|Southie Kids Care All Girls Softball Game
Southie Kids Care is hosting the 3rd annual ALL GIRLS SOFTBALL GAME at 2pm on May 21, 2006 at M Street Park to raise funds for the new Moakley Medical Services Building at Boston Medical Center. The addition of the Moakley Building to BMC will fill a major gap in cancer care for Boston’s minority and low-income residents.
Last year we donated $3,000 for Breast Cancer research and treatment at New England Medical Center, where many South Boston women have received medical care for breast cancer. In 2004, we donated $3,200 to Dana Farber.
This is a beautiful event. Fr. Casey blesses 100 pink rosary beads, which are then distributed to the players and fans. The game is more fun than competitive, and includes girls as young as 6 to grandmothers and lots of guys who show up to man the barbeque and cheer for the players... our common goal is to support mothers, grandmothers, wives, daughters, aunts, cousins, sisters, nieces, friends, co-workers and neighbors who fight the brave fight against this disease, which seems much too prevalent here in our community.
How can you help? Well, you could play, donate a raffle item, volunteer at the event, or become a sponsor. Each year we order tee shirts with a modified Southie Kids Care logo on the front, and the list of generous sponsors on the back.
This year, we ordered long sleeved baseball-style shirts with green sleeves and our logo on the front. Sponsor names will be looped on the back in the shape of the pink breast cancer ribbon. Sponsor donations enable us to purchase the shirts, which we will sell at the game. We must receive your form or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 2nd to have the shirts printed in time for the event. Players can sign up on the day of the event or pre-register via email at Southiekidscare@hotmail.com. Registration cost is $25 which is a donation to the Moakley Medical Building.
We appreciate the community support of this extremely important cause and look forward to seeing many players and spectators at the event.