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Catholic Conference – Bay State Baseball Challenge to ALS

Catholic Conference – Bay State Baseball Challenge to ALS

Date(s) - 04/22/2017
11:00 am - 9:30 pm


Catholic Conference Bay State Baseball Challenge to ALS will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at BC High.

Eight of the best high school baseball programs in Massachusetts will participate in the Catholic Conference – Bay State League Challenge to ALS on Saturday, April 22th at UMass Boston/ Boston College High School’s Monan Park. The tournament, hosted by Boston College High School, will benefit The Angel Fund for ALS Research, an independent, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization, dedicated to supporting ALS research at the Day Laboratory at the UMASS Medical Center in Worcester.

According to Boston College High head coach Norm Walsh, the games will allow the players to showcase their talents to baseball fans, college coaches and Major League scouts while raising funds for ALS research. Tournament organizers hope to raise $10,000 for the Angel Fund.  Donations will be collected by coaches before April 22nd which they will bring with them to the games.

“In many ways, it is especially appropriate that this event is held to challenge ALS as this heartbreaking and horrific disease first came to the nation’s attention in 1939 as Lou Gehrig’s disease,” Coach Norm Walsh said. “Now, it is all too common and all our lives, through family, friends or colleagues, are impacted by ALS.”

The games will begin at 11 a.m. according to the following schedule:

11:00 a.m.       Catholic Memorial vs. Newton North High School

1:30 p.m.         St. John’s Prep vs. Walpole High School

4:30 p.m.         Xaverian Brothers  vs. Norwood High School

7:00 p.m.         Boston College High School vs. Braintree High School

Admission is free and attendees can make a donation at the game to The Angel Fund for ALS Research.

“The Angel Fund is proud of its reputation as a ‘family,’ a family focused on finding a cure for the devastating disease we all know by just three letters: ALS,” Rich Kennedy, President of the Angel Fund, said. “We all know that ALS is a disease that does not discriminate. As a family, we have a common thread that weaves us together beyond our commitment to fighting ALS.

“We are grateful for all donations, and we are proud to say that the total research funding of The Angel Fund averages 90% of the total expenditures incurred. That statistic alone makes us stand out as a very special – and dedicated – organization,” Kennedy concluded.

For information about the Catholic Conference – Bay State League Challenge to ALS contact BC High Coach Norm Walsh at or 617-436-3900.

Additional information about The Angel Fund for ALS Research can be obtained on the website or by calling 781-245-7070.



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