Gentle Giant Moving Company Hosts Charity Softball Tournament to Support Groundwork Somerville

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Local Businesses Raise Thousands for Charity and Shine Spotlight on Community Health & Wellness

Gentle Giants Hunter Gates and Craig Averett enjoy the Softball Trophy... for now.

...supporting athletics, health & wellness, and community spirit has always been a focus of Gentle Giant's

Gentle Giant Moving Company, the premier residential and interstate moving and storage company in Massachusetts, has partnered with several generous businesses to raise thousands of dollars for local organization Groundwork Somerville via the GIANT Health Charity Softball Tournament. The double elimination tournament, set to be played at Danehy Park on Sunday August 12th, was organized to promote Health & Wellness within the community by raising money for Groundwork Somerville, a charitable organization striving to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment through the development of community-based partnerships which empower people, businesses and organizations to promote environmental, economic and social well-being.

The competition will be fierce as local businesses, including Deland, Gibson Insurance, Fringe Union, PA’s Lounge, and Taza Chocolate, have put together hard-hitting teams of softball powerhouses; all for the chance to win Prize Packs and an MVP Grand Prize, generously donated by Reebok. Win or lose, all of the teams will look great in the terrific organic softball shirts being provided by eartheaded, who also entered a team in the tournament.

Local businesses who are not competing in the tournament, such as Eastern Benefits Group and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, still contributed to the pending success of Gentle Giant’s fundraising efforts by making extremely generous donations to Groundwork Somerville directly. Redbones BBQ of Davis Square and Whole Foods Market Medford also got in the Health & Wellness community spirit by providing waters, healthy snacks, and delicious BBQ for the players and spectators to enjoy during this grand day.

Gentle Giant Founder and CEO Larry O’Toole found himself getting wrapped up in the excitement too. “This GIANT Health Softball Tournament is a Grand Slam for us, because supporting athletics, health & wellness, and community spirit has always been a passion of Gentle Giant's,” O’Toole explained. “We’re also very grateful these other wonderful businesses are as enthusiastic as we are about supporting such a wonderful cause.”

The tournament is open to everyone in the community to come cheer for their favorite local business, play around the beautiful Danehy Park, and enjoy a great day of softball fun. The first games start at 10:00 am and will continue throughout the day.

About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.

Founded in 1980, Massachusetts Moving Company Gentle Giant is a premier residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, interstate moving, and international moving service. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, twelve-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" award, and 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing services and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from its 18 offices in California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit

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