCB.org.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,000 Clubs serve some 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native American lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.



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or
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