LINCOLN, R.I. - The 8th annual Tame the Tigers golf tournament, held on May 11 at The International Golf Club in Bolton, Massachusetts, raised approximately $100,000 for a Boston Red Sox spring training trip for teen patients of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s Jimmy Fund Clinic in Boston. Amica Insurance, the presenting sponsor of the tournament, donated $25,000 to that total.
The money raised from this year’s Tame the Tigers will go toward the 2016 Jimmy Fund Clinic teen patient trip to Boston Red Sox spring training. This past March, 45 patients traveled to Fort Myers, Florida, to meet the Red Sox and even play in a game of their own at JetBlue Park.
One of those patients was Kyle O’Grady, a seventh-grader from Danvers, Massachusetts, who told his inspirational story at Tame the Tigers.
“To hear about Kyle’s experience at spring training – and knowing the obstacles he has overcome – really puts things in perspective,” said Patti Genovese, sponsorship coordinator at Amica. “We are thrilled to know that our sponsorship of Tame the Tigers is making a difference in the lives of these wonderful kids.”
“We are so grateful to Amica and Tame the Tigers for their generous support,” said Lisa Scherber, director of patient and family programs, Jimmy Fund Clinic, Dana-Farber. “This contribution gives our adolescent patients the chance to not only spend time with the Red Sox, but to connect with other teens undergoing cancer treatment.”
As part of its sponsorship of Tame the Tigers, a handful of Amica employees also had the chance to tour the Jimmy Fund Clinic on May 19. During the visit, they saw firsthand the outstanding work the staff is doing on a daily basis.
“It was both an emotional and inspiring day for us at the Jimmy Fund Clinic, and we thank them for opening their doors to us,” Genovese said. “Additionally, we’d like to thank WEEI for being the media sponsor for Tame the Tigers. Without them, this event would not be possible.”
(PHOTO INFO: Amica Insurance employees (from left) Meredith Gregory, Patti Genovese, Meghan Kelly and Brendan Dowding present a $25,000 check to the Jimmy Fund Clinic's Lisa Scherber.)