This Saturday at Harvard Stadium, before their last game of the season, the Boston Cannons lacrosse team will have more than just the Rochester Rattlers to worry about. The Cannons will also square off against their fans and Gentle Giant Movers on the Gentle Giant Challenge, an intense race on the unique speed stairs workout vehicle which lacrosse players and movers use to train.
In the Fan Zone before the grudge match between the Cannons and Rattlers, who both sit at 5-8 for the season, Gentle Giant Moving Company will challenge everyone in attendance to see how fast they can complete five laps up the stairs and down the slide, either for fun, or the chance to win prizes. A large turnout is expected, as The Gentle Giant Challengehas developed a following in the athletic community due to the fact it continues to pop up at athletic events throughout Massachusetts, including the Head Of The Charles Regatta and Boston Cannons home games.
Gentle Giant Moving Company and the Boston Cannons have been working together for the past four seasons, which included the monumental 2011 season, in which the Boston Cannons won the team's first Major League Lacrosse Championship with a 10-9 win over the Hamilton Nationals.
"The Boston Cannons are an excellent example of how training and fitness are at the core of success," Gentle Giant Moving Company Founder and CEO Larry O'Toole explains. "We are thrilled that the Gentle Giant Speed Stairs could be a part of their winning training program."
The Gentle Giant Challenge is so popular among local athletes because they provide a fun twist on the classic Harvard Stadium runs, a workout that requires running all 37 sections of the 110 year old stadium's steep steps. To take The Challenge, come to the Fan Zone at the Stadium this Saturday, starting at 5pm. During the game, which begins at 7pm, spectators will witness history as Boston's Chris Eck will go for his 1000th faceoff win this weekend. Eck needs just eight faceoff wins to reach the milestone.
About Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc.
Founded in 1980, Boston-based moving company Gentle Giant is an award winning residential and commercial mover, offering local moving, long distance moving, and international moving services. Named 2009 Independent Mover of the Year by the American Moving and Storage Association, one of the Boston Business Journal's Best Places to Work in Massachusetts in 2004, 2005, and 2006, winner of the 2006 International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, winner of the Better Business Bureau's Torch Award for Excellence in 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008, nine-time winner of Boston Magazine's "Best of Boston," six-time winner of The Improper Bostonian's "Boston's Best Moving Company" award, twelve-time winner of the Angie's List "Super Service" award, 2007 Top Small Workplaces award from the Wall Street Journal and Winning Workplaces, and named a Healthiest Employer in 2013 by the Boston Business Journal, the company's services include craning, piano moving, complete packing and unpacking services, and other related services. Gentle Giant offers storage facilities and dispatches crews from more than 19 offices in California, Chicago, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, DC and Washington State. For more information, please call (617) 661-3333 or visit .