2.8 min readBy Published On: April 20th, 2012Categories: Features3 Comments on A letter to our community

Hi everyone!  I’m writing a rare ‘serious’ post, so please bear with me.  It’s been a rough week or so in Southie.  Now I’m not writing about happened, just acknowledging the elephant in the room.  I know it has been weighing on most of our minds, and if you’ve read any of the comments on local news websites, you know that some people just couldn’t wait to trash our community (if you haven’t read the comments, don’t).  I want to state for the record that I love South Boston.  Like any place else, we have our problems, but I really do love living here.  I think what I love most is the sense of community, and I’m giving everyone reading this a chance to do some good in this community – South Boston Girls Softball needs our help.

First a little back story, in 2008 a group of parents worked their bums off to get a softball league off the ground, and this season it has grown to over 200 local girls playing in four different age divisions.  Well this year South Boston Girls Softball (SBGS) needs our help and they need it fast.  Their season is slated to start May 4th, and there is a big funding gap that has to be filled.  Listen up local businesses; there are four different levels of sponsorship: Hall of Fame for $1500, MVP for $1000, All Star for $500, and Golden Glove for $250 (email me at [email protected] to find out what you get in return for your donation). 

Right about now you might be saying, “Heather I can’t just write a check like that but I want to help, what can I do?” Oh I’m so glad you asked!  I think we need to think outside the box.  Eastside Yoga is going to host a fundraiser yoga class next Wednesday, May 2nd at 7:45pm, make any donation you like and it goes to the SBGS, so get your booty down to Eastside Yoga.  I’ll see you there.  Let’s all try to follow their example.  If you work in a gym or are a certified personal trainer, maybe you could throw together a bootcamp fundraiser?  Work in the bar or restaurant industry?  What about a softball night?  Charge a small cover or give a percentage of proceeds on a designated night.  Work in a salon?  What about donating a couple hours to do some blowouts for the cause?  Put your thinking caps on and let’s see if we can raise some dough!  Email me your event and I promise to promote it and your business – it’s a win/win.

Can’t think of any way to raise money?  You can make a donation, $5, $10, $20, whatever you want to give.  There’s an envelope behind the bar at the L St. Tavern, stop by have a drink and get some good karma points.  Come on guys, whether you were born and raised here or you just moved here last weekend, Southie is our community, and we should do all we can to keep it a great place to live.  Think globally, shop locally, and let’s raise some money so these little chickens can play softball.



  1. Judyann Haney April 26, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Hi Heather, I’m from Perth Amboy, in Jersey, I know just what your talking about when it comes to people trashing the Town that belongs to . Towns like ours have substance and character and a deepness of ethics and honor that no affluent neighborhood can fathom. My Highschool is an Abbot District H.S. Yet our Track and Field Coach is a former New York Giants Football Team Player. Because of his belief in the boys, a member of the Track and Field broke the High Jump Record. Let them trash our town, let them trash our citizens, and youth, because., remember That God does not take public opinions to consideration. God used people from towns and neighborhoods who are trashed with words to raise up achievers in every walk if life. He does it to confuse those who think they know it all. Think about it, Jesus came out Nazareth. People looked down on Nazareth. Guess what happened, God let His Son have the last word on the Third day.. Everyone in Southie ,,”GHold your heads and chins high” There are alot of Shining Diamonds in Southie. Precious Gems. Who ever is blind to it had missed the best boat in the USA.
  2. Jen Law April 27, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Are they looking for coaches or umps?

  3. peter mitchell April 27, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I’ve lived in Southie for 16 years now…i know i’m not from South Boston……and will never claim to be…not because “um what are the words”…not becasue I don’t want to be , but becasue I’m not…I love this place an love all the people i have met here. Good friends…who will stand by you and with you…beautiful country and ocean and houses and archetecture…and do I need to go on???? lol…i walk the streets with my dog at 1am 2am…..and I am not scared….well she is  tough dog……but has never had to be tested…I thought i’d invest in Southie 16 years ago…I’m still here….and have made alot of great friends and met alot of nice people…and everyone I meet that should be here says the same thing…



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