LINCOLN, R.I. - As part of the Amica Game Ball program, Amica Insurance donated $41,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital during a check presentation prior to the Boston Celtics game on April 8 at TD Garden. The donation brings Amica’s total gift to $300,000 during the last eight years.
Comcast SportsNet’s Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin hosted the presentation at midcourt, as Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica, gave the check to Dick Argys, senior vice president and CAO of Boston Children’s Hospital.
“We’ve been involved in this program for eight years, and we’re so proud to present this check to Boston Children’s Hospital,” DiMuccio said. “The brave children and their families at Children’s Hospital are an incredible group of people.”
“Boston Children’s Hospital is extremely grateful for the dedicated support that Amica Insurance has extended to our patients and their families during the last eight years,” said Carola Cadley, vice president of corporate development and special events at Boston Children’s Hospital Trust. “Amica’s continued generosity speaks to the commitment of their employees, as well as their outstanding commitment to serving children in their community.”
The Amica Game Ball program also invites one patient from Boston Children’s to attend a Celtics game each season. In February, Brody Simoncini of Worcester, Massachusetts, was Amica’s special guest. Simoncini and his family met Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn, watched courtside as the players warmed up and enjoyed the game from a suite at TD Garden.
Simoncini’s abdominal organs grew outside of his body before he was born – a condition that also affected the development of his heart and lungs. His life was high-risk, but a multidisciplinary team of doctors at Boston Children’s was well-equipped to treat him. Simoncini spent his first seven and a half months at the hospital, where he grew stronger with the help of various surgeries and therapies.
(Photo info: Robert A. DiMuccio (left), chairman, president and CEO of Amica Insurance, presented a check for $41,000 to Dick Argys, senior vice president and CAO of Boston Children’s Hospital, before the Boston Celtics game at TD Garden on Friday, April 8.)