About Us..

In the Spring of 2001, two neighborhood moms in Phoenix, AZ - with six sons between them - discussed their desire to teach their children the meaning and importance of "giving back" to their community.  After some research, co-founders Anne Czerwinski and Lucia Marusiak realized that there were no organized opportunities for young boys to experience the wonderful gift of sharing their time and talents to help others. For the next year, they worked on the structure and the mission of the organization.  In the Spring of 2002, boys team charity was kicked off with approximately 200 members ready to work.  Word spread, and league after league was created to satisfy the demand of like-minded parents of sons in Arizona, California, Nevada, Colorado, Texas and New York.  

As of April 2022, we have 33 leagues supporting our communities and developing our young men into future leaders. The success of  btc is felt not only by our members, but by the philanthropies we serve.  

May our btc boys realize personal growth by making a difference in others' lives.  As the co-founders said, the hope for our members is "Success and Significance." 

Mission Statement

boys team charity is dedicated to developing the altruistic spirit in young men by fostering the desire to give through participation in charitable activities that cultivate social, personal and community responsibilities.




  1. Serve the community: Develop a sense of social responsibility.
  2. Promote personal growth: Build self-esteem and a giving spirit.
  3. Strengthen family relationships: Deepen bonds with parents by working together in boys team charity.
  4. Develop leadership skills: Cultivate respect and an appreciation of others by working as team, developing leadership skills, and creating friendships.
  5. Provide educational opportunities: Provide young men with experiences that foster their community responsibilities and goals.
  6. Create life-long friendships


 Facts & Requirements

The boys team charity Pleasanton League members live In the Pleasanton, California area and is comprised of boys in the 7th through 12th grades and their parents.  Like all btc Leagues, membership is via sponsorship by current members. Members must meet annual League and service hour requirements, as well as pay annual dues, for which there is a hardship waiver available.  When attending a League event, parent members are required to accompany their member son(s). Siblings of current members who are in good standing are given "legacy" status and have priority in the membership application process; siblings who are not members may not participate in League events.  If you are interested in joining btc Pleasanton League, please use the "Contact Us" link above and we will make every effort to answer any questions you may have. 

  • *Boys are "TeamMates" and Parents are "Coaches"

  • *Our annual operating year is May 1st through April 30th

  • *New members may apply to join the btc anytime during the annual membership drive during which is usually in Spring during their 6th through 9th grade school year.  Boys are assigned to "teams" by the grade which they will enter in the fall of that membership year.

  • *In order to be eligible for membership in the Pleasanton league, prospective families must reside in the 94566 or 94588 area code.

  • *btc has three (3) General Membership meetings per year that both the boys and parent(s) should attend; two (2) are required.
  • *btc has three (3) additional grade level meetings per year that the boys only should attend; two (2) are required.
  • * Annual Philanthropy Service Hours requirements for both boys and parent(s)

              Grades 7,8 & 9.........................15 hours each

              Grades 10,11 & 12...................10 hours each

Sponsorship Information

All new members to boys team charity Pleasanton League must be sponsored by a current btc Pleasanton member in good standing.

  • Once a current member has agreed to serve as a Sponsor, he/she must submit the Intent to Sponsor Form to the VP of Membership.  The Prospective Member must then complete the New Member Application and submit by the deadline.

  • All new applicants are sorted by their appropriate class.  If there are more applicants than space, the applicants will be selected by random draw or, if necessary, placed on a waitlist.  All Prospective Member Applicants and their Sponsors will be contacted by the VP of Membership following the draw.