For Immediate Release
June 21, 2010
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) invite Boston youth to meet players and coaches from the Boston Red Sox organization and compete in a baseball skills session at the annual Red Sox Talks/Fenway Challenge during July and August.
Hosted by BCYF in conjunction with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, the Sox Talks/Fenway Challenges are sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and the Boston Police Activities League. Registration each day is at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Fenway Challenge, a skills competition in running, hitting and throwing for boys and girls ages 7-14. At the completion of the Fenway Challenge around 1 p.m., members of the Red Sox organization will arrive and speak with the crowd. It’s always a surprise who will show up, but there are usually several players, members of the coaching staff and others.
The schedule is as follows: Friday, July 16th at Billings Field in West Roxbury, Monday, August 2nd at Stadium Field in East Boston, Wednesday, August 4th at Town Field in Dorchester, Wednesday, August 18th at Jim Rice Field in the South End, and Friday, August 20th at Rogers Park in Brighton.
The winners of each Fenway Challenge competition will receive two tickets to a Red Sox game in September and will be recognized on the field before the game.
For more information or to register, please call Mike Devlin at BCYF at 617-635-4920 x2145. Camps and summer programs are welcome to attend – bring your lunch and enjoy a day at the park.