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Longtime Springfield Boys and Girls Club Director Retires


SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) — The longtime executive director of the Springfield Boys and Girls Club is stepping down after 26 years on the job.

Gary McCarthy has spent 50 years of service with the club, the last half of his career as director.

As he leaves the job, McCarthy won’t ever forget all the kids the club has helped over these many years.

“We hear a lot of negative things about our kids today, but these kids come in these doors every day because they want to do the right thing. They want to be in the right place, a safe place, where they can learn and enjoy, and meet friends, and that’s a special kid,” says McCarthy.

McCarthy’s replacement was also introduced. She is Sarah Tsitso who has extensive experience in the non-profit field in the Springfield area.

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