For Immediate Release
July 02, 2013
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Daphne Griffin, Boston’s Chief of Human Services/Executive Director of Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF,) are pleased to announce two NEW baseball opportunities for Boston’s boys and girls ages 7-14, the BCYF Fenway Challenge and the BCYF Sox Talk Baseball Clinic.
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 will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates/locations. No equipment is necessary, BCYF will provide equipment for the day:
Thursday, July 18th Iacono Playground, Hyde Park;
Tuesday, July 23rd Harambee Field (Franklin Field), Dorchester;
Tuesday, August 6th Daisy Field, Jamaica Plain;
Tuesday, August 13th Puopolo Park, North End;
Tuesday, August 20th Smith Field, Allston Brighton.
For more information about the Fenway Challenge, please contact Mike.Devlin@CityofBoston.Gov or call him at 617-635-5206 x105.
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 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following dates/locations:
Thursday, July 25 Moakley Park, South Boston;
Wednesday, July 31 Billings Field, West Roxbury;
Thursday, August 1 East Boston Stadium, East Boston;
Wednesday, August 28 Jim Rice Field, South End
For more information about the Sox Talk Baseball Clinic contact William.Sittig@CityofBoston.Gov or call him at 617-635-5206 x104.