SLAMDiabetes Wiffle Ball Tourney to Benefit JDRF, DRI, Joslin and Barton Diabetes Centers

SLAMDiabetes™ will host a 12-team tournament with players from across the north eastern region. Proceeds will increase public awareness of Type 1 diabetes, fund diabetes camp scholarships for kids, and support research for a cure.
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June 13, 2011 - PRLog -- •Saturday, June 25th at 9am  Little Fenway in Essex, VT will host SLAMDiabetes' inaugural event.
9am first pitch and 12noon opening ceremonies

A unique 1/4th scale replica of Boston’s Fenway Park, Little Fenway has become THE go-to place for several major charity fund-raising tournaments.  To date, over $1.2 million has been raised there, $350,000 by the Travis Roy Foundation in one weekend last year.  Essex, VT is approximately a 6 hour drive from New York City, 3 ½ hours from Boston and easily accessible by commuter flights from Boston, New York and Chicago.

•Celebrity attendees include former Boston Red Sox pitcher, Bill Lee, intended participation by award-winning actor, Luis Guzmán (Traffic, Magnolia, and HBO’s Oz), and local late night favorite, Tim Kavanagh (Late Night Saturday with Tim Kavanagh).

•Auction items include signed items and Red Sox tickets from both Sam Fuld (Tampa Bay Devil Rays) and Brandon Morrow (Toronto Blue Jays), signed items from Phil Southerland (Team Type 1 cycling) and a 2 day trip to New York City including airfare, hotel & Broadway tickets.

•Event sponsors include Zevia (Natural Diet Soda), Insulet Corporation (makers of the OmniPod insulin pump), EHR Integrated and locally: Engelberth Construction, Creative Labels of Vermont, Crystal Rock Water, Bullrock Corporation, and All For A Cure LLC.  

•Teams are comprised of players from across the east coast and as far away as Jacksonville, FL, including a team from the Barton Center for Diabetes Education in MA. Official Wiffle Ball rules, equipment and umpiring will be utilized.

SLAMDiabetes™ is the brand developed by founders, Jeff and Natalie Kolok, to increase public awareness of Type 1 diabetes, fund diabetes camp scholarships for kids, and support research for a cure.

Don’t miss this competitive yet fun and fulfilling day and help SLAM diabetes once and for all!

Photo and video clips will be available following the event.

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