In the afternoon of Monday April 15th 2013 I was driving with my kids from Connecticut, where we live, to my sister’s house in Pennsylvania. It was during the drive that we heard about the tragic events in Boston at the Marathon. We were only hearing bits and pieces of information on the radio as we sat in traffic in New York and New Jersey. But it brought back memories of hearing news about 9/11, Sandy Hook, and other senseless tragedies we have experienced in our corner of the world in recent years. A sense of helplessness.

If those other events taught me anything about how to deal with the most recent issue, is that we all need to continue on with more love, happiness, and kindness to overwhelm the grief. To engulf it with ten times more positive energy and not let these lunatics create fear or anger amongst us.

That is why I have decided to continue on with the launch of Timmo’s Challenge Boston this Saturday. The Boston version skirts the very street that this terrible event happened. But it also winds its way throughout the rest of the great city of Boston. I think that anyone willing to take on the Boston Challenge will help to show the resilience and strength of the city.

But we also wanted to add that extra positive energy into the launch event. So we’ve decided to donate all proceed from this app to The One Fund, a fund created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help the people most effected by the explosions. We will donate every single dollar we earn from the challenge to The One Fund, even if people don’t actually take the challenge themselves.

You can download the app for $4.99 from the Windows Phone Store here…

Boston Challenge

We will still offer the practice version of the app as well for free for those that want to try out the first two levels Boston Challenge. You can download that version here…

And we will still be holding the Launch Party at the Microsoft Store at the Prudential Center at 10 am on Saturday. We will be doing a quick tutorial, answering questions, and then people can go out and try out the app for themselves. Then at 3 pm we will meet back at the store for refreshments and feedback. We’ll have giveaways and a raffle or two. You can RSVP to the launch party here…

Coventry Launching Too

Also immediately available is the Historic Coventry version of Timmo’s Challenge that takes place in my home town of Coventry, Connecticut. This app can be downloaded for FREE from the Windows Phone Store here…

Coventry Challenge

This is a fun way to learn about how Timmo’s Challenge works. It is set in a small town, not a city like the rest of the challenges. And it has levels at historic locations and town parks throughout the town.

If you have any questions about these or other Timmo’s Challenge locations please contact me.