(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Timothy Viall.)
Some remarkable boys and girls from Sudbury will take a swing at cancer, both on and off the field. As a part of the 2012 Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Extra Innings®, these children will be raising funds to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The program, in its 26th year, provides little leaguers of New England with the opportunity to continue to play baseball/softball after the conclusion of their regular season by participating in this local tournament and fundraising effort. These youngsters are given the opportunity to develop their athletic skills, build self-confidence, and, most importantly help others by fundraising in their local community.
Last summer, more than 5,000 children throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire took part and raised more than $250,000 for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber. This summer, young all-stars from your town will be back on the diamond working to improve their fundraising average and you can help. Support the Jimmy Fund Little League Program in your community by visiting www.jimmyfund.org/littleleague and clicking on support a team.
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge, and the Variety Children's Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.
Founded in 1996 and based in Middleton, Extra Innings provides practice facilities, professional instruction, and a nationally recognized Pro Shop to baseball and softball players of all ages and ability levels. The Extra Innings Franchise Company is committed to providing these same opportunities and services to ballplayers across the country with its franchise initiative. Additional locations are set to open this year in York, Penn., South Hadley, Mass., and Missouri City, Texas.
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