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July 18, 2013

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Local baseball players support Jimmy Fund

DERRY —Some remarkable boys and girls from Derry will take a swing at cancer, both on and off the field. As a part of the 2013 Jimmy Fund Little League Program presented by Extra Innings, these children will be raising funds to support adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

The program, in its 27th year, provides Little Leaguers of New England with the opportunity to continue to play baseball/softball after the conclusion of their regular season by participating in this local tournament and fundraising effort. These youngsters are given the opportunity to develop their athletic skills, build self-confidence, and, most importantly help others by fundraising in their local community.

Last summer, more than 5,000 children throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire took part. These children have raised more than $3 million for the Jimmy Fund and Dana-Farber since the start of the program.

This summer, young all-stars will be back on the diamond working to improve their fundraising average and you can help. Support the Jimmy Fund Little League Program in your community by visiting jimmyfund.org/littleleague and clicking on support a team.

The Jimmy Fund solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world.

Adults, net yourselves some exercise

DERRY — Head to MacGregor Park any Monday at 6 p.m. for some adult recreational volleyball.

The program, which runs through Oct. 7, is free, but participants must complete a registration form before they join.

For more information, call Mark Lutter at 579-0302 or the Parks and Rec Department at 432-6136.

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