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Having a ball in Swampscott

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Ryan Filipiak, Owen Pulaski, Gabe Bookman, Domenic Cella, Charlie Brogna and Cam Gold act silly with Chomps.

By GAYLA CAWLEY

SWAMPSCOTT — Following the success of the father-daughter dance, a bunch of moms approached For the Love of Swampscott members and asked about the potential for a mother and son event.

Last year, For the Love of Swampscott (FLOS) helped the Swampscott Police Association with the annual father-daughter dance, which will be Friday, June 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Swampscott High School.

But this year the local nonprofit decided to focus its energies on organizing an event for mothers and sons, according to Diane O’Brien, event chair for FLOS.

FLOS will host a “baseball-themed” Mother/Son event for Swampscott families on Saturday, June 10 at 5 p.m. at Fraser Field in Lynn for a North Shore Navigators game.

“We look forward to hosting this fun event for mothers and sons to spend time together,” said FLOS members in a statement. “And as always, all special someones are welcome.”

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O’Brien said the group wanted to do something outdoors and in the summer, so they came up with the idea for a baseball game and contacted the North Shore Navigators. She said the team’s owner is excited and is going to help FLOS produce an amazing event.

O’Brien said a tailgate party will be held in the parking lot at 5 p.m., where people can check in and get goody bags. Gymja Warriors will be doing a demo. Then, everyone will proceed into the ballpark, and some of the kids will hold American flags during the national anthem when players are introduced. A few of the kids will get to go onto the field and play some of the silly games the Navigators have, she said.

“I can’t reiterate enough that it is going to be off the charts,” O’Brien said. “I think it is going to be a lot of fun. Every time I go into that ballpark, I get more and more excited.”

Tickets are $40 per couple and $20 for each additional boy. The ticket price includes a pre-game tailgate party, keepsake photo, themed goody bag, on field activities, pizza and beverages. Parking is free, but carpooling is recommended. Tickets can be purchased at www.fortheloveofswampscott.org. They are limited and are expected to sell out.


Gayla Cawley can be reached at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @GaylaCawley.

 

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