TEDDY K COVID-19

FUNDRAISER

SINCE 2009 EVERY SPRING IN BOSTON ALWAYS MEANT IT WAS TIME FOR THE TEDDY K CLASSIC. IN 2008 WE LOST TEDDY TO A BATTLE WITH CANCER, AND WE OPENED THE DOORS THE FOLLOWING SPRING TO COME PLAY BASKETBALL IN HIS HONOR. THE DAY WE OPENED THEM, YOU ALL SHOWED UP. BY 2019 WE EXPANDED INTO ONE OF, IF NOT THE LARGEST GREEK AMERICAN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS. COVERED IN WORLDWIDE GREEK NEWS OUTLETS. 30 TEAMS COME TOGETHER TO COMPETE OVER A 5 DAY EVENT.

 

THIS YEAR WOULD HAVE MARKED THE 12TH ANNUAL TEDDY K CLASSIC. COUNTLESS MEMORIES, AND COUNTLESS FRIENDSHIPS.

 

WE'VE ALWAYS PERSONALLY SAID THAT THIS BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT IS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL.

 

WHILE WE MAY BE COMING TOGETHER TO PLAY BASKETBALL, WHAT WE WERE REALLY DOING WAS BUILDING A COMMUNITY.

 

WE BUILT A COMMUNITY THAT COMES TOGETHER, DONATES TO A CAUSE, REMEMBERS TEDDY, AND WHEN ITS ALL SAID AND DONE EACH YEAR, WE HONOR EVERY SENIOR THAT PLAYED THAT YEAR WITH A SCHOLARSHIP. NOT BAD RIGHT?

 

2020 HAS BROUGHT ON DIFFICULT TIMES TO THIS WORLD, YOU, YOUR LOVED ONES, A FRIEND MAY HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS. IT HAS REACHED FAR TOO MANY.

 

WE ARE HERE TO ASK YOU A FAVOR THAT WILL PUT US IN DEBT TO YOU FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

 

SINCE THIS IS BIGGER THAN BASKETBALL. YES , IT KILLS US TO ANNOUNCE THAT WE ARE CANCELLING THE 2020 TEDDY K CLASSIC.

 

COVID MAY STOP US FROM COMING TOGETHER TO PLAY BASKETBALL BUT IT CANNOT STOP WHAT WE REALLY COME TOGETHER FOR, THE COMMUNITY AND THE SENIORS WALKING AWAY WITH A SCHOLARSHIP.

 

WE’VE HANDED OUT OVER 35 SCHOLARSHIPS SINCE 2009 THANKS TO YOU! WEATHER YOU PLAYED, SPONSORED, BOUGHT OUR APPAREL AT THE TOURNAMENT, DROPPED A DONATION IN THE BASKET AS YOU ENTERED OUR EVENT OR SPENT THE DAYS AT THE TOURNAMENT BUYING FOOD AT THE BBQ!

IT ALL MATTERED!

 

SO THIS YEAR I AM NOT REACHING OUT TO ANY OF OUR USUAL ANNUAL SPONSORS FOR A DONATION. THEY’VE DONE A LOT FOR US OVER THE YEARS! WE COULD NOT THANK THEM ENOUGH! 

 

BUT WHAT WE ARE ASKING YOU, IF YOU WERE NOT AFFECTED BY THE COVID-19 VIRUS AND CAN AND WANT TO HELP. WE ARE ASKING YOU TO HELP US RAISE FUNDS TO HAND OUT OUR ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIPS. ON TOP OF THAT, ANY EXTRA FUNDS WE DO RAISE WILL BE DONATED TO A CHARITY IN SUPPORT OF COVID-19.

 

IF YOU WERE NOT AFFECTED AND WANT TO HELP, INFORMATION ON HOW TO DONATE FOLLOWS BELOW!

WE ARE OFFERING TWO WAYS TO HELP! YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION, OR PURCHASE OUR BRAND NEW 2020 TEDDY K FOREVER T-SHIRT, OR BOTH!

 

WE DID NOT START THE TEDDY K CLASSIC TO STOP AFTER 11 YEARS. BECAUSE TEDDY K FOREVER.

-THE TEDDY KARIOTIS FAMILY-

HOW TO DONATE

YOU CAN MAKE A DONATION to help benefit our scholarship fund OR PURCHASE OUR

2020 TEDDY K CLASSIC FOREVER T-SHIRT!

shirt is available in several colors, all sizes!

HELP US REACH OUR GOAL!

Contact Us

89 Curve St

Dedham, MA 02026

info@teddykclassic.com

 

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