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Donate Online Now!Team Jessica, Inc. has been offered a $5,000 Challenge by an anonymous donor! Here is how you can help us meet this challenge.

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350 out of 500…150 to go!

BE ONE of 500  If Team Jessica is able to receive $100 from 500 people or businesses by July 31, 2014 (deadline extended), we will receive an additional $5,000 from this donor. This will bring us $55,000 closer to our fundraising goal for Jessica’s Boundless Playground.

BE ONE to Ask a Friend  If each of the 500 people or businesses who donate $100 ask one friend to also make a $100 contribution to Team Jessica in support of Jessica’s Boundless Playground, we will be an additional $105,000 closer! Double the impact by asking your employer if they can match your charitable gift.

BE ONE Community Jessica’s Boundless Playground will be a place for every “ONE.”  This 100% accessible recreational site is all about inclusiveness. It will be a community for everyone regardless of their age or ability. Young and old alike will have a place where they can come, have a picnic, and enjoy the power of play with their family and friends.

SHARE THIS FLYER IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Press Release: Wing Memorial Hospital Corporation Awards Team Jessica, Inc. $4,500

TeamJessicaIncLogo2013Contact: Deanna Roux
Marketing & Communications Officer
Team Jessica, Inc.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Tel: 413.563.0602
Email: droux@charter.net
Web: www.teamjessicaonline.com

WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL CORPORATION AWARDS TEAM JESSICA, INC. $4,500

BELCHERTOWN, Mass., July 15, 2014 – Team Jessica, Inc. is happy to announce it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $4,500 from Wing Memorial Hospital Corporation. Team Jessica will use these funds to support the building of Jessica’s Boundless Playground (JBP), an effort that has been ongoing for the past four years.

JBP will be the only 100% all-inclusive playground in the area. It is designed to be a multi-generational activity structure that engages people of all ages and abilities. JBP will also allow wounded veterans in long-term rehab to experience the healing power and simple joy of playing with their own children.

The playground equipment and poured in place rubber surfacing will cost approximately $405,000. Team Jessica has hosted several fundraising events over the past four years and the effort has raised more than $325,000, including three Community Preservation Act grants from the Town of Belchertown totaling $140,000, a $40,000 grant from the Beveridge Family Foundation, and a $25,000 grant from the Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund and the Edwin P. and Wilbur O. Lepper Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts.

“We’re in the last phase of fundraising, working very hard every day,” said Team Jessica President, and mother of the playground’s namesake, Vicky Martins Auffrey. “We plan to order the equipment on Aug. 1 and start the community build Sept. 13, so this grant money is crucial at this stage in the process.”

“We’re so thankful to the Board of Directors at Wing for donating to Jessica’s Boundless Playground,” added Patti Thornton, Team Jessica’s grant writer. “It’s great to see the community pulling together and supporting this project in such big ways.”

About Team Jessica, Inc.: Team Jessica, Inc. supports and enhances awareness of people with disabilities in the surrounding communities of Western Massachusetts by supporting initiatives that will improve the lives of people with special needs. To learn more, please visit us online at http://www.teamjessicaonline.com, http://www.facebook.com/teamjessicainc and http://www.twitter.com/teamjessicainc.

Press Release: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts Awards Team Jessica, Inc. $25,000

TeamJessicaIncLogo2013Contact: Deanna Roux
Marketing & Communications Officer
Team Jessica, Inc.
Belchertown, MA 01007
Tel: 413.563.0602
Email: droux@charter.net
Web: www.teamjessicaonline.com

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS AWARDS TEAM JESSICA, INC. $25,000

BELCHERTOWN, Mass., July 12, 2014 – Team Jessica, Inc. is excited to announce it has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Credit Data Services, Inc. Fund and the Edwin P. and Wilbur O. Lepper Fund at the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts. Team Jessica will use these funds to support the building of Jessica’s Boundless Playground (JBP), an effort that has been ongoing for the past four years.

JBP will be the only 100% all-inclusive playground in the area. It is designed to be a multi-generational activity structure that engages people of all ages and abilities. JBP will also allow wounded veterans in long-term rehab to experience the healing power and simple joy of playing with their own children.

The playground equipment and poured in place rubber surfacing will cost approximately $405,000. Team Jessica has hosted several fundraising events over the past four years and the effort has raised more than $300,000, including three Community Preservation Act grants from the Town of Belchertown totaling $140,000 and a $40,000 grant from the Beveridge Family Foundation. This $25,000 Community Foundation grant will bring the fundraising total to $325,000.

“We’re in the last phase of fundraising, working very hard every day,” said Team Jessica President, and mother of the playground’s namesake, Vicky Martins Auffrey. “We plan to order the equipment on August 1 and start the community build September 13. Being awarded this grant is such an honor and makes all our plans closer to reality.”

“These final weeks before ordering the playground equipment are crucial in regards to fundraising,” added Patti Thornton, Team Jessica’s grant writer. “We are waiting to hear back from a few key players, so getting the letter from the Community Foundation yesterday was something we needed. It is helping us keep the momentum into the home stretch.”

About the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts: Founded in 1991, the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts administers a charitable endowment consisting of approximately 528 separately identified funds ($110 million) serving the three counties bordering the Connecticut River in Western Massachusetts (Hampden, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties).

Summer Soccer Clinic

SoccerBallJoin us for a Summer Soccer Clinic featuring BHS Varsity Girls Soccer Coach Christopher Mogavero and local high school and college players.

WHEN: June 25 (Rain date: June 27) at 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

WHERE: Upper field at Belchertown High School

WHO: Open to Boys and Girls in Grades 1-8

BRING: Cleats/sneakers, water, ball, shin guards and a snack

COST: $25 per player

REGISTER: Download the Registration Form

DEADLINE: Extended – Register at the field at 8:45 a.m. on 6/25.

To benefit Jessica’s Boundless Playground.

Please make checks payable to Team Jessica, Inc. Mail payment and completed registration form to: Team Jessica, Inc., P.O. Box 125, Belchertown, MA  01007

UMass Men’s Basketball Youth Clinic

Derek KelloggTeam Jessica, Inc. is pleased to announce that UMass Basketball Coach Derek Kellogg and his players will be hosting a Basketball Clinic and Meet & Greet the Players in support of Jessica’s Boundless Playground. Area boys and girls are invited to participate.

Date: Monday, June 16, 2014

Time: 6 – 8 p.m.

Location:
Belchertown High School Gymnasium
142 Springfield Road
Belchertown, MA 01007

Click to register!Cost: $40 per participant

Raffle: One ball boy/girl position for one home
game during the upcoming basketball season.

All monies will benefit Jessica’s Boundless Playground and are tax deductible.

Please submit a downloadable registration form. Participants may also register at the door.