All Smiles at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl
The annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl is the nation's largest all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. The Scooper Bowl serves up ice cream and frozen yogurt from the nation's leading ice cream companies to support cancer research. Since its inception in 1983, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl has raised more than $5 million for cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The SFP Wealth Team volunteered their time in June of 2016 and had a great time scooping ice cream, selling tickets and raising funds for cancer research.
Pictured from left to right – Dan McDonnell, Raymond Pedrick, Emily Cluff, Andrew Cleary, Amy Fradkin, Dan Cappucci, Michelle Cerone and Seth Waltz
Inspired by the Imaginations of Children - Built from the Ground up by Volunteers
At one time, the Stone Zoo's playground was nothing more than a fenced-in concrete black top with an old basketball hoop. With the help of almost 200 community volunteers, this eyesore was quickly converted into a beautiful new playground and community garden, in one day! The playground's design is based off of elements from drawings created by children from the Stoneham community. The project is part of Baystate Financial Charitable Foundation's ongoing commitment to serving the greater Boston community.
The project was sponsored by the nonprofit KaBOOM!, a group that develops playgrounds in underserved areas across the country. Members of the SFP Wealth Team proudly took part in this endeavor and moved mulch for the playground base, assembled play equipment, painted colorful murals and planted flower and vegetable beds. It was a memorable experience for all and powerful reminder of the importance of team work.
Pictured left to right – Elyse Citroni, JD Verniero and Emily Cluff