Craft beer for a great cause in Baltimore

My parents with Michael J. Fox at the Team Fox MVP event in New York City this April.

My parents with Michael J. Fox at the Team Fox MVP event in New York City this April.

I can’t make it down from Connecticut for this but, if you live in the Baltimore area, I hope you’ll check out this event on Friday, May 24 at Pratt Street Ale House downtown and enjoy some food and drinks for a cause that’s very important to me and my family.

After being diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2011, my mom’s been working hard to raise money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation, an organization “dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson’s disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson’s today.” Those are my parents, pictured on the right with Michael J. Fox, at an event in New York City last month that they were invited to because of my mom’s fundraising work. I’m so proud of her and what she and others are doing through Team Fox to help find a cure for a disease that affects her and millions of other people worldwide.

Here’s something you can do to help raise money and create more awareness…

On Friday, May 24 CharityBeers is holding an event at Pratt Street Alehouse in downtown Baltimore, just a few blocks from Camden Yards and the Inner Harbor, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Michael J. Fox Foundation. According to, “the party will kick off around 8 p.m.” and will feature “$4 select Oliver Ales and $5 select apps” along with “other drink specials.” The Orioles are out of town — stop by have some food and drinks for a great cause and I’m sure they’ll have the game on at the bar too. A bunch of my family will be there along with my mom. I hope you can join them.

Event details
Friday, May 24, 2012 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
CharityBeers fundraiser for Team Fox on behalf of The Michael J. Fox Foundation
$10 cover gets you a wristband to get the food/drink specials
Specials: $3 domestic bottles, $4 wine and Oliver Ales, and $5 rail drinks and $5 apps

Pratt Street Alehouse
206 W Pratt St
Baltimore, MD 21201


The longest kickball game ever

A group of WAKA Kickball players in Connecticut are looking to break the Guinness World Record for the longest kickball game. It will take place March 30-April 1 and they’re raising money for a great cause too: Kick-It, which was started by a child cancer patient and raises money for children’s cancer research through charity kickball games.  Check out the details at that link.

Cam Newton in a charity tournament with the official WAKA kickball

Cam Newton with Official WAKA Kickball

Cam Newton with Official WAKA Kickball (in the Charlotte Observer)

That’s Cam Newton, the #1 overall pick in last Thursday’s NFL draft, playing in a charity kickball game in Charlotte on Saturday with an official WAKA kickball.

According to the Charlotte Observer, it was Carolina Panther “teammate Jordan Gross’ charity kickball tournament which benefits cystic fibrosis.” The official website for Kick CF with Jordan Gross says that, going into Saturday, Gross’ annual event had raised over $200,000 the past three years.

It’s nice to see money being raised for a good cause and kickball a part of it.

Thanks to @scottnumbers for letting me know about that photo.

Kickball ad during NCAA tournament

I enjoyed seeing kickball featured prominently in a commercial during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament this weekend. And the ad was for a good cause too — as the NCAA Fund the Future website explains it, “The NCAA and are working together to put academic and athletic supplies back into the hands of teachers and students.”