Archive for December, 2011

Fisk and Friends Celebrity Classic is once again a great success!

December 30, 2011

Carlton Fisk’s 4th annual celebrity golf tournament was held in November at The Founder’s Club in Sarasota, Florida.  Participants had an amazing time meeting the celebrity players at the pre-tournament reception and golfing with them the following day.  The tournament raised close to $40,000.00 to benefit the Suncoast Charities for Children.

Tournament host Carlton Fisk poses with his foursome

MLB Hall of Famer Jim Rice had a great time with NBA Hall of Famer John Havlicek at the course

Fisk and Friends Celebrity Golfers

Goose Gossage plays with Carlton's grandson at the post-tournament reception

Winning first place in the tournament was PGA Player Robert Gamez and his foursome.  Jim Johnson’s foursome came in second place, and Jim Rice took third with his foursome.  We hope to see everyone back again next year!

More Than Words opens new storefront

December 21, 2011

Blue Sky assisted More Than Words, a nonprofit social enterprise that empowers disadvantaged youth, with its recent opening celebration in Boston’s South End.  We wish them continued success in their work!

The new retail space is located at 242 East Berkeley Street, 2nd Floor, in Boston

 

Youth workers were on hand to share information with guests

 

Guests mingled as they perused the More Than Words stock

 

By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business, café, and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence they need to successfully transition to adulthood. In addition to store-based job training, youth are engaged in personal transition planning and case management to support their progress towards employment and education. The MTW model is premised on the belief that when at-risk youth are challenged with authentic and increasing responsibilities in a business setting, and have high expectations and a culture of support, they can and will address their personal barriers, create concrete action plans for their lives, and become thriving members of society.

Sports Legacy Institute’s 3rd Annual Impact Awards

December 14, 2011

SLI held its annual awards night on October 12, 2011 at the Boston Harbor Hotel.  This year’s award recipients were Dr. Ann McKee, Professor of Neurology and Pathology at Boston University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the CSTE, honored for her groundbreaking research in the neuropathology of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, and Kevin Turner, former fullback for the New England Patriots, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2010 and founded the Kevin Turner Foundation to support ALS research and concussion education.

The event raised nearly $100,000.00 to support SLI’s mission to advance the study, treatment and prevention of the effects of brain trauma in athletes and other at-risk groups.

This year's Impact Awards featured a full dinner - helmet centerpieces were provided by Xenith

 

SLI Co-founders Dr. Robert Cantu and Chris Nowinski pose on either side of award recipients Kevin Turner and Dr. Ann McKee

 

Guests enjoy the cocktail reception prior to dinner

 

Former NFL Player Kyle Turley entertains the crowd with his original songs

 

Paul Grant, a former NBA player who is active in SLI, displays t-shirts given to attendees

Mayo Bowl 2011 raises $65,000!

December 9, 2011

Jerod Mayo’s annual Mayo Bowl was held on September 19th and raised funds to benefit Pitching in for Kids and Boston Medical Center.

Zoltan Mesko, Rob Gronkowski and Dan Gronkowski arrive at the 2011 Mayo Bowl

Chad Ochocinco and his fiance Evelyn Lozada

Stephen Gostkowski shows off his personal bowling ball, featuring his alma mater, the University of Memphis

Pitching in for Kids presented the night's host, Jerod Mayo, with his own Patriots bowling ball

The celebrity bowlers kick off the night by bowling the first ball together

Thank you to all who came out to support this worthy cause.  We look forward to seeing you at next year’s Mayo Bowl!

Knuckler available in paperback March 6th

December 6, 2011

Tim Wakefield’s book, Knuckler, was so successful that it will be released in paperback on March 6, 2012.

Be on the look out for your copy, available at book retailers and amazon.com.