On Sunday, August 4, 2013, The Mystic Wellington and Winter Hill Yacht Clubs hosted a “Fishin’ with a Mission, for Autism Awareness.” Autism is a lifelong developmental disability and neurological disorder, affecting 1 in 88 children nationwide. Over 60 volunteers from both Yacht Clubs helped to put together and run this important fundraising event. The Clubs hosted over 80 autistic children along with their families and they enjoyed a day of relaxation and fun, participating in boat rides, arts and crafts, a water slide, all day cookout and many other family-oriented activities. Hundreds attended to show support for Autism Awareness. Over $10,000 was raised for Fishin’ with a Mission, “My Little Buddy’s Boat.com”, a non-profit organization dedicated to autism awareness.
Jerry Ramasci, Mass B.A.S.S. Nation Youth & Conservation Director, and Joe DiGirolamo, Commodore, Mystic Wellington Yacht Club, would like to extend sincere thanks to the following Medford businesses and those from surrounding communities who stepped forward to support this cause and make the event an outstanding success: Mayor McGlynn and the City of Medford, Mystic Wellington and Winter Hill Yacht Clubs, Regina’s Pizzeria, Margaritas Restaurant, Boston Sports Club, C.B. Scoops Ice Cream, Station Landing, Marty’s Catering/Montvale Plaza, Elizabeth Grady, Kelly’s Roast Beef, Modern Pastry, Carroll’s Restaurant, Colleen’s Ice cream, Carli Fence Company, Boccelli’s Restaurant, Century Bank, Italo Bakery, Patsy’s Bakery, Atlantic Coast Seafood, Kelly Square Pub, Boston Duck Tours, Frank’s Steak House, Rockafellas Restaurant, Triple AAA, J.R. Fishing Gear and the Mass B.A.S.S. Nation.
Pictured below, left to right: Commodore DiGirolamo, City Councillor Breanna Lungo-Koehn, Mayor Michael J. McGlynn, and Luke Delany and Eli Delany of “My Little Buddy’s Boat.”