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Amica Game Ball program back for seventh year


LINCOLN, R.I. - For the seventh consecutive year, Amica Insurance is partnering with Boston Children’s Hospital and Comcast SportsNet New England for the Amica Game Ball program.

Amica has donated $218,000 to Boston Children’s Hospital through the first six years of the program, which runs parallel to the Boston Celtics’ season. This year, 82 patients at Boston Children’s Hospital will receive Amica Game Ball kits, which include a basketball signed by Celtics legend Tommy Heinsohn, a travel bag and a signed letter from Robert A. DiMuccio, chairman, president and CEO of Amica.

The Amica Game Ball program also invites one patient from Boston Children’s Hospital to attend a Celtics game each season. On Sunday, Amica will host Connor Garland, a 16-year-old from Belgrade, Maine, as the Celtics take on the Miami Heat at 1 p.m. at TD Garden.

Garland, who plays basketball and baseball at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine, sustained multiple injuries after a hayride accident on Oct. 11. Due to the severity of his injuries, Garland was transported from a hospital in Maine to Boston Children’s Hospital in the middle of the night. Garland and his family are grateful for the doctors and the care they received while at Boston Children’s Hospital.

“Boston Children’s Hospital continues to do outstanding work for its patients, and we’re proud to once again partner with the hospital and Comcast SportsNet New England for the Amica Game Ball program,” said Vince Burks, director of communications at Amica. “We’re looking forward to meeting Connor on Sunday and enjoying the Celtics game with him and his family.”

About Boston Children’s Hospital
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children. In addition to 395 pediatric and adolescent inpatient beds and 228 outpatient programs, Boston Children’s houses the world’s largest research enterprise based at a pediatric medical center, where its discoveries benefit both children and adults. More than 1,100 scientists, including seven members of the National Academy of Sciences, 13 members of the Institute of Medicine and 14 members of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute comprise Boston Children’s research community. For more information about the hospital, visit:

About Comcast SportsNet New England
Comcast SportsNet New England reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, New England Revolution, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, Arbella Early Edition, Town Fair Tire Sports Tonight, Sports Sunday, Celtics Insider, The Baseball Show, Monday Night Patriots, Quick Slants, New England Tailgate, New England Football Night, Football Day in New England including pre- and post-game programs surrounding all Patriots games, CAA football, basketball and more., the online home of Comcast SportsNet, provides continuous news, video and in-depth, up-to-the-minute coverage of New England sports. Comcast SportsNet New England is part of the NBC Sports Group. Visit for more information. Check local listings for the specific channel location for your area.

About Amica Insurance

Amica Mutual Insurance Co., the nation’s oldest mutual insurer of automobiles, was founded in 1907. The company, based in Lincoln, Rhode Island, is a national writer of auto, home, marine and umbrella insurance. Life coverage is available through Amica Life Insurance Company, a wholly owned subsidiary. Amica employs more than 3,400 people in 44 offices across the country. For more information, visit

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