Fenway Park, Historic Venue for August Disabilities Night

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Fenway Park, Historic Venue for August Disabilities Night


The Boston Red Sox and Exceptional Parent Magazine will be hosting the first Disability Awareness Night at Fenway Park in Boston on August 20th, 2002.

In cooperation with the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation, Easter Seals and the Tourette Syndrome Foundation, Exceptional Parent Magazine and the Boston Red Sox want to call attention to Americans with disabilities.

In a pre-game ceremony at home plate, State Senator Fred Berry of Mass. will be honored for his outstanding dedication to people with disabilities. He will be presented with the Maxwell J. Schleifer Distinguished Service Award. Maxwell J. Schleifer was one of three co-founders of Exceptional Parent magazine 31 years ago.

The event will be similar to the one held at Yankee Stadium on July 3, which honored US Marine Corps Commandant James L. Jones and his wife Diane, as well as Bill Porter, the star salesperson who overcame childhood disabilities.

The New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have been the first teams to "step up to the plate" for disability awareness. They have done numerous things in their respective communities to help people with disabilities.

Exceptional Parent is developing additional events to promote disability awareness. The Atlanta Falcons will be holding an awareness day this fall at Turner Field in Atlanta. EP

Timmy Stevens (pictured above with Red Sox shortstop Nomar Garciaparra) and his mom Ellen work to give back to both the Professional Center for Child Development (PCCD) and the Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. …

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