For Immediate Release
July 18, 2012
Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Mayor Thomas M. Menino and Boston’s Chief of Human Services/Boston Centers for Youth & Families(BCYF) Executive Director Daphne Griffin 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. The winners of each age division in the Fenway Challenge competition will receive two tickets to a Red Sox game in September and will be recognized on the field before the game!
Tomorrow, July 19th, the Fenway Challenge/Sox Talk will hit Dorchester visiting Garvey Park. Equipment is provided and camps and summer programs are welcome to attend – bring your lunch and enjoy a day at the park. To register a group, please call Mike Devlin at BCYF at 617-635-5206 x105 or e-mail him at Mike.Devlin@cityofboston.gov.
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, members of the Red Sox organization will arrive and work one-on-one with each youth on batting and pitching before speaking with the crowd. It’s always a surprise who will show up, but there are usually several players and members of the coaching staff.
Additional Fenway Challenge/Sox Talks will happen on Tuesday, July 31st at Moakley Park in South Boston; Friday, August 3rd at the BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park in Roxbury (baseball field behind Madison Park High School;) and Thursday, August 23rd at Rogers Park in Brighton. Check out our other great summer offerings at www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf.