Boston Red Sox

For the Patriots, Red Sox and Bruins fans in your life…OYO Sports

 Sports Fans Unite! Oyo Sports has you covered!

 

IMG_8144Being from New England, our family has some serious life-long sports allegiances, and I’m guessing maybe your family does, too. And if you have little sports fans who are into Legos, you are going to love this. OYO Sports is a local Massachusetts company that makes licensed collectible mini-figures that fit with all major building sets (that means Legos)  They’re collectibles but not precious collectibles which adds up to terrific gifts for my nephews (who are into both Legos and sports teams). Phew, I am all set with my shopping for them. Local company, check. Sports fans, check. Legos fans, check. Wow. I wish all of my holiday shopping was this easy. These cool sets and figurines are a great way to connect your sports fans with the fun of building and open ended play. And, yes, older fans are fans, too. Tough to think of a gift for Dad or Grandpa? A favorite player figure is a great start. Share the fun and get a family gift of the hockey set.

So for us? It’s the Patriots Trainer Cart, Pat Patriot (the mascot) and not to be missed Tom Brady and Gronkowski figures for one nephew, and Wally (the mascot), Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz figures and the Infield set for another. IMG_4281Don’t worry. I have it on good authority that they don’t read my blog – no surprises will be ruined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out Oyo in nearby stores – available at local Target, Modell’s, Bob’s Dick’s and Kohl’s.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but did receive some OYO Sports items to facilitate this review. And, yes, I am giving them to my nephews. All opinions are always,and always will be, unabashedly my own.

Think It Up! Staples Donates to Local Area Schools

Thank you, Staples, for making me like you even more. Truth be told you had me, years ago, with this ad:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iz56prGBiS8
It’s not enough that you are our go to for all things school and office, but now this?

Staples and Joe Kelly Support Boston, Cambridge and MetroWest Teachers with Think It Up™

Joe Kelly, Kirk Saville

Staples announced that it has funded 214 local classroom projects in the Boston, Cambridge and MetroWest communities, as part of its recent pledge (in the amount of $10 million) to Think it Up™, a new national initiative of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) is looking to start a new movement in support of students, teachers and schools, by creating a culture of excitement about learning everywhere in America. This fall, Think It Up, in partnership with DonorsChoose.org, will look to fund student-powered, teacher-led learning projects in classrooms across the country.

Red Sox Pitcher and Think It Up ambassador Joe Kelly attended the announcement in support of Boston’s students and teachers. “It’s great knowing this generous donation will help make meaningful learning projects happen in classrooms throughout the Boston area, thanks to Think It Up, DonorsChoose.org, and Staples’ commitment to supporting students,” Kelly said.

DonorsChoose.org  was founded in 2000, and has helped fund more than 236,000 classroom projects for teachers and helped more than 14 million students. Today, in the Greater Boston area, Staples fully funded every project on DonorsChoose.org in Boston Public Schools, Cambridge Public Schools and MetroWest communities. More than $204,000 was donated to help 173 teachers fulfill classroom needs and helped 14,063 students across 85 schools in the Greater Boston area.

“We’re thrilled to fund all of the projects in the Boston, Cambridge and Metrowest communities and to work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Think It Up initiative and DonorsChoose.org to ensure classrooms have the supplies and resources they need,” said Alison Corcoran, senior vice president, North American stores and online marketing, Staples. “Through our Staples for Students program, we’re proud to build on our rich history of supporting education with our $10 million pledge to Think It Up that will make a difference in America’s classrooms.”

I know a few teachers (I’m even related to a few) so I know it’s true that teachers spend their own money for their classrooms so this is an especially important initiative.

How can you help? Support Think It Up, you can donate a dollar at a Staples store or visit http://www.thinkitup.org to learn more.

I did receive a gift card from Staples (oh, happy day) which I plan on using immediately. Thank you, Staples. All opinions are, and always will be, my own, and my love for that ad is for always.

Gotta Love Fenway

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End of Summer Family Fun Packs – Fenway Park

I’m on a bit of Back-To-School tear – ordering backpacks, trying to figure out school supplies without lists (you know the drill), and will even be hosting a $50 giveaway to P&G‘s e-store later this week. But before we get back in the to the swing of things, let’s appreciate the last days of summer by getting to the ballpark one more time.

Fenway Park says summer in our house (well, that and lemonade) so here is a special family offer from our favorite home team, the Red Sox.

This fantastic family fun day includes:

  • Game tickets
  • FREE parking in the Prudential Center Garage, brought to you by The Shops at Prudential Center
  • FREE Boston Duck Tours ride from the garage to Fenway Park*
  • Early entry to the ballpark through the family entrance at Gate C to watch batting practice in the bleachers
  • Activity booklets for the kids
  • FREE Boston Duck Tours ride back to the parking lot
  • 20% off at the Red Sox Team Store on Yawkey Way

Early entry begins at 4:40pm. Duck Boats will run on a continual loop from 4:15pm. Last Duck Boat is 30 minutes after the final out of the game.

photo-34Go here for available dates and to buy tickets – End of Summer Family Fun Packs

 

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