Charities We Have Supported Over the Years

Help us to achieve our GOAL of donating MORE than 1 Million Dollars to charity. 2019 we are slated to reach our goal. With your generosity and the efforts of our tournament participants, this can happen!

2019 | One Mission

Our 2019 charitable cause is One Mission. One Mission is a pediatric cancer charity that does whatever it takes to get kids through cancer. One Mission’s family-centered care initiatives are designed to give patients, caregivers, and siblings the help they need to get through the everyday challenges of treatment.

2018 | Home Base

We raised $165,000 in 2018 for Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program. Home Base is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans, Service Memb, rs and their Families through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. As a National Center of Excellence, Home Base operates the first and largest private-sector clinic in the nation devoted to healing invisible wounds such as post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, anxiety, depression, co-occurring substance use disorder, military sexual trauma and family relationship challenges.

2017 | Dana Farber

In 2017 we supported the Dana Farber Leukemia Research and patient Care raising $200,000, in memory of Donald J. O’Neill. Since its founding in 1947, The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has been a world leader in cancer research and treatment, renowned for its equal commitment to cutting-edge science and compassionate clinical care. This 50-50 balance is unique among cancer centers, and the catalyst for our “bench to bedside” approach, where researchers and physicians work hand in hand to leverage the latest scientific breakthroughs to benefit the patient.

 2016 | Juvenile Diabetes

2016 saw the Big Game Battle supporting the Juvenile Diabetes (JDRF), raising $345,000 headed by John Lashar and crew aboard “Lillylulu”. JDRF is the leading global organization funding T1D research. Millions of people around the world live with T1D, a life-threatening autoimmune disease that strikes both children and adults. There is no way to prevent it and at the present, no cure. JDRF works every day to change this by amassing grassroots support, deep scientific knowledge and academic partnerships to fund research.

2015 | MS Society

In 2015, we supported the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (NMSS) raising $68,000 to support research for a cure. MS is a chronic disease of the central nervous system and is currently not curable but there are treatments showing positive results to slow the progression down. This autoimmune disease attacks your body’s own immune system targeting cells in your brain and spinal cord. The National MS Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. Brandon is a board member of the New England Chapter that serves 21,000 individuals and families whose lives are affected by Multiple Sclerosis and will share his story with us.

2014 | Boys & Girls Club

In 2014, we supported The Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester raising $60,000 supporting the children and programs the club has to offer. This organization supports over 4100 youth age children facing many disadvantaged circumstances with supporting programs. The mission of the program is “To inspire and enable all young people, from diverse circumstances, to realize their full potential by providing opportunities for personal growth to become contributing, caring and responsible members of the community.

2013 | Nantucket Star

In 2013, in honor of George Basset, we chose an on island charity called Nantucket S.T.A.R. Program, and successfully raised $30,000 for the children in need. Their mission is to provide specialized, therapeutic, accessible recreation, and adaptive sports to children with a wide range of challenges and disabilities. Their goal is to leave no child left behind due to the degree of challenges, be it physical, mental, emotional, or neurological. We feel this is a perfect fit giving back to an “on island” cause and hope for your support.

2012 | ALS Foundation

In 2012, we chose to support ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease raising $28,000 for research with hopes for a cure in the near future. ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that in the later stages leads to the patient being paralyzed with a significantly reduced lifespan.

2011 | Children’s Camps

In 2011, we supported two charities. There were 30 boats that participated in the event and successfully together we raised $20,000 to support “Camp Harbor View” and “The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.” The proceeds will go directly to sponsor three individuals to attend each camp next summer.

2010 | Rett Syndrome

The event in 2010 supported the IRSF – International Rett Syndrome Foundation. Rett Syndrome is a devastating developmental disorder that is first recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls but can be rarely seen in boys. We were able to raise an astounding $45,000 in 2010 for Rett Syndrome.