Boston’s Teens Need Our Help

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As the MLB All-Star Game salutes 30 of America’s “All-Stars Among Us,” great charitable heroes from across the country, it is important to remember that there is still much work to be done, especially in Boston. 

The Boston Globe recently published a week-long series of insightful and troubling reports about how the city is “Failing Our Athletes.”  These stories illustrate the dearth of facilities and opportunities for Beantown’s teens — and the troubling trickle-down to other areas of their lives. 

Some say that the city needs to provide more budget;  others claim that the burden falls on local non-profits.  While we hope that the city will step-up, we hope to fill some of that void as well.

And, rest assured, all is not lost.  There are the aforementioned everyday heroes.  There is Red Sox All-Star hurler Tim Wakefield — he of the slow toss and the fast helping hand.  We at The Level Field Foundation will be joining the fray as well — we’re planning some great upcoming events, and we’ll be announcing our new Boston project very soon.

We won’t solve Boston’s athletic and economic deficiencies in a day.  But, like Rome, great things aren’t built in a day — and we’ll be working for much longer than that.  So, when in Rome, please consider donating to The Level Field Foundation, and rest assured that all funds received will directly support Boston’s underserved youth.  We welcome your ideas and suggestions as well.  Enjoy the summer, and be sure to savor the joy of sports…