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Narragansett resident spends dream day with veterans at Fenway Park

July 22, 2011

Photo Courtesy CVS Caremark

Narragansett resident Craig Cascella was among 15 war veterans who participated in an on-field batting practice with Boston Red Sox players and coaches at Fenway Park earlier this month.

BOSTON, Mass.—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 Pesky’s Pole are symbols of the park’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.

“This is our small way of paying tribute to these men and women who serve and protect our country,” said Eileen Howard Boone, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for CVS Caremark. “Our goal is to provide a truly memorable day of fun and baseball for these athletes at America’s favorite ballpark.”

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.

For more information pick up a copy of The Narragansett Times.

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