Friday, September 30, 2011

Bruins Tix up for grabs tomorrow!

For those of you attending Oktoberfest in West Acton (we'll be there 10-4), the "Running with Henry" event, or the Miracle League games this Saturday, you are in luck! And for those of you who aren't, you should seriously reconsider!! We are raffling off Bruins Tickets (at the games and Oktoberfest!) for Monday, December 19th at 7 pm! Who are they playing? The loathed Canadiens!  Be there to see the B's put an end to their flopping!

We have 2 tickets; Loge seats, section 8, row 24.  Face value is $79 per ticket.  And, all of the proceeds will be going to Miracle League of MA, in our quest to build a turf field!

Raffle Prices:
1 ticket      =    $2
3 tickets    =    $5
8 tickets    =    $10

We hope to see all of you out there tomorrow!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Never fear, the deets on October 1st are here!!

You've already marked your calendar for October 1st, to participate in a "Running with Henry" event at the West Acton Oktoberfest.  The "Running with Henry" program is designed to raise awareness of the Miracle League, give our athletes the chance to participate in mainstream events, and to raise money for our program!  Well now, we've got the details on the event: 

Who?  All of you, you're all invited!  Unfortuantely the event runs at the same time as our Miracle League games, but we've got enough athletes and buddies that we can do both!!  To sign up go

What? A 5K at the West Acton Oktoberfest, beginning at 10 AM. 

Where? The race begins at Gates School in Acton.

When?  The race begins at 10, but registration begins at 8.  We will be meeting at the backstop for the softball field at 9:30.

Why?  Well, besides getting fit and the general adrenaline rush that accompanies any race, you're also giving the children of Miracle League the chance to compete in a mainstream sporting event.  You're spreading the word of Miracle League and bringing the community and our organization closer together!  

What we need is athletes, buddies, and jogging strollers.  If you would like to run with or without an athlete, or as an athlete, please don't forget to list "Miracle League of MA" as your charity to see $5 of the $25 registration fee go directly to our organization!  If you'd like to run with an athlete, as an athlete, or lend a jogging stroller, please don't forget to contact Lauren prior to the race day!

So pencil it in, October 1st at 10 AM, "Running with Henry" event in Acton!  And, don't forget to list "Miracle League of MA" as your charity to ensure that $5 of your registration fee is donated to the organization.  As most of you know, we are trying to build a turf field for our special players, and every penny helps!!

Not interested in running, but still want to help out? Other ways to donate can be found here. Volunteer and new player forms can be found here.

Thank you all for your help and generosity!  We appreciate all of you!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

1st Annual Casino Night was a Success!!!

Thank you to all of you who made it to our First Annual Casino Night! It was a raging success. We nearly sold out! And, we made over $20,000!! All thanks to the great supporters of Miracle League of MA, we are well on our way to our goal of building the Miracle League field! For those of you who made it, you know it was "all for the kids" (haha thanks Rich!) but we'd also like to thank everyone behind the scenes who helped make it happen. Thanks to all the volunteers, before, during, and after the event, the planners, the caterers, and those who generously donated prizes, time, money, and drinks!

For those of you that missed it, you can check out pictures here. But, all of you should plan on attending next year's Second Annual Casino Night!

Again, thank you to all attendees and volunteers!

Mark Your Calendars!

On October 1st, we are planning another "Running with Henry" event at the West Acton Oktoberfest...details soon to follow!

UPDATE: Details are in, check them out here.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Casino Night News: Open Bar and New Prizes!!

It's hard to believe, I know...but the Casino Night planners have done it.  They just made Casino Night even better!!! As you know, this Saturday, the 17th, you are invited to the Concord Elks Lodge (in, well, where else? Concord, MA) at 7 pm for a night of craps, roulette, black jack and more!!  You can still purchase the discounted tickets for $50 here, or $60 at the door. And, of course those tickets come with chips (there will also be a chip bank for those of you vying for the big prizes) but now those tickets come with open bar! Yes, it's okay to smile!!

Now, get really excited because we can officially release the prize list...

  • Boston Bruins autographed jersey (the entire Stanley Cup Championship team)
  • Patriots tickets in the Putnam Clubhouse
  • Bat autographed by Kevin Youkilis
  • Weekend night stays at luxury Boston hotels accompanied by restaurant gift certificates
  • Autographed Kevin Garnett jersey
  • Multiple sets of Bruins tickets
  • Parties at Jillian's and Lucky Strike in Boston
  • Monthly case of Sam Adams beer for a whole year
  • Deep sea fishing trip
  • And so much more!!!
We will have raffles with equally awesome prizes so there is literally something for everyone to get excited about.  Obviously if you're a sports lover you are in seventh heaven with this list! And it only gets better.  You can even meet Rich Shertenlieb of the "Toucher and Rich" show on 98.5, the Sports Hub.

With all the fun and excitement of the night, we urge you to keep in mind that not only can you win these fantastic prizes and have a night filled with fun, but you are also doing it for the children of Miracle League of MA.  In all of the fun you'll be having, you are making these kids' dreams come true.  They already have a great time on Saturday mornings playing baseball with their buddies, but a turf field will improve that enjoyment ten-fold, and all of you that attend Casino Night are helping to make that happen.  So, thank you!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Few of Our Favorite Things...

Our readership consists of families; moms, dads, kids, the whole deal.  And, while we're some of the best reading on the internet, we've got a few sites in mind, that we think, you, our readers, would love!

Moms, if you like shopping for your little ones, but hate picking through the sizes, check out these flash sale, super discounted websites: Zulily and Totsy. There are even a few sales for you each day!!

Electronics lovers, rejoice!  We have found the site of your  They carry everything, functioning like Amazon, but have the best deals on electronics.  The best part?  Free shipping on 99% of their items!!

Shopping is not for everyone, but these two websites are.  More flash deals, but this time they cover everything from getaways to spa visits, to the cupcake factory down the street.  You'll find yourself doing things you never even knew you wanted to do from rock climbing and kickboxing to touring museums and trekking through Legoland!  There is literally something for everyone on Groupon and LivingSocial.

Is fine dining your thing?  Do you go out to eat often, or ever?  We've got just the site for you.  (NOTE: This month we recommend Not Your Average Joe's in Acton as we were nominated as September's NYA Cause.  Every Tuesday throughout the month, 15% of your order will be donated to Miracle League of MA with this certificate.) Back to the year-round diners, check out this at least half-off coupon site for local restaurants in your area.

Enough with the discounts...this you can do for free.  You and your family can have daily treasure hunts using this website.  These adventures are more about the hunt than the treasures.  You can find out more about geocaching on the website, but basically there are hidden "treasures" all over the world, from the local grocery store's parking lot to the trails of the White Mountains.  Bring a pen to sign the logs, and make sure you have a small item to swap with one of the treasures you find!

Some other free fun to pass the time: Sporcle, a trivia site, and StumbleUpon, a unique site that will explain itself!! 

That should be enough to keep the whole family happily busy!  Enjoy these sites, they are some of our favorites!!

Monday, September 5, 2011

The NYA Cause Certificate is here!!

At last, the NYA Cause certificate that enables you to donate 15% of your purchase as NYA Joe's in Acton is here. Remember, you can use the certificate every Tuesday throughout the month of September.