Sox Talk clinic at Franklin Field on July 23

Jul. 2, 2013

The city’s Boston Centers for Youth & Families will run two baseball opportunities for Boston's boys and girls ages 7-14 this summer: the BCYF Fenway Challenge and the BCYF Sox Talk Baseball Clinic, including one set for July 23 at Dorchester’s Harambee Field (Franklin Field). 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.