Medford Invitational Challenger Day to be held Aug. 19 at Bruce Field in Malden

MEDFORD/MALDEN – The 6th Annual Medford Invitational Challenger Day Event for Children with mental and physical disabilities will be held at Bruce Field in Malden on August 19. Challenger Day is an all-star celebration of these very special athletes.

Mayor Gary Christenson and the City of Malden will host the event, which will feature state and local government officials along with Wally the Green Monster, Pat the Patriot, Blades the Boston Bruins Bear, Miss Massachusetts, Natalie Pietrzak, The US Coast Guard Color Guard, and much more.

The Medford Invitational Tournament Challenger Day Committee is reaching out to the local business community to help support the event.  The committee is also seeking volunteers to help with the event, which includes the care of over fifty athletes.  After the game, the over 300 athletes, volunteers, and fans are treated to lunch which is provided by local restaurants.

Anyone interested in contributing can contact MIT President, Ron Giovino, to find out more about this great event. The Medford Invitational Tournament website has details of the event and video from last year’s Challenger Day.


What? The Medford Invitational Tournament Challenger Day

When? August 19, 2012 at 12:30PM (player arrival) and 1PM (Opening Ceremonies)

Where? Bruce Field in Malden; Adjacent to the Irish American Club 177 West Street in Malden

For more information about Challenger Day, please contact Ron Giovino at 617-365-0524 or


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