Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass inspired more than 500 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence with his message of swim safety on Tuesday, April 15. Bass, a Louisiana native who learned to swim at age 28, told the children, “It’s a life-saving skill.” His visit was timed to encourage ages 6-9 to sign up for the free ZAC swim camp sponsored by The ZAC Foundation, which will take place from April 22-25 at the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence. The ZAC Foundation has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to bring ZAC Camps to thousands of youth nationwide. The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence was selected through a rigorous application process, based on its commitment to advancing water safety locally.
About the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence
The Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence provides a safe, after-school place for more than 3,200 youth (ages 7 to 18) to come for hot meals, homework assistance, fitness and nutrition programs, college and career planning, and lasting personal relationships. The club offers critical programs that focus on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and community involvement at two locations: the Boys & Girls Club of Lawrence at 136 Water St., and the Beacon Boys & Girls Club at 71 Duckett Ave. For more information, call Director of Development Dennis McCarthy at (978) 683-2747, ext. 118 or visit www.lawrencebgc.com.