It’s not a stuffy sit-down dinner, it’s a fun fundraiser.
That’s the message Travis Roy likes to get across to get across for his annual Wiffle Ball challenge to benefit Franciscan Children’s Hospital and the Travis Roy Foundation.
The sixth annual event takes place Saturday at Boston University and will benefit Franciscan Children’s patients and those living with spinal cord injuries.
Lenny Clarke, Lenny DiNardo, Denna Laing, local radio personalities, Franciscan Children’s staff and patients, Beanpot hockey teams, Travis Roy Foundation staff and more than 180 Wiffle Ball players from the local business community will be on hand for the morning event.
This family-friendly event starts at 8:00 a.m. and goes until 3:00 p.m. and is FREE AND OPEN TO SPECTATORS and will feature activities for kids of all ages and a raffle with one-of-a-kind prizes and sports memorabilia.
Roy’s world changed forever on October 20, 1995 when the 20-year-old freshman hockey player at Boston University took the ice for his first shift as a Terrier in BU’s season opener at Walter Brown Arena. After just 11 seconds of ice time, Roy cracked his fourth vertebra after he slid head-first into the boards in the aftermath of a check of a North Dakota player. Roy has yet to regain feeling below the middle of his chest and can only control the joystick that moves his wheelchair.
This family-friendly event is FREE AND OPEN TO SPECTATORS and will feature activities for kids of all ages and a raffle with one-of-a-kind prizes and sports memorabilia.
And if you cannot make it Saturday, you can still donate to the cause at www.bostonwiffleballchallenge.org. Please also follow Boston Wiffle Ball Challenge updates at #BWBC16 on social media.