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WELKER STEPS UP With close ties to youngsters in his charitable Wes Welker Foundation, the connection between Welker, the Patriots superstar, and a quality youth facility like the Haverhill Boys and Girls Club would be a perfect fit. The Haverhill Boys and Girls Club currently: Services an average of 218 members on a daily basis, most from the inner city. Offers daily programs including homework help, a technology center, arts and crafts, physical fitness, snacks, a teen center, game room and an after-school science program. In addition, the club runs leagues or instruction in basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, cheerleading, dance and ballet.