Wiffle Ball Tourney Benefits Victims of Spinal Cord Injuries
Wiffle ball is a not only a great way to spend time with family and friends, it can also help those affected by a spinal cord injury. The Travis Roy Foundation, created to help fund research for a cure for spinal cord injuries, is sponsoring its annual wiffle ball tourney.
The tournament will take place in Jericho, Vt. from Aug. 7th to the 9th. For local families the tournament is a great opportunity to get some exercise and support a great cause. After learning more about Travis Roy and his cause Todd Finn of Andover was excited to participate in the tournament
"While at BU, I lived over the hockey arena and became a fan of the game. I read Roy's book, Eleven Seconds, which detailed his injury and his life since the accident," Finn said.
For Finn the tournament is as much about the fun of wiffle ball as it is about helping Roy's cause and living in a spirit of charity. Finn and his son, Isaac, signed up for the tournament and hoped to play in August. However, the roster filled quickly and they did not get a spot on the team.
The lack of playtime did not slow the Finn's determination to help. The family plans to volunteer at the tourney and help raise funds in their hometown and across the country. The tournament and the cause is a family affair for the Finns.
"When I told them about spinal-cord injuries and paralysis, they paid close attention and asked many questions. I think most people take their ability to move around freely for granted," Finn said. If you would like to donate to the Travis Roy Foundation you can visit their website or mail checks to:
The Travis Roy Foundation
c/o Todd Finn
P.O. Box 3161
Andover, MA 01810