5 Things You Need to Know Today: July 16
Boys and girls ages 7 to 14 can compete at Red Sox Fenway Challenge at Billings Field on Tuesday. Winners get Red Sox tickets!
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- On Tuesday at Billings Field, boys and girls ages 7 to 14 can compete in the annual Red Sox Talks/Fenway Challenge. Meet players and coaches from the Boston Red Sox organization and compete in a baseball skills session. 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. 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 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 work 1-on-1 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. Today is at Billings Field. But you can attend more than one session, with the following schedule: Thurs., July 19 at Town Field in Dorchester; Tue., July 31 at Moakley Park in South Boston; Fri., Aug. 3 at the BCYF Recreation Center at Madison Park in Roxbury (baseball field behind Madison Park High School;) and Thurs., Aug. 23 at Rogers Park in Brighton. Equipment is provided. Camps and summer programs are welcome to attend – bring your lunch and enjoy a day at the park.
- Boston Public Schools Superintendent Carol Johnson is under fire for not disciplining a school headmaster who is on probation after allegedly assaulting his wife.
- Remember to protect yourself from mosquito bites. Boston officials have already found infected mosquito pools with the West Nile Virus in both West Roxbury and Roslindale - lucky us.
- Also on Tuesday, Parkway Networking Professionals is having an open house inviting potential new members to visit our next business networking meeting. 8–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast is provided. PNP offers opportunities for our members in multiple industries providing referrals for each other. Roche Family Community Center.
- Starting Thursday and ending with a championship game on Sunday - the Parkway Little League is hosting the 9/10-year-old state championship at the Guy Cammarata Complex. 315 Baker St., West Roxbury.