Weymouth Club Cares
Weymouth Club owners Steve and Sally Goldman are passionate about giving back to the community that supports us.
Kids and Fitness: South Shore Initiatives
Weymouth Club’s Non-profit Organization for Children in Need
In 2000, Steve and Sally founded South Shore Initiative (SSI), a nonprofit organization that promotes healthy lifestyles to young people in our community.
Overweight and obesity among children is linked to physical complications (such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure) and social and emotional challenges (such as low self-esteem and depression). Children from families with limited resources and access to safe physical activities are at particular risk.* In Massachusetts, 1 in 3 children (ages 2 to 5) and 1 in 4 adolescents are overweight or obese.**
SSI’s mission is to help young people reach their full potential in fitness, sports and academics. We respond to unmet needs by connecting children to tennis instruction, fitness programs, swim team, dance team, camps and other activities.
Here’s how SSI promotes good health:
- Scholarships. Qualifying students can participate cost-free in Weymouth Club’s private or group tennis lessons, exercise programs and TFA Summer Camp.
- CORE (Challenging Obesity Through Regular Exercise). This group weight-loss program offers fun fitness activities, nutritional counseling and life skills.
- Teen Fit. Children ages 10 to 15 participate in exciting group exercise classes focusing on strength, conditioning and cardiovascular activities.
“I am writing to tell you about the awesome TFA Camp that Weymouth Club holds every summer and that both my boys have been a part of for the last 3 years. Not only [does] this program teach them things they otherwise would never learn or experience, the counselors and staff that run the camps are some of the best people I have ever come in contact with. My son TJ absolutely LOVES this camp! Whatever you are doing, keep it up. Thank you!”
-Tina Barrett Meade
“I attended the Tennis Academy at Weymouth Club the summer going into my senior year. … [I was] so excited to play with such great people and learn from such an amazing staff. … Not only did I come out of TA as a better player, but my love and passion grew even more. … Randolph girls’ tennis made it to the state tournament for the first time last year and Weymouth Club was a big factor that helped us achieve that.”
“We wanted to say thank you to all of the people who have helped my brother and I get where we are today, because it would not have been possible without them. Sally and Steve Goldman have been a very big part of our development and have helped us a lot, along with South Shore Initiative, which has been extremely supportive. The help that we have received has made it possible for me to get into Duke University, where I will be able to get a great education, and not only be able to grow as a tennis player, but also as a person.”
-Catalin and Maria Mateas