BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Thursday marks the eighth annual Boston WIFFLE Ball Challenge, with all proceeds benefiting the Travis Roy Foundation and Franciscan Children's Hospital.
The event takes place at 5:30 p.m. at Boston University's Nickerson Field--and WBZ NewsRadio 1030's Adam Kaufman sat down with Travis Roy and Franciscan Children's President and CEO John Nash to talk about the history of the event--and what the WBZ NewsRadio team, participating for the first time this year, can expect.
"It's really a unique gathering of people from different focuses that are getting together to help out Franciscan Children's and the Travis Roy Foundation," Nash said.
"WIFFLE ball is a great equalizer," Roy said. "It doesn't matter if you bench 300 lbs or 30 lbs, both can hit a home run, boys, girls, men, women, all ages. Not only can you hit home runs, but the WIFFLE ball will also make you look pretty stupid if you're not careful, and that's the fun of it. It's nice to get out of the office and have a bit of camaraderie with your coworkers."
There may be rivalries, but it's all good fun for a good cause. The Travis Roy Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the life of individuals with spinal cord injuries and funding research. Franciscan Children's Hospital provides care and treatment to more than 10,000 children with physical, medical, and behavioral challenges each year.
There will also be a barbecue, entertainment, raffles, and a reception after the games. For more information, visit bostonwiffleballchallenge.org.
Listen to Kaufman talk about the event with Roy and Nash below: