May 8, 2018
Tickets for the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame and “Fenway Honors” Gala Now Available
For Immediate Release
May 8, 2018
TICKETS FOR THE 2018 RED SOX HALL OF FAME AND “FENWAY HONORS” GALA NOW AVAILABLE
Kevin Youkilis, Derek Lowe, Mike Lowell, John “Buck” Freeman, Alphonso Green, and Arthur D’Angelo to be Inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame; Red Sox Foundation to Present New Balance and Doris Buffett With “Fenway Honors” Award
BOSTON, MA – Tickets for the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame and “Fenway Honors” gala are now available to the general public at redsoxfoundation.org/fenwayhonors. The May 24 gala, benefitting the Red Sox Foundation, introduces the newest members of the Red Sox Hall of Fame and presents members of the community with the Red Sox Foundation’s “Fenway Honors” award for charitable achievements.
Former Red Sox players Kevin Youkilis, Derek Lowe, Mike Lowell, and the late John Frank “Buck” Freeman have been selected as the 2018 Red Sox Hall of Fame inductees. Alphonso “Al” Green, who has spent the last 44 years working with the Red Sox, has been chosen as the non-uniformed inductee.
The Red Sox Hall of Fame will award a “Special Achievement” inductee, recognizing the success and accomplishments of a member of the public and the impact they have had on the Red Sox and baseball. The first-ever Special Achievement inductee will be Arthur D’Angelo, owner of Twins Enterprises, The Souvenir Store on Jersey Street, and founder of ‘47 Brand, a company that produces licensed apparel for Major League Baseball, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, the National Hockey League, and over 650 colleges.
In 1939, at the age of 12, Arthur D’Angelo and his twin brother Henry immigrated to Boston from their native Italy. They made their Fenway Park debut selling 2-cent newspapers that year. In 1947, after the Red Sox won the American League Pennant in ‘46, the twins began selling Red Sox pennants, believed to be the first ever sold in Major League Baseball. Their “Twins Enterprise” is now known as ’47 Brand, commemorating the year their business began.
The major league debut of Pumpsie Green, who became the first African American player in Red Sox history on July 21, 1959, has been selected as the “Memorable Red Sox Moment,” a moment in Red Sox history that is regarded for its special significance.
In addition to the Red Sox Hall of Fame inductions, the Red Sox Foundation will recognize New Balance and Doris Buffett with the “Fenway Honors” award, given by the foundation to a business and an individual in recognition of their charitable achievements in the community.
The gala will be held at the Westin Copley Place beginning with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner and awards presentation at 6:30 p.m. Additional details and ticket information can be found at redsoxfoundation.org/fenwayhonors.
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