Summer Wiffle Ball Classic
Summer Wiffle Ball Classic to benefit Boston Children’s Hospital
Summer is here! It's time to get outside and play some wiffle ball! We are so excited that you are teaming up with us to "hit it a home run" for Boston Children's Hospital!
DATE: Saturday, August 26, 2018
LOCATION: Carlson Field, Hingham
TIME: Morning games for Elementary & Middle School division/Afternoon games High School/Adult division
Create a team of 5 and choose your team captain. The captain will register the team.
Click JOIN OUR TEAM and follow prompts to register.
Once registered, you’ll receive an email from Boston Children’s. Go to your team's fundraising page to make your $125 donation to officially register in the tournament.
OPTIONAL: "Hit it out the park!” Customize your fundraising page and share it with family and friends to encourage them to support your fundraising efforts. Highest fundraising teams will receive game day perks!
After you have donated the $125 required team donation and set up your fundraising page, be sure to return to the Summer Wiffle Ball Classic webpage and complete the Tell us about your team section (names and contact information). This is the contact information we'll use to contact you with game day details.
Fun team names and creative team uniforms/spirit encouraged!
Can’t play but still want to support the cause? Choose a team or individual from the right side of the page to make a donation!
WHY WE’RE HOSTING THE SUMMER WIFFLE BALL CLASSIC:
Last year thanks to our amazing teams, sponsors and volunteers we held the first Summer Wiffle Ball Classic tournament to benefit Boston Childrens Hospital's Vascular Anomalies Center. An incredibly fun day of competition that raised over $32,000 for Boston Children's Hospital. We are thriled to be back and organizing the tournament for year 2 on August 26, 2018 in Hingham, Massachussets and we have an even bigger fundraising goal for this year.
The idea for this tournament came from 16 year old, Alex Malloy, a Hingham resident and patient at Boston Children's being treated for Gorham Stout, a rare bone disease of the lymphatic system. Alex is teaming up with Dan Ventresca, who was raised in Hingham and also treated at Boston Children's for Gorham Stout disease. Alex and Dan have a Gorham Stout connection but they also share a love of sports . So, a wiffle ball tournament is the perfect fit for a fun community event that raises awareness and funds for an important cause.
Alex and Dan have both received lifesaving medical treatment at Boston Children's for this rare disease. As such, all proceeds from the Summer Wiffle Ball Classic will again benefit the Lymphatic Anomalies Registry at Boston Children's. This registry is critical for Alex, Dan and others with Gorham Stout disease as there is not a lot of information about long-term effects and outcomes or about what the most effective treatments are. As the few patients with this disease are spread around the globe, it is very important to gather patient data in a centralized registry, with the goal of expediting clinical understanding and improving care.
"Until every child is well." This is the promise that drives every doctor, nurse, researcher and staff member at Children's. So join us again this year for a fun competition while raising $ for an amazing cause.
Let's "hit a grand slam" for Boston Children's"!
See you on the field!