Game starts at 7 p.m.
by Sarah E. Friend
A collection of the New England’s most promising young baseball players will compete Aug. 24 in the 13th Annual Bank of America Old Time Baseball Game at St. Peter’s Field.
Although the game is free and open to the public, the proceeds from donations, raffles and program sales will benefit the New Hampshire-based C2 Mission, an organization created to benefit children and families by cystic fibrosis and cerebral palsy, said Boston Herald sports columnist Steve Buckley, who founded the game and fronts for its army of volunteers.
"Perhaps the most special thing about the evening's magic is that it isn't just fun. The game is just as impressive in raising sums of money for worthy charities,” said State Sen. Jarrett T. Barrios, D, Cambridge, who was once Buckley’s neighbor on Amory Street.
“Steve Buckley has done a remarkable job keeping this going," Barrios said.
“It's an event that makes Cambridge feel more like a small town than a big city as you relax with families and friends on a gorgeous summer night,” City Councilor Brian J. Murphy, who last year watched the game with Barrios.
Residents of Cambridge have demonstrated tremendous generosity and support for the game through the years, which raises money for a different charity each year, Buckley said.
Past organizations include the Lupus Foundation, the Heather Fund, and Rosie’s Place, he said.