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Life is Good has a festival each summer to raise money for charity. The one last year (here) was a huge success, so I can only expect this year to be bigger and better.

One of the things they're doing this year is hosting a competition called the "World's Greatest Backyard Athlete" to raise additional funds.

More than 100 individuals will compete in this friendly, low-key competition for the coveted title while raising funds for the Life is good Kids Foundation. Proceeds from this year’s festival will be directed by the foundation to Project Joy, a Boston-based non-profit organization whose mission is to use the healing power of play to transform children impacted by violence, poverty and loss into healthy and joyful players in the game of life.

The pledge-driven competition, sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, features men and women putting their skills to the test through a number of old-fashioned backyard games including Frisbee toss, bocce, watermelon seed spitting, and Wiffle Ball Homerun Derby. Competing athletes commit to raise at least $1,000 for the Life is good Kids Foundation.
The top fundraiser will win a three night stay at the Four Points by Sheraton Palmas del Mar Resort in Puerto Rico.

The event is going to be held on July 19th. Click (here) to get more information on how to sign up and compete. It's for a good cause - so bust out the wiffleball bat and start practicing.


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