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16th Annual Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball Tournament [SIV501] 

8/13/17: Down a dirt road in Essex is a remarkable place: a one-quarter scale replica of Fenway Park, in the backyard of Pat and Beth O'Connor. In addition to Little Fenway, the O'Connors added Little Wrigley and Little Field of Dreams to enable more players and teams to participate in their fundraising events.

The 16th Annual Travis Roy Foundation WIFFLE Ball Tournament was held August 11-13 on these fields, an event that has raised over $4.6 million for spinal cord injury research and adaptive equipment grants for survivors of spinal cord injuries.

Travis Roy, a hockey player who suffered a spinal cord injury as a freshman at Boston University in 1995, created the foundation to help others like him. Hundreds travel to the tournament annually from VT, NY and even as far away as Alabama, to spend what they call "the best weekend of the year" together, raising money for a good cause.

Music: Kevin MacLeod, "Beach Bum Happy Rock" Riot, "Southern California" Silent Partner, "Hounds" & "Indie Romance" Everet Almond, "Oh My Love"

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