Boston Red Sox Run to Home Base 2021: NH State House to NH Veterans Home
The 2021 Red Sox Home Base fundraising has concluded - with an amazing year behind me. I was made Team Captain with my Employer Technical Communications Corporation and our team raised over $14,000 - keeping us in 10th place of all fundraising teams. Personally, with the efforts of friends, family, and contacts through my research at the NH State Veterans Cemetery - My Daughter Laura and I raised over $3500.
Thank you One and All for your Generosity.
Run to Home Base - 2020
I started promptly at the New Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in front of the Gold Star Families Memorial at 10:00 AM on Saturday September 26, 2020
. I chose this memorial because the Home Base event always starts with a Salute to the Gold Star Families, and Yesterday was Gold Star Mothers Day. I followed the Rail Trail from Boscawen to Franklin . Several times the rail trail would come close to Route 3 and I would hear honking, really made me smile and helped me keep my pace.
In Franklin I exited the Rail Trail and continued on Central Street in full view of the passing residents, more honks and encouraging shouts J By 2:30 I started up Clark Street, a bit of a hill for the last stretch, but with the help of a walking stick I made it up to Winter Street in Tilton where the Veterans Home is.
As I turned onto Winter Street I saw 6 Veterans on the lawn cheering me on shouting “Thank You!, almost there J” At the driveway to the Veterans home (another hill lol) there were about 20 Veterans on a balcony clapping and the staff had set up a Finish Line Ribbon for me to break through J At the entrance to the Veterans Home was Fred Caruso, the DJ from MIX 94.1 , several staff members and a Residents Council to present me with a Frame of the Home Base Logo with signatures.
As I handed the Flag to the resident Veterans, I said the Pledge of Allegiance and handed over the flag along with the bracelets and Lapel pins (Thank You so much!) This year I raised Mayflower Money ($1620.00) and was quite pleased with my result. There are 2 ways to be successful in the Home Base event, One with Donations and the other with awareness. The MIX 94.1Radio spot was very successful in making the local residents aware of the Home Base program.
RUN TO HOME BASE INTERVIEW MIX 94.1.MP3
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