Spontaneous Celebrations Benefit Golf Tourney Returns Sept. 22

The second annual golf tournament to benefit Jamaica Plain nonprofit Spontaneous Celebrations will tee off on Sept. 22. This year’s tournament will be held at Franklin Park's William J. Devine Golf Course, and will be followed by a BBQ dinner, complete with prizes, and a raffle. The raffle includes four of the Red Sox tickets. Details on how to purchase raffle tickets are online.

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Valeo Boston Youth Soccer Team Needs Help to Play in National Tourney in Colorado

The Valeo Boston 2007 boys soccer team is the first Boston youth team to ever qualify to play in the U.S. Club Soccer National tournament in Colorado in July -- and they need the community's help to get to the tourney. Tournament fees, flights, and hotel costs for the tournament are very expensive and may make it hard for the team to participate. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the team reach the tourney and win the whole darn thing! The tournament starts July 16th. After an undefeated season, the team won the Mid-Atlantic Regional Tournament in New Jersey on June 28th, which no Boston team had ever done before them.

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Morning Runners + Walkers — Join Back on My Feet at Franklin Park!

Back on My Feet is looking for volunteers to come join our new team launching at Franklin Park in April. Help to disrupt the cycle of homelessness and addiction by giving your time as a morning run/walk volunteer one morning a week. Our community meets M/W/F from 5:45 to 6:30 am. Learn more about getting involved at backonmyfeet.org/get-involved/volunteer.

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EMASS Senior Softball League Recruiting Players for 2022 Season

The Eastern Massachusetts Senior Softball (EMASS) is opening its annual registration campaign for slow-pitch softball players age 50 and older. With more than 400 members, the league attracts players from towns across Eastern Massachusetts with games played on fields in Wayland, Medfield, and Framingham. The EMASS season opens in early May with 18 weeks of regular-season games scheduled through Labor Day and year-end playoffs completed in early October. EMASS was founded in 1995 and offers active seniors of all skill levels a safe, well-organized opportunity to play competitive slow-pitch softball. EMASS members range in age from 50 to 90.

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Jamaica Plain’s Abby Maiello Boxing in Haymakers for Hope’s Belles of the Brawl for Dana Farber

Jamacia Plain resident Abby Maiello will be taking a shot at knocking out cancer by fighting in the annual Haymakers for Hope Belles of the Brawl charity boxing event. On Tuesday, December 7th at the House of Blues Boston, Maiello, along with 25 other brave individuals residing in the New England area, will be stepping into the squared circle at this year’s event to raise money for Haymaker’s beneficiary, The Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Haymakers opens registration to everyday professionals in the Greater Boston area who have never boxed and want to practice the sweet science in front of a sellout crowd at the House of Blues to literally fight for a cure. Participants get matched at local partnering gyms where they go through 4 months of intensive training with the culmination being a live fight night at the House of Blues. Since inception, Haymakers has raised more than $14.5 million.

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