Charlies Southie CF Softball Tournament

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Charlie Tufts Cystic Fibrosis Softball Tournament

Event Info
Date: September 14th, 2024.
Location: Joe Moakley Park, South Boston MA.

We are approaching the 11th year anniversary since the inaugural South Boston Cystic Fibrosis softball tournament Charlie Tufts started in 2013. This year’s tournament will be held on September 14th at Moakley Park in South Boston. On game day we will have a highly competitive softball tournament w/ up to 20 teams competing for a shot at the title along with a bean bag toss competition, prizes and other fun activities to enjoy.  We welcome you to invite your friends and family to join us at the park!

Charlie was a huge advocate for the Cystic Fibrosis community, organizing the original CF Softball tournament which has recently evolved into the CTCF (Charlie Tufts Cystic Fibrosis) Softball Tournament to honor his legacy, hard work, and personal fight against CF. In 10 years and 7 tournaments this fundraiser has now raised roughly $400k towards Cystic Fibrosis research. For updates & details on this year’s upcoming softball tournament follow @ctcfsoftballtournament on Instagram and join our Annual CF Softball Tournament group page on facebook!

This was Charlie’s Message in 2017:
“Dear Cystic Fibrosis Community Supporters,

Fundraising for a Cystic Fibrosis cure is something that I’ve been doing since I was diagnosed at the age of two.  My mother Virginia would walk me door to door in our Milton neighborhood to ask our neighbors to support the CF Foundation’s Great Strides Walkathon.  Over the years we built up a fundraising force of friends and family.  However, after losing her to cancer in 2002 we also lost the wind from our sails.”
“So in 2013, we decided to start a softball tournament fundraiser that would recapture the spirit that my mother instilled in us and continue to fight for a cure.  By creating an exciting event and spreading the word we have grown from six teams and under one hundred people in year one to 20 teams and over 500 people in 2016.  With that our proceeds have grown from roughly $7k in our first year to over $50k in 2016.  We are looking to continue the momentum and have set our sights on $100k for our 2017 goal!”

Picking up where Charlie left off:

In 2017 thanks to all participants and donors that year, Charlie’s Cystic Fibrosis Softball tournament far exceeded the goal of $100k and reached almost $125k and received the 2017 Hope in Action Award at the 62nd annual Massachusetts Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Annual Dinner on February 15th, 2018. At the time Charlie was on the waiting list for a lung transplant at Mass General Hospital, so in his place his very close friend and CF advocate Nicole Corcoran accepted the award on his behalf. Since then, the Softball tournament was put on a brief hold while Charlie received a lung transplant in 2018, recovered and after a 2 year hard fought battle we lost him to Cystic Fibrosis complications in November 2020. Now in honor of Charlie’s hard work we are picking up where he left off, carrying on his legacy by bringing back his Softball Tournament in 2022 raising $80k and 2023 raising $76,561 continuing to fight this disease until a cure is found! Our goal this year will be $100K.

How can you help? 
Donations can be made via our event page on the CF Foundation website (this is preferred method), or cash can be donated on game day at the field or via venmo to @peter-tufts w/description CTCF, or via check mailed to:
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation,
220 North Main St. Suite 104,
 Natick Massachusetts 01760, (noted with "CTCF Softball Tournament").

If you are interested in the tournament or entering a team, reach out ASAP to and I will set your team up with its own donation page to track appropriately.

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation has fueled dramatic improvements in cystic fibrosis research and care. Because of the Foundation, people with CF are living longer and healthier lives.  The outlook for people with CF continues to improve year after year.
Thank you in advance for your support and participation in this event, you are helping to make a difference for people living with CF and each year we are getting one step closer to a cure.

-Peter Tufts