Millis MA Buddy Bowl to honor local hero Sgt Joe Deslauriers
A true American Hero, 32 year old Air Force Technical Sergeant, Joe Deslauriers
is an Explosive Ordinance Disposal specialist who has served a tour in Kuwait a tour in Iraq and two tours in Afghanistan. He has received a bronze star.
Sgt Deslauriers was seriously injured
while on a mission clearing an area for a convoy where it appears an IED was remotely detonated. He has suffered the loss of both legs and an arm. We understand he is up for the challenge and is progressing each day, but the road to recovery will be long and hard.
This local hero from Bellingham MA, and his wife Lisa are expecting their first child in December.
What is Buddy Bowl?
Buddy Bowl is a charity flag football tournament held to benefit injured troops and their families. It started in 1977 in San Diego as a fun way to unite a group of friends with a common interest. In 1999 the Buddy Bowl focus changed to raising money for a worthy cause, and, in 2003 it because a 501 ( c) not for profit corporation raising money for the military, law enforcement and children's related charities through the annual event.
Today the Buddy Bowl is played in cities and towns across the US. Teams of men, women and children will compete in these events and this will be the third year it's hosted in the town of Millis, MA.
You don't need to be from Millis to join in!
Millis Buddy Bowl November 19, 2011
What can you do to help? Play, Support, or Donate~
- We need players! Sign up to play in the tournament and or start up a team to play. A $40 donation per player is a small amount to do some good and have some fun at the same time! Register at www.buddybowl.org
- Send a tax deductible donation to www.buddybowl.org
- Come down, watch the tournament
Mark your Calenders Now!
Millis MA Buddy Bowl
Saturday, November 19, 2011 (check in time 8 am)
Clyde Brown School
We already have several teams signed up but more players and teams will make this event even more successful and fun! Get some folks together, start a team or join one! www.buddybowl.org
So please, get your friends together and let’s play some football!!!!