Join us for the Wildflower Camp Foundation's premier event of the year, The Wildflower Gala. The celebration will take place on Wednesday evening, September 9th in the Lighthouse at the Seaport Hotel, Boston. It will be a wonderful celebration of Wildflower's important mission, accomplishments and vision for the future. Gather with friends and Wildflower supporters to enjoy an evening of downtown fun while supporting an important nonprofit organization.
Paul Burton Accepts the Legacy Award
The Burton Family will receive the Wildflower Legacy Award. Paul Burton will accept the award on behalf of his family in honor of his dad Ron Burton, Sr., and his legacy, The Ron Burton Training Village. A former Patriot running back, Ron, Sr., founded The Ron Burton Training Village in 1985. Their mission is to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth in the areas of dynamic character and leadership development, physical fitness, social and educational advancement, and spiritual growth. A year-round mentorship and support program serving boys age 11 to 18, participants are taught to treat others with love and respect, while developing faith and morals needed to build a solid foundation for life. To learn more about Ron Burton, Sr., legacy, click here.
Bob Strauss will receive The Wildflower Impact Award for his dedication to the development of young boys as the long-time director of Camp Wigwam. Bob’s role as a mentor has a very personal connection to Wildflower. He welcomed Matt Ringelheim, the son of Wildflower's founder, to Camp Wigwam as a camper over 20 years ago and has been his mentor ever since. Bob's generosity was the impetus for the creation of Wildflower’s mission. To learn more about Bob, click here.
Wildflower helps children who have lost a parent. We provide bereaved families with the gift of camp, enrichment opportunities and ongoing support services. We are committed to renewing the promise of summer, offering a restorative experience for both the children and surviving spouse as they recover from their loss.