Tickets on sale for Wareham Boys & Girls Club's largest fundraiser of the year

Buoys & Gulls Gala set for June 15
By Meghan Neely | Jun 08, 2018
Photo by: Lydia Goerner Boys & Girls Club members demonstrate their drumming skills at last year's gala.

The Boys & Girls Club of Wareham is gearing up for the 7th annual gala fundraiser on June 15.

Formerly known as the Kukoo Gala, it’s the biggest fundraising event the club has, raising approximately $35,000 each year.

The money helps to sponsor after-school programs for children ages 7 to 14. It also helps to buy new equipment and support the day-to-day functions of the club.

“We’ve been able to do a lot because of this gala,” said Wareham Club Director Kenny Fontes. “And I’m excited to see it come back every year.”

This year, the gala is hoping to make some waves with its new nautical name “Buoys & Gulls.” The name was chosen by Fontes, though he admitted it started as a bit of a joke.

“I said it at one of our meetings without thinking, really,” Fontes said. “But as time went on, it just sorta stuck.”

When the gala started seven years ago, the club raised money by auctioning off decorated birdhouses in keeping with the “kukoo” theme. This year, auction prizes run the gamut from Red Sox tickets to a free stay in Suffolk, England.

“We have a lot of neat stuff,” Fontes said. “And we’re hoping to raise a lot of money.”

The event will be held at the Kittansett Club in Marion and feature live music from K.G. Express as well as a buffet-style dinner. Tables for eight and 10 people are available.

“Tickets are a $100 per person,” Fontes said. “But all the money we raise goes directly to the Wareham Club.”

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