QUINCY, Ma. – The Boston Cannons announced today a $130,000 donation to Boston Children’s Hospital for 2019. Funds for this donation were raised through events hosted by the Cannons over the course of 2019.
The Cannons’ largest fundraiser benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital was the Cannons Fighting Cancer game, which was played on Sept. 21 versus the Dallas Rattlers. The game was both the last regular season and home game of 2019. The 2019 Cannons Fighting Cancer game was the fourth time the themed game was hosted. The annual game raises money through a season-long goals-scored pledge and through merchandise sales at the game. All funds raised during the Cannons Fighting Cancer game and the goal pledge benefited the Cancer and Blood Disorders Center at Boston Children’s Hospital.
At the Cannons Fighting Cancer game on September 21, a group of nominated fans were honored on-field for their personal impacts on the fight against cancer. These fans, called Cannons Fighting Cancer Champions, were nominated throughout the season by family, friends, fellow Cannons fans, or members of the community.
In addition to the annual Cannons Fighting Cancer game benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital, the Cannons hosted the fifth annual Boston Cannons Foundation Charity Golf Outing on September 30 at Cohasset Golf Club. The tournament featured a raffle, cocktail reception, award ceremony, and a Boston Children’s Hospital patient speaker.
On October 12, the Cannons hosted the inaugural Beantown Lax Showdown, a round-robin tournament featuring the Babson College, Bentley University and Western New England University’s men’s lacrosse programs. The three teams each played two games at Veterans Memorial Stadium, with proceeds benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital.
Finally, the Boston Cannons hosted a Networking Happy Hour in the front office in Quincy, MA, on November 6. The Cannons invited sponsors, colleagues and brand partners to attend the event, which featured a 2019 season recap and 2020 sneak-peak by Cannons President Ian Frenette, appearances by Cannons players Nick Marrocco and James Fahey, a raffle, and more. The event also featured a Reed’s Ginger Beer Moscow Mule Bar and a full bar sponsored by Nantucket Natural Blends Vodka. The food was provided by Victory Point-Marina Bay.
The Boston Cannons look forward to hosting events throughout 2020 benefiting Boston Children’s Hospital and continuing our commitment to the world’s No. 1 children’s hospital.