As a young boy, Jim Logullo remembers spending his weekends at the Jackson Street Boys Club. Every Saturday he’d make his way down to the Club, excited to play games in the gym and hang out with friends. While he was in high school, the Clarence Fraim club was built, an even closer location to his neighborhood near Canby Park. “After that, if I wasn’t doing extra curricular's or sports as school, I was at the Club” Jim says. During his time at Clarence Fraim he participated in sports, volunteered as a referee for games, and worked part-time in various positions throughout the club. Jim recalls the intramural sports teams and activities making the Club a fun place to be. “What stands out most is the socialization. I met kids of all different ethnicities and from different family homes. It taught me that everyone has a different background, but had one thing in common, they were having fun” Jim recalls.
As a Tallman Scholarship recipient, Jim was able to attend college thanks to the Club. After graduating in 1975, he returned to his roots, working full-time at the Boys’ Club of Wilmington Camp Mattahoon in Milltown, Delaware. Soon after, he went on to become the Unit Director for the Clarence Fraim Boys Club, his alma Mater. “I wouldn’t be who I am today without my time at the Club” Jim says.
Looking back, Jim says he’s thankful to the Club for teaching him to temper his thoughts and feelings while providing a safe place to go after school. “I knew a lot of kids that turned to drugs or ended up in jail because they chose a different avenue than the club. The discipline I learned at the Club prepared me for the rest of my life” he says.
Jim retired from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware in 2012 as Vice President of Development, but continues to stay involved leading the Irish Eyes and Stanley’s golf fundraisers for the Greater Wilmington and Rehoboth Clubs. Over the past 30 years, the events have collectively raised over $3,000,000.
The mentors and programs at our more than 40 locations across the state have helped to prepare thousands of Club Kids over the past 90 years for great futures. Since 1931, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Delaware has worked diligently to help kids realize their full potential to ensure that they are prepared for what lies ahead. Their stories continue to inspire and motivate others to use the skills they’ve learned at the Club to be great.
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