‘The Town’ Star Ben Affleck Teaming up With Jimmy Fund for Charity Race


September 5, 2010

Think you know your way around Boston? Want to help out a great cause?

On Sep. 14, the Jimmy Fund will hold an Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt throughout Boston in which teams of two will compete for prizes, including tickets to an advance screening of The Town, a new film from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures.

The Town — which takes place in nearby Charlestown, Mass., and stars actors such as John Hamm, Blake Lively, Jeremy Renner and Boston-native Ben Affleck — is set to open nationwide Sept. 17. The first 15 teams to complete the race will win tickets to the U.S. premiere of The Town on Sept. 14 at Fenway Park. Members of the best two teams also will receive tickets to the premiere after party.

Affleck is a long-time supporter of the Jimmy Fund and makes regular appearances during the annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon that takes place every August.

The race will begin at 10 a.m. at City Hall Plaza and will last six hours.

Participants must be 21 years or older, and all proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Fund.

Be sure to check out the trailer for The Town below.

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