December 2nd, 2010
Yep, you heard right–There is baseball in Boston in the middle of winter–and it’s the very best kind–the kind that helps kids have a wonderful Christmas.
Hosted by the Boston Amateur Baseball Network, the 10th Annual Winterball Game is a 9-inning baseball game fundraiser played the first weekend of December, and for the 7th year in a row, the beneficiaries will be Toys for Tots and the United States Marine Corps.
To be held this Saturday, December 4, at Maplewood Park, 99 Crystal Street, Malden, MA, there are 2 Winterball games scheduled. Game 1 is for kids aged 14-17, and begins at 9:00 AM. Then, at 12:00 noon, adults 18 and older take the field, managed by Managed by Ryan Bere (of Boston Men’s Baseball League 2010 Champion Blue Jays) and Rob McDonough (of the Yawkey League 2010 Champion Somerville Alibrandis)
All are welcome, and to get on the roster, Winterball participants are required to make a toy donation to Toys for Tots. More than 100 youth and adult amateur baseball players from several local baseball leagues are expected to attend.
And, in case you were wondering, since its inception in 2001, the average game temperature has been A balmy 39 degrees. Brrr!
Even if you are not interested in playing, stop on by, cheer the players on, and bring a toy to help make a child’s Christmas merry and bright…
For more info, please check out their website…
About Toys for Tots: The mission of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted.