Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South Raises $350,000 Through 2022 Shields Health Care Group Golf Tournament

Taunton, MA (June 22nd, 2022) – On Tuesday, June 21st, Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South (BGCMS) held its 2022 Golf Tournament in partnership with Shields Health Care Group at Pinehills Golf Club in Plymouth, MA. The tournament is held each June in support of the organization’s mission to nurture strong minds, healthy bodies, and community spirit through youth-driven, high-impact programs in safe and fun environments.


More than 100 sponsors and nearly 300 golfers enjoyed an action-packed day of golf, contests, raffles, a silent auction, cocktail reception, awards ceremony, and more as part of the milestone golf outing which raised more than $350,000 to support the Clubs’ core programming aimed at promoting Academic Success, Health Lifestyles, and Character & Leadership Development for your ages 5-18.  The fun-filled and sold-out day of golfing for good was a wonderful way to come together and kick off the summer season, in the celebration of partnership and youth advocacy – which would not be possible without the generosity of Shields Health Care Group.


“Our annual golf tournament sponsored by Shields supports our Clubs’ most vital programs and ensures that we’re able to continue serving all youth in our community,” said Monica Lombardo, Vice President and Chief Advancement Officer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South. “The Shields Family has been a staple presence of our Club community for over 30 years, and our 26-year partnership through this tournament means so much to not only our organization, but to each and every Club Kid we serve who will benefit from the support.”


As the Brockton and Taunton Boys & Girls Clubs merged in 2019 to form Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South, the Shields Family and Shields Health Care Group have continued to be one of the organization’s most steadfast partners, with support for the Brockton Club extending back over 30 years ago to the Club’s founding in 1990. The partnership is instrumental in the Clubs’ ability to continue serving over 2,500 youth served annually in both their Brockton and Taunton Clubhouses, as well as their Camp Riverside summer camp location in Taunton. To-date, the 26 annual tournaments have raised almost $4 million towards building great futures at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South.


“It is heartwarming to see the hope and joy that your efforts have created,” said Peter Ferrari, President of Shields Health Care Group, to sponsors in attendance at the event. “I want to thank the board, the leadership, and the staff at Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South who work tirelessly to put this great event together each year and for the tremendous good they do in our community by providing safe and enriching environments to nurture hundreds of kids every single day.”


In 2021, at the special 25th anniversary of this golf tournament, President & CEO, Derek Heim, announced that BGCMS will launch a new program in honor of the Shields family’s commitment to the organization. The Tom & Mary Shields Club Scholars Program is a college success program that awards a $10,000 college scholarship to one Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South 8th grader each year. BGCMS then provides academic, professional, and social support to the student for the next eight years to ensure they graduate from college with as little debt as possible, equipped to enter the workforce, as well as access to a family of resources for years to come.


The golf outing is presented annually by Shields Health Care Group and this year’s tournament was supported by an impressive group of lead sponsors including Bourne’s Auto Center, Connors Family Office, Consigli Construction, NFP, Smith, Costello & Crawford, Suffolk Construction, and UMASS Memorial Ventures.


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Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South (BGCMS) was formed in 2019 through the merger of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton (founded in 1990) and the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton (founded in 1902) and serves more than 2,000 boys and girls ages 4-18 each year. Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro South’s high-impact out-of-school-time enrichment programs help kids establish positive peer and adult relationships, succeed in school, lead healthy lifestyles, develop good character and leadership skills, and so much more. Visit to learn why “GREAT FUTURES START HERE!”