BOSTON, Mass.â€”Fenway Park is a majestic historical monument which stands brightly lit every evening, hosting the Boston Red Sox as they march on through their season. The Green Monster and Peskyâ€™s Pole are symbols of the parkâ€™s storied past, and disabled war veteran Craig Cascella recently received a unique opportunity to visit the oldest Major League Baseball park in the country.
On July 5, CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox hosted 15 war veterans from across the area, one of which was Narragansett resident Cascella. The veterans were given the opportunity to participate in on-field batting practice with the players and coaches, receiving hitting tips and talking about baseball.
â€śThis is our small way of paying tribute to these men and women who serve and protect our country,â€ť said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for CVS Caremark. â€śOur goal is to provide a truly memorable day of fun and baseball for these athletes at Americaâ€™s favorite ballpark.â€ť
Cascella and the other veterans took lunch with Red Sox Hitting Coach Dave Magadan in the dugout, and took photos in front of the Green Monster. They were also given a tour of Fenway Park, observing the revered history and standing upon the well-cut grass where legends such as Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, and Jim Rice once plied their trade.
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