BOSTON (AP) — A group of Boston residents with ties to Newtown, Conn., is set to gather at Fenway Park to raise funds for a children's museum in the town where a gunman shot and killed 26 elementary school children and educators in December.
Organizers say proceeds from the March 23rd fundraiser will go to the EverWonder Children's Museum, an initiative launched in 2011 to establish a children's museum to Newtown.
Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Dawn Hochsprung, who died in the shooting, was one of the earliest supporters of museum plans.
The museum will operate in a recently donated temporary space while officials raise money for a permanent location.
Future plans for museum exhibits include a tribute to the shooting victims.
The fundraiser at a Fenway Park pavilion will include live music, special guests, food and drinks.
Night for Newtown at Fenway Park: www.newtowninboston.com