The Boston Rockhoppers Support William Johnson and SMA
On Saturday, January 12th the new North American Lacrosse League Boston Rockhoppers hosted their first home game of the season against the Baltimore Bombers at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, MA .
They may have suffered a tough overtime loss to the Bombers, but the game was a win for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
The team’s Co-President, Tyler Low, was contacted by the Johnson family last summer to consider making a ticket donation to the families’ annual Fall Classic Charity Golf Tournament Auction for FSMA in honor of their son William.
Not only did Mr. Low put together donations of two exciting spectator packages for the home opener one including a “Captain for the Day” on-field experience for a lucky youth, he also offered something extra special to William and the Johnsons.
During the home opener, they were able to set up a 50/50 raffle table where proceeds would benefit Families of SMA, the organization that funds research for a cure. William, along with his cousin Julian, and help from other family members went around selling tickets in the crowd. Who could say no to William!
The wonderful experience not only raised hundreds for the New England Chapter of FSMA, but also raised SMA awareness in the huge home crowd. The Rockhoppers’ Organization should be applauded for their willingness to support the effort of a local charity.
Again, a big win for the home team despite the end scoreboard. For more information on finding a cure for William go to www.curesma.org. For more information and tickets for the Boston Rockhoppers go to www.bostonrockhoppers.com.