Students ‘play ball’ for Beatrice

  • Proceeds from the 17th annual NHTI Wiffle Ball Benefit Tournament will go to Beatrice, a 4-year-old with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome. Courtesy

Published: 9/7/2018 1:43:48 PM
HopkintonLibrary set up at Slusser Center

Due to the lightning strike Aug. 3, the town library will be closed until further notice. However, you can still visit us in our temporary quarters in the lower level of the Slusser Center from Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. We are maintaining a small circulating collection of books, movies, audiobooks, and children’s materials. You also can check out discounted or free passes to N.H. museums; the Peabody Essex Museum in Peabody, Mass.; and to Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum, and Museum of Science. All online services continue to be available, as is InterLibrary Loan. Because we will be restoring the majority of our collection through a meticulous cleaning process, we are not looking for any book donations. We expect to re-open in three to six months. Please check out our website, Facebook and blog for regular updates. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have questions. Thanks to all for your support. We have a singular opportunity to reflect upon all that we do and we have so much to be thankful for – we’ll be back!

ConcordStudents ‘play ball’ for Beatrice

In the first major philanthropic event of the year at Concord’s Community College, NHTI is holding a Charity Wiffle Ball Tournament on Sept. 15. The school is seeking 10-player teams from other colleges, high schools, businesses, families – “whoever wants to have a great time and make a difference in someone’s life while doing it.” Games begin at 9 a.m., and are scheduled every hour throughout the day, both outdoors on the campus quad (weather permitting) and indoors in the Goldie Crocker Wellness Center Gym. With each team trying to score as many runs as possible in three, five-minute innings, the pace of the tourney is frantic and sure to be a great time. There will be plenty of refreshments for players, and also raffles and a silent auction during the day. The Wiffle Ball Tournament is an annual fundraiser coordinated between NHTI and Partners in Health, a statewide community-based program that provides support to families of children with chronic health conditions. This year’s tournament will benefit a local 4-year-old girl named Beatrice who has been diagnosed with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, a connective tissue disorder. Funds are raised by team registration fees and a silent auction held during the tournament. (The registration fee is $100 from the team members, matched by $100 from a business sponsor.) Local businesses are also contributing food for the tournament, gift certificates and other items to include in the auction, and cash. The event is open to the public; admission is by donation. All proceeds will directly benefit Beatrice and her family. For more info, contact 230-4045 or

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