For Immediate Release
June 17, 2014
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mark your calendars, the schedule for the BCYF Fenway Challenge and the BCYF Sox Talk Baseball Clinics is here! Youth ages 7-14 can work on their baseball skills and have the opportunity to win Red Sox tickets and meet Sox players and coaches. These are also great opportunities for camps and programs to enjoy a day in the park.
The BCYF Fenway Challenge, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox, is an opportunity for youth to compete against other youth their own age in baseball skills such as base running, pitching and batting. The participants will be divided into four age groups: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. At the end of the Challenge, the scores will be tabulated and the top finisher in each age group will win a pair of Red Sox tickets to a game in September where they will be honored on the field before the start of the game. Youth can attend one or all Fenway Challenges but can only win the tickets once. Youth groups and camps are welcome to participate.
The BCYF Fenway Challenge starts at 10:30 a.m. on the following dates/locations. No equipment is necessary, BCYF will provide equipment for the day:
Thursday, July 17 BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park
Wednesday, July 23 Daisy Field in Jamaica Plain
Tuesday, August 5 Moakley Park in South Boston
Wednesday, August 13 Fallon Field in Roslindale
Friday, August 15 Iacono Park in Hyde Park
The BCYF Sox Talk Baseball Clinics, sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Police Athletic League, is a series of baseball clinics followed by an appearance by Red Sox players and coaching staff. Young people will have the chance to work on their baseball skills before the players arrive. Once the Sox players and staff arrive, they will join the clinic and work with groups of youth on various skills after which they will answer a few questions. Youth groups and camps are welcome to participate. The clinics will run from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
Wednesday, July 9 Billings Field in West Roxbury
Wednesday, July 30 East Boston Stadium
Tuesday, August 19 Garvey Park in Dorchester
Wednesday, August 20 Ryan Park in Charlestown
For more information about the Fenway Challenge or Sox Talk Baseball Clinic contact William.Sittig@Boston.Gov or call him at 617-635-5206 x104. Follow us @BCYFCenters or like us at BCYFBoston for updates and weather cancellations.