Here’s the scoop: the Jimmy Fund is looking for area schools, youth groups, college organizations and clubs, and other student organizations to participate in the Jimmy Fund Scooper Schools Program. Now in its tenth year, the Jimmy Fund Scooper Schools Program provides New England students the opportunity to earn free admission for a day at the Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl presented by Walgreens, by planning and participating in fundraising projects for the Jimmy Fund.
The 33rd annual Jimmy Fund Scooper Bowl takes place on June 2, 3 and 4, at Boston’s City Hall Plaza. More than ten tons and 30 flavors of popular ice creams and other frozen treats will be served at this all-you-can-eat ice cream festival. All proceeds support adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Earning free admission to the event is based on a school’s fundraising total. Fundraising a minimum of $250 provides free event admission for 30 students/teachers. The higher the totals, the more tickets the school will receive. From read-a-thons, to car washes, bake sales, ice cream sundae parties and basketball tournaments, the Scooper Schools Program encourages participants to get creative in their fundraising projects. Since the Scooper Schools program began in 2006, the program has raised more than $125,000 for the Jimmy Fund.
General admission to the Scooper Bowl is $10, $5 for children ages 3-9, and free for children under age three from noon to 8 p.m. each day. Since the event’s inception in 1983 the Scooper Bowl has raised more than $4.5 million for adult and pediatric patient care and cancer research at Dana-Farber. For more information on the Scooper Schools Program visit www.scooperbowl.org.
About the Jimmy Fund
The Jimmy Fund (www.JimmyFund.org) solely supports Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, raising funds for adult and pediatric cancer care and research to improve the chances of survival for cancer patients around the world. It is an official charity of the Boston Red Sox, as well as the official charity of the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, the Pan-Mass Challenge, and the Variety Children’s Charity of New England. Since 1948, the generosity of millions of people has helped the Jimmy Fund save countless lives and reduce the burden of cancer for patients and families worldwide. Follow the Jimmy Fund on Facebook: www.facebook.com/thejimmyfund and on Twitter: @TheJimmyFund.