Join the group Ice Bucket Challenge for SHIFSTRONG – Saturday at Summer Nights

by beth on August 21, 2018

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Above: A fundraiser for ALS in honor of a Town Selectman asks residents to Bring Your Own Bucket and buy admission to their icy “Dump Zone”. (image cropped from Facebook)

This Saturday, friends of Brian Shifrin and his family are asking the community to show their support for their fight against ALS. The public is invited to join a group event version of the “Ice Bucket Challenge”.

Participants will help raise money for ALS One*. In exchange, they get to share an icy bond. They will also be entered in a raffle for special Red Sox tickets:

Anyone bringing a bucket and donations will have their name entered into a raffle for 4 Boston Red Sox Tickets – admittance into Fenway 2 hours prior to game time with a VIP TOUR that goes down onto the field during batting practice!!!! A picture with WALLY is almost guaranteed!!!

The big splash will take place this Saturday, August 25th, 6:00 pm at Southborough’s Summer Nights festival.

(If you are somehow unfamiliar – “Summer Nights” is on Neary School’s fields at 53 Parkerville Road. Admission to the festival is free. Read more about that here.)

A public Facebook event invites:

To mark the 15th Annual SSN – we invite you and your family to JOIN US – as we have our Ice Bucket Challenge: Pete Frates and the Fight against ALS
1st ANNUAL ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE in HONOR of our FRIEND and COMMUNITY ADVOCATE and CHILDREN’S FAVORITE BASEBALL COACH AND MENTOR Brian Shifrin.

There is a link below to MAKE A $5 DONATION for a #SHIFSTRONG WRISTBAND – The wristband will get you a spot in our SOUTHBOROUGH ICE BUCKET DUMP ZONE!!!

A BUCKET FILLED WITH ICE AND WATER TO BE LIFTED UP OVER YOUR HEAD SIMULTANEOUSLY with EVERY OTHER FEARLESS SOUTHBOROUGH MOM – DAD – FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR hoping to FIND A CURE for this horrible debilitating disease.

We usually tell you pack a lawn chair and blanket so that you have a comfy spot to watch the fireworks and listen to the band – or just sit and enjoy catching up with friends while the kids run around and enjoy all of the festivities and making memories with their friends.

This year – we say B.Y.O.B.!!! (Bring your own BUCKET!!) If you want to make a BIG SPLASH – Bring yourself a BIG BUCKET!! and feel free to fill it with DONATIONS!! ALL DONATIONS will go DIRECTLY to ALS ONE!!!

You can read more here. To pre-register, or donate in lieu of attending, click here.

*ALS One is “an unprecedented partnership of world leaders in ALS research and care from Massachusetts General Hospital, UMass Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, ALS Therapy Development Institute, and Compassionate Care ALS. Together, they have joined forces on a shared Science Plan and have committed, with proper funding, to finding a treatment or cure for ALS by the year 2020, while improving the care now for those currently battling ALS.”

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