Our first-ever basketball tournament, at Boston’s legendary TD Garden–home of the Boston Celtics–was a rousing success. Teams from Acceleron Pharma, SHIFT Communications, O’Connor Drew, Mouse Specifics, Social Sports Boston and Friends of Joel Desilets enjoyed vying with one another in knock out and free throw competitions as well as half-court games. Social Sports Boston won the playoffs, while Mouse Specifics claimed the Youth team trophy.
Following the tournament, around 100 revelers crowded into Causeway Restaurant and Bar for delicious food, plenty of beer and a lively auction presided over by Rich Davey. University of Massachusetts Medical School scientist Peter Jones gave a heartfelt talk about how a graduate student with FSHD inspired him to go into the field. After dinner, everyone flocked back to TD Garden to cheer the Celtics to a 107-96 win over the Orlando Magic. For the FSH Society, the evening was a big win too, with nearly $20,000 raised!!
We thank our sponsors Acceleron, Celtics Foundation, Clif Bar, Eastern Bank Community Foundation, Mouse Specifics, O’Connor Drew, Staples Foundation, Tom Mansir & Hewlett Packard, George Pollock, SHIFT Communications, Westin Copley Place, and Bill Walton.