Play Ball! Boston

Play Ball! Football 2010 Preview and Schedule

The boys have been practicing and the games are about to begin! During the last three weeks football practice has begun in earnest at 6 Boston public middle schools. Tired and sore – but getting fitter each day, our teams are back at it on the field and in school. We had over 264 boys try out and 29 returning players (we had a 4 team league last year). Our returning schools include: the Gavin (South Boston); Edwards (Charlestown); Irving (Roslindale), and the Rogers (Hyde Park). Our two new teams (thanks to our funders!) include Orchard Gardens (Roxbury) and the McCormack (N. Dorchester).

To give you an idea of the resources at these schools here are the percentages of kids available for free school lunch (indication of poverty level):

Edwards 86% Gavin 78% Irving 77%

McCormack 78% Orchard Gardens 89% Rogers 67%

So beyond getting these kids outside having fun, making friends and learning all the lessons of sports, your donation is helping enrich the schools by providing the opportunity for athletics that is far beyond the reach of these students outside of school.

Please join us for a game!

October 6 McCormack

V

Gavin

@ Moakley

3:30

Irving

V

Rogers

@English

2:30

Orchard Gardens

V

Edwards

@MP/O’Bryant

3:30

October 13 McCormack

V

Edwards

@ Moakley

3:30

Irving

V

Gavin

@ English

2:30

Orchard Gardens

V

Rogers

@ MP/O’Bryant

3:30

October 20 McCormack

V

Irving

@ English

3:30

Edwards

V

Rogers

@ Reservation

3:30

Orchard Gardens

V

Gavin

@ Moakley

3:30

October 23

– College Visit –

BC vs. Maryland Time to be announced Buses will be provided for all schools.
October 27 McCormack

V

Rogers

@ Reservation

3:30

Irving

V

Orchard Gardens

@ MP/O’Bryant

3:30

Gavin

V

Edwards

@CHS

3:30

November 3 McCormack

V

Orchard Gardens

@ MP/O’Bryant

3:30

Irving

V

Edwards

@CHS

3:30

Gavin

V

Rogers

@ Reservation

2:30

November 10 Championship Game

White Stadium

Top 2 Teams