On behalf of our team, we would like to thank everyone who attended our latest event and became part of another great event! A huge thank you to Paul and the crew at the Black Rose and Becky from Slane Irish Whiskey for once again generously hosting us and giving us a taste of the Emerald Isle!
It was great to see the room bustling with long time attendees and first-timers alike. Don’t forget to join the 100 Guys Who Care Boston LinkedIn group to keep the conversation going!
The high point of the night, as always, is listening to you guys passionately share a charity with the room!
Shane Lavoie lead us off sharing Live4Evan a group who helps provide temporary housing to families who need to travel into the Boston area to treat their child with congenital heart disease. It was really special to have Shane and Jack Nealon, childhood friends of Evan Girardi, after whom the organization is named, join us and tell us about their mission. There is a Live4Evan 5Kfestival coming up in early October in Hopkinton if you’d like to get involved.
Next, Mike Gale told us about SquashBusters. Since 1996 this group has connected two seemingly different worlds by introducing the sport ofsquash to young people in urban public schools. Connecting these worlds, SquashBusters provides young people with a bridge to college success, broadens their access to opportunities, and improves their health and fitness. Check out the volunteer opportunities if you’d like to find out more.
To wrap things up, Shawn Kotoske spoke to his connection, as a military veteran who had experienced PTSD, to Seal Swim Charities. Shawn explained the incredible transition from a war zone to back home and shared a frightening statistic about the suicide rate of active and former service personnel. Seal Swim Charities help veterans and their families manage that transition and live a more fulfilled life and are working to eradicate the veteran suicide epidemic. The vote was very close last night but the tally gave the nights donation to the Seal Swim group! Thank for your candor Shawn!
Thanks also to Jerrell Cox for joining us again to tell us how our last event’s donation made an impact for Camp Hale ,a summer camp who provides a lakeside experience for youths aged 6 -15. Just awesome stuff Jerrell – so gratifying to hear all the good that you guys are doing.
Thank you to you, for making all of this possible.
We look forward to seeing you on December 3rd back at the Black Rose!
- The 100WomenWhoCareBoston will be joining us!
- The Lewis Brothers acoustic guitar duo will be back!
- Becky from Slane Whiskey will be back to pour some more!!
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