The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield is mourning their beloved former Executive Director, Ed Helminski. The Club would love for residents who may have known Ed to share their stories and memories. Please do so by visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield Facebook Page HERE.
A Memorial Service for Ed will be held sometime after Labor Day. The Boys & Girls Club will share details soon. details when we have more information.
The Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield shared this message on their Facebook Page today:
The entire BGCR family is deeply saddened at the passing of Ed Helminski, former Club Executive Director. Ed was loved by all Club members, and will always be remembered as a great friend and mentor.
Ed led the Club for over 4 decades and was instrumental in transitioning the Boys Club of Ridgefield to the Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield in the late 1980’s, allowing girls to officially become members. He played an important role in the late 1990’s in securing state funding for all CT Clubs, funding we are lucky is still in place today. He was inducted to the BGCR Hall of Fame in 2011, an honor that was well deserved.
Most importantly, he was a father figure to many who grew up in Ridgefield. The Club would not be what it is today without Ed, and his dedication to the Club and Club members, and many years of hard work and endless leadership. He will truly be missed by all.