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  • September 21st, 2013

    September 21, 2013:
    World’s Longest Baseball Game Slated for 2nd Weekend in October

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:49 am in Baseball,Good Deeds No Comments

    On Saturday, October 12, 2013, beginning at 9:00am, at Adams Field in Quincy MA, the 10th annual 100 Innings of Baseball will begin–and continue until every last inning is played…which is about 33 hours later…

    Benefiting the Angel Fund, The World’s Longest Baseball Game consists of ballplayers from across Metro-Boston and New England who will play nonstop, all day and night, until 100 innings are completed. The contest is expected to end sometime Sunday afternoon, when it will reach the impressive 1000th inning mark…

    Started in 2004, the 100 Innings of Baseball Spectacular began as a fundraiser for Curt Schilling’s Pitch for ALS program to raise money for ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. To date, the event has raised $560,000.

    100 Innings is recruiting baseball players aged 18 to 100 to play in this charity baseball game to support ALS. Registration to play in this charity game will be $50, $100, or $200 payable online or at the field. Players are also asked to fundraise at least $10.00 per hour you intend to play…

    Sign up to play now! And go here to make donations all year round. Or, send you friends and family there to lend their support.

    For more information, please check out their website, Facebook, or, if you are in the neighborhood that weekend, please stop by and cheer them on. If I wasn’t 6 hours away, I would SO be there!

    About the Angel Fund: Dedicated to supporting ALS investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory for Neuromuscular Research, internationally recognized for its ground-breaking work in the fight against this devastating illness, the Angel Fund accomplishes this mission through fund-raising events and campaigns; acting as a conduit to the Day Lab for funds raised by associated events, and through public awareness initiatives such as direct mail programs, media relations and their website.

    The Angel Fund was established in 1997 by Ginny Delvecchio, herself an ALS patient. Ginny knew ALS all too well: both her mother and her brother had died of the same illness. Ginny’s spirit prevailed, however, and she worked tirelessly raising awareness of ALS and funds for research until the disease robbed her of the ability to do so. She died of ALS in August of 1998.

    Since Ginny’s death, the Angel Fund has attracted growing support. It is infused with the energy and commitment of people, many of them personally touched by the tragedy of ALS, who are determined to prevail against this disease.

    The Angel Fund Mission is to support research and scientific investigations at the Cecil B. Day Laboratory by raising funds through events, campaigns, foundation grants and numerous other community outreach activities, to aid in finding a cause, treatment and cure for ALS.

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