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Friday, August 31, 2012

Ward 5 Businesses & Friends Come Through for Ryan Harrington Foundation

Ryan Harrington
There are so many things I know and love about the City of Somerville, but yet I am always open to new experiences from the place I have called home for 32 years. I recently sent out emails to some businesses owners asking for gift certificates as raffle items for the first annual corn toss tournament benefiting the Ryan Harrington Foundation, hosted by The Pub (682 Broadway/Ball Square). What I got in return was a reminder of how truly generous and thoughtful Somerville business owners are! Within a few minutes of hitting send, my iPhone was buzzing with responses of “absolutely,” “I’d love to,” and “count me in.”

By the following Wednesday I had close to $300 worth of gifts to drop off at the house of Ryan’s Mother and Father and got to hear them explain, with excitement and slight exhaustion, the amount of work they were doing to make this event a success!

In closing, I would like to extend my most heartfelt gratitude to the below mentioned businesses who came through to be a part of, what I hope, will be a longstanding tradition of supporting great Somerville youth organizations and keeping the memory of Ryan Harrington alive and strong!

With Sincerest Regards,
Courtney O’Keefe

The first annual corn toss tournament benefiting the Ryan Harrington Foundation will take place at Trum Field on September 15th starting at 9am. If you would like more information, please visit their website at

99 Restaurant
20 Cummings Street

On the Hill Tavern
499 Broadway

Olde Magoun’s Saloon
518 Medford Street

Somerville Brewing Company: Slumbrew
1310 Broadway

Eat at Jumbo’s
688 Broadway

Ball Square Café
708 Broadway

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