Page 14 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 12, 2019 Super Bowl Champion Giacomini to hold football camp at Macdonald Stadium MALDEN HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS SLATE Friday, April 12, 2019 3:45pm Baseball: Boys Freshman Game vs. Melrose @ Pine Banks Park 4:00pm Baseball: Boys Varsity Game @ Lawrence 4:00pm Softball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Mystic Valley Regional Charter @ Callahan Park - Malden 5:00pm Volleyball: Boys Varsity Match @ Salem HS Monday, April 15, 2019 10:00am Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game @ Lynn Classical, Manning Bowl 10:00am Softball: Girls Freshman Game vs. Wakefield Memorial @ Anderson Field-Malden 10:00am Softball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Salem @ Callahan Park - Malden 10:00am Softball: Girls JV Game vs. Salem @ Amerige Park 11:30am Lacrosse: Boys JV Game @ Lynn Classical @ Manning Bowl 1:00pm Baseball: Boys Varsity Game vs. Salem, Pine Banks Park Breno Giacomini coaches a student during a previous Football Camp at Macdonald Stadium. (Photo Courtesy of the City of Malden) M alden native and NFL Super Bowl Champion Breno Giacomini will return to his hometown on Saturday, May 11 for his annual American Football Without Barriers (AFWB) camp. He will be joined by former NFL Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge at Macdonald Stadium on Pearl Street. The free camp is open to residents in neighboring communities and will hold sessions for youngsters in grades K-6 from 5-6:30 p.m. and in grades 7-12 from 7-9 p.m. Campers will be put through a variety of drills in an eff ort to improve their skills. Breno and his good friend Gary Barnidge founded AFWB, a football-related charity foundation in 2011. The foundation’s goal is to spread the game of football to underprivileged areas around the world by hosting yearly camps that support football clubs in other countries, as well as spending time to help out American local charities. Breno’s strong connection to his hometown along with his passion to give back to his community led him to off ering the program to Malden officials several years ago. Registration will be on May 11 at 4 p.m. at Macdonald Stadium. Participants may also register on line at www.afwbcamp.com. 1:00pm Baseball: Boys JV Game vs. Salem @ Pine Banks Park Tuesday, April 16, 2019 10:00am Lacrosse: Girls Varsity Game @ Revere, Della Russo Stadium 10:00am Outdoor Track: Girls Varsity Meet vs. Salem @ Macdonald Stadium-Malden 10:00am Outdoor Track: Boys Varsity Meet vs. Salem @ Macdonald Stadium, Malden 11:30am Lacrosse: Girls JV Game @Revere, Della Russo Stadium, Revere 6:00pm Baseball: Boys JV Game vs. Excel @ Memorial Park, East Boston Wednesday, April 17, 2019 10:00am Baseball: Boys Varsity Game v s . Somerville @ Pine Banks Park 10:00am Baseball: Boys JV Game vs. Somerville @ Pine Banks Park 10:00am Softball: Girls Varsity Game vs. Somerville @ Trum Field 10:00am Softball: Girls JV Game vs. Somerville @ Trum Field 10:00am Tennis: Girls Varsity Match @ Somerville, Tufts University, Medford 10:00am Tennis: Boys Varsity Match vs. Somerville @ Amerige Park-Malden Thursday, April 18, 2019 11:00am Volleyball: Boys Varsity Match @ Lowell Catholic @ Lowell Catholic High School 2:30pm Lacrosse: Boys Varsity Game vs. Everett @ Macdonald Stadium-Malden Friday, April 19, 2019 5:00pm Baseball: Boys Varsity Game v s . Greater Lawrence Tech @ Maplewood Park Malden River cleared for public boating or nearly 150 years, the Malden River served as the industrial sewer for oil refi neries, coal processing, tanneries and chemical production. Despite the history of contamination, no reliable public information existed about health risks posed by recreation on the river. 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The results show health risks for cancer are negligible over a lifetime of recreational boating on the Malden River. “In the absence of a rigorous health risk analysis, ‘stay away from the water’ has been the logical and appropriate precautionary advice given to the public in prior years. This report represents a breakthrough for the recreational use of the river,” said Kathy Vandiver of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Center for Environmental Health Sciences (MIT CEHS), a volunteer at the Friends of the Malden River. Overview of the work T his health risk study was completed by Gradient Corporation, MIT CEHS and the MyRWA. For the purposes of this study, sediment samples from the Malden River were collected during the summer of 2017 and analyzed for contaminants in certifi ed laboratories. The sediment samples were collected from nine locations: seven from potential public boat launch locations and two from existing boathouse launches. These were the Malden High School and Tufts University sites. Water samples were also collected from multiple locations along the river. Health risk methods ith the concentrations of contaminants at these locations in hand, analysts calculated the health risks faced by boaters who might come in contact with the water and sediments. To do this, the analysts considered a wide range of boaters, children, casual paddlers, and frequent competitive boaters. Importantly, they assumed that all boaters would frequently be exposed to maximal amounts of sediment and water. For example, the analysts assumed that boaters would capsize every time they went out; they would wade through sediments up to their knees every time they launched; and they would swallow water and sediments on every trip as well. This kind of risk study is called a “conservative” study, because it incorporates maximal risk factors into the calculations, thus generating a wide margin of safety. RIVER | SEE PAGE 17 W

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