Boys and Girls Club Neighborhood Initiative to Help Kids Through the Lockdown and Encourage Fitness




The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod is sponsoring a Cape-wide event to help cheer kids up while they are at home, get them out to enjoy the spring weather, and encourage fitness!  It’s called KEEP THEM HOPPING!

All homeowners  on Cape Cod have to do to brighten the day of our Cape Cod kids is get out there and draw a hopscotch board on the sidewalk in front of your house!

When the kids go out for a walk with their parents, (masks on, of course), they can stop and hop their way through all the hopscotch boards on their street!

No chalk? Don’t worry, the Boys & Girls Club has found a link with instructions on how to make chalk at home. Google it our use

“Let’s flood the Cape with hopping kids!” said Ruth Provost, Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod executive director. “Take a picture of your hopscotch board and post it on your social media, using the hashtag  #KeepThemHopping”

The Club asks  you to share this with your friends and neighbors and help to get the word out. #KeepThemHopping

The Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod opened in 1999 with huge support from the community.   It now serves 1,089 Cape Cod children and teens, ages 6-18, from anywhere on Cape Cod, providing homework assistance, mentoring, tutoring, drug & alcohol resistance programs, STEM programs, character & leadership programs, and classes and clubs in sports, recreation, mathematics, chess, and dozens of other subjects either live or in a virtual space. 27% of their members live on $20,000 a year or less, and 62% below the federal poverty standards for free or reduced lunch.  Affordable programs are vital for them and for their families.

People can access the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod’s COVID 19 Relief Fund online at   or by sending a check to the Boys & Girls Club of Cape Cod, PO Box 895, Mashpee, MA 02649.

For more information call 508-477-8845 and leave a message.

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Author: Katy Acheson

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