Mar 24, 2017

Red Sox Foundation Expands Partnership With Massachusetts Little League

For Immediate Release

March 24, 2017




BOSTON, MA – For the fourth straight year, the Red Sox Foundation will partner with Massachusetts Little League to support all 200 leagues throughout the Commonwealth, and this year, expand the commitment to include leadership and instructional skills training for coaches and administrators. The foundation’s partnership with Little League is presented by Massachusetts Health Connector with support from HP Hood, Janet, Jenner & Suggs, and National Grid.

“Massachusetts Little League is very excited to expand our partnership with the Red Sox Foundation,” said Massachusetts Little League board member and Assistant State Director John Berardi. “In addition to the direct support to each chartered Little League, we are able to provide leadership workshops and coaching clinics this spring. These many volunteers are the backbone of each Little Leagu3 community. The collaboration will have a tangible impact on the many Little Leaguers across the Commonwealth.”

The partnership will assist the 200 leagues with uniforms and support of their Massachusetts Little League Division Tournament and also create a coaches clinic and leadership training for coaches and administrators, presented by Janet, Jenner & Suggs.

“Organized youth sports programs like Wally’s Team give children an opportunity to interact with friends, make new ones and enhance important life skills,” said Howard A. Janet, attorney and managing partner Janet, Jenner & Suggs, LLC. “As a coach for many years, I have seen how much young people benefit from participation. But they are not the only ones benefiting. Coaching a team has its own rewards, whatever the sport. Teaching players, sharing in their joy and helping them learn to handle disappointment in a healthy way makes coaching well worth the time commitment. We are so proud to help the Red Sox’s Foundation carry on this tradition with Wally’s Team.”

The 200 Massachusetts Little Leagues serve 5,628 teams and approximately 67,500 children. It offers boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 16 the opportunity to play baseball and softball, regardless of their athletic ability. The league is made up of locally chartered programs that aim to provide access to the sport to all children.

This Sunday, March 26, at 10 a.m. the Red Sox Foundation will host a coaches clinic at Maynard High School in Maynard, MA. Media are invited to cover the event.



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