WILMINGTON, MA — For the fourth straight year, the Wilmington Rotary Club will be hosting an Ice Bucket Challenge at Rotary Park, with all proceeds going to the Angel Fund. The last three years, the Club has raised over $11,000 total to donate to the Angel Fund to support research the cure ALS,
This year, Rotary is also having an online Facebook auction. With all proceeds going to the Angel Fund, please bid on two Red Sox tickets to their Monday, August 20 game against the Cleveland Indians. First pitch is at 7:10. The seats are third base grandstand (Section 24, Row 9, seats 9 and 10). Also included is a $50.00 gift certificate to the Red Sox Souvenir Shop, and a $50.00 gift certificate to Eastern Standard, a restaurant just five minutes from Fenway Park. This package is worth hundreds, so get your bid in by either calling “Scooter” Cunningham at 978 944-0155, or by commenting on this Facebook post.
Rotary is hoping to make this year’s event even bigger than last year’s and would love your help to bring people together and to raise funds for research to find a cure for the terrible disease of A.L.S. (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). It will be taking place on Saturday, August 18 at 10:00 a.m. at Rotary Park.
- Send a donation of any amount to Wilmington Rotary Club at P.O. Box 503, Wilmington, MA 01887.
- Contact people you know — your child’s coaches, teachers, tutors, etc.
- Spread the word; the bigger the crowd the larger the impact.
Athletic Director TIm Alberts has committed many of the high school fall teams to attending and participating. Come meet some of the local athletes!
Rotary is also soliciting corporate donations. All businesses sponsoring $200 will have a sign that they provide prominently displayed during the ice bucket challenge event.
All donations will go to the Angel Fund for A.L.S. research.
Please call organizer Mike Burns (508-574-7897) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions, thoughts, or suggestions.
(NOTE: The above press release is from the Wilmington Rotary Club.)
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