For the past two years, members of the Harvard community have participated in the Ride for Food, fundraising on behalf of Food for Free.Collectively, the Harvard team raised more than $10,000 for Food for Free. That complements the more than 100,000 pounds of food Harvard University Dining Services has donated since it partnered with Food for Free in the fall of 2014.Team Harvard ready to Ride for Food. Photo by C. MartinTeam Harvard is hitting the road once again, on Sept. 23, 2018 in Dedham, and they’re eager to grow the team with some new avid bikers/foodies on the squad!Cyclists are asked to raise a minimum of $300 dollars in donations (but aim for $1,000 per person). The ride has 10- 25- or 50-mile courses. The ride concludes with a lunch and music. Extensive details about the ride can be found at https://www.threesquaresne.org/ride-for-food/This year, the ride includes additional options for participating, including a “spinning” version of the ride, and an optional to join virtually if you can’t be in Dedham that day.Interested or willing to join the team? Contact [email protected] to learn more.Anyone riding for Team Harvard will be equipped with a Harvard shirt! Read Full Story read more
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Connersville, In. — Officials with Reid Health, a nationally-recognized health system committed to serving communities throughout Indiana and Ohio, and Fayette Memorial Hospital Association announced today they have entered into an agreement for Reid Health to acquire a substantial portion of the assets of Fayette Regional Health System in Connersville, Indiana.This announcement comes after the decision by Fayette Regional to file for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy code in October 2018. The specific terms of the transaction will be disclosed in the Fayette Bankruptcy Case and include a payment of $12.75 million to the bankruptcy estate of Fayette. The proposed transaction requires final Bankruptcy Court and regulatory approvals and is expected to be finalized in mid-July 2019.“We are pleased to have been chosen to support the residents of Fayette County and the surrounding region by maintaining access to high-quality healthcare services,” said Craig Kinyon, president and CEO of Reid Health. “Reid Health has proudly served Connersville and the surrounding communities for decades, and we’re looking forward to continuing to provide our friends and neighbors with the exceptional care they deserve.”Reid Health currently provides a wide scope of services in Connersville that include primary, specialty and urgent care, lab and radiology.Randy White, president and CEO of Fayette Regional pledged his support for the transition.“Reid Health is a known entity in our community, and we look forward to working with them through this transition,” White said. “I want to thank our talented team of employees, nurses, and physicians for continuing to provide our patients with an exceptional experience during this time.”Reid Health officials expect to be at Fayette Regional in the coming weeks to discuss details of the transition with leadership and others at Fayette Regional.“Moving forward, we’ll be taking into consideration the unique demographics of Connersville and the surrounding communities, sustainable clinical resources, and the viability of the facilities,” Kinyon said. “Ultimately, we’re committed to offering high-quality healthcare services in the community.” read more
To that end, the blending of the players and the gaming is one attempt to get younger fans behind the sport. There’s no single promise or formula, there’s no amount of focus groups that’ll get the answer to how to get those kids more behind the sport, but it’s worth a shot. And the strange, unfortunate side of the “MLB: The Show” Players League is that we likely wouldn’t have gotten it without a global pandemic. Still, it was a little bit of levity in a time where baseball fans needed it.It might have been a little late, but it’s definitely not too little. It’s a small lead off first base that might eventually score a run. Blake Snell might have won the battle, but baseball fans may have won the war.With Snell taking home the honors of the “MLB: The Show” Players League, the door may have been irrevocably opened Really, baseball fans of all sorts have been clamoring for a bigger peek behind the curtain for years. For a sport that’s played almost every day for six months, the players are till relative unknowns to its fans. It’s a weird paradox in which regionalized fandom, blackouts and players’ willingness to cooperate can only go so far as an excuse for MLB.This year, with the coronavirus pandemic delaying the start of the season indefinitely, 30 players from 30 teams took to the internet to play an “MLB: The Show 20” tournament. Fans who were inclined to pay attention got small doses of personality from its players, like Snell, Lucas Giolito, Brett Phillips, Hunter Pence and others. David Dahl even went as far to retire from the esport in its entirety.I’ve made the difficult decision to hang up my controller. 🎮 After going 6-23 in the #MLBPlayersLeague, I’ll be retiring from MLB The Show. Thanks to the fans for your unwavering support. pic.twitter.com/AtY5MhJ6Y5— David Dahl (@ddahl21) April 28, 2020This! This is what we want! This is all fans want! Give us a little more. Let us see guys playing video games. Let us see dudes getting emotional over giving up an e-homer. Let’s see them joke a little bit with their competition. Let’s see them get mad over missing a play in the outfield. It’s fun. It’s lighthearted. Of course, there needs to be cooperation from the players, but of the 30, 26-man rosters across the sport, it shouldn’t be hard to find guys who want to promote themselves for a few nuggets at a time.Unfortunately, baseball is so set and drenched in “tradition” and being a “national pastime” that it took a long time for the sport to catch up and realize the modern athlete isn’t as buttoned down and serious as the one 30 years ago. There’s obviously a bit of snootiness that goes with MLB, but if there’s ever been an opportunity to show the fans more of its players, it’s now.Eduardo Rodríguez, Amir Garrett and Blake Snell talking about facing Joey Gallo. 🗑️🗣️😂From: https://t.co/uf3Y2nK75G pic.twitter.com/xp0gybgTev— Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja) April 11, 2020Yeah, these guys share agents and, yeah, these guys are buddies behind the scenes a lot more often than they are opponents on the field. This isn’t inherently a bad thing, even with the guise of hot-blooded competition waning throughout sports in a social-media era.Even MLB commissioner Rob Manfred acknowledged the importance of the esports competition and showcasing its talents when they can’t be on the field.”I think that esports are really important to our future,” Manfred said during the ESPN broadcast. … “We think that gaming can be an entree for us to attract new fans, younger fans, where technology is so important. It’s a crucial part of our business plan moving forward.” read more
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