BOSTON – Calling all little leaguers! Grab your bat and glove and take a swing at cancer by joining the Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Extra Innings to help support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
The program, now in its 28th year, provides little leaguers of New England with the opportunity to continue to play baseball or 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.
“Young baseball and softball players from New England are encouraged to participate in the Jimmy Fund Little League program,” said 2014 Jimmy Fund Co-Captain and Red Sox catcher David Ross. “These young players get to show their love of the game, learn the value of teamwork, and raise funds for cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute,” added Jimmy Fund Co-Captain and Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks.
Last summer, more than 5,000 children throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire participated and raised more than $215,000. To learn more about how to help strike out cancer with the Jimmy Fund Little League Program, visit www.jimmyfund.org/littleleague.
About The Jimmy Fund
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. The Jimmy Fund is the official charity of the Boston Red Sox, the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass 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/thejimmyfundand on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.
About Extra Innings
Founded in 1996 and based in Middleton, MA, Extra Innings provides practice facilities, professional instruction, and a nationally recognized Pro Shop to athletes of all ages and ability levels. The Extra Innings Franchise Company is committed to providing these same opportunities and services to athletes across the country with its franchise initiative. For more information about our facilities and to find a location near you, visit www.extrainnings.us.