Latino Youth Recognition Days at Fenway Park
July 16, 2007
Boston Red Sox players David "Big Papi" Ortiz and Julio Lugo present award to a stellar Latino student.In an effort to recognize high-achieving Latino middle schoolers throughout Massachusetts, Children's is sponsoring a series of Latino Youth Recognition Days at Fenway Park. The first one was June 15 and the second July 16, with the last one to be held September 3, 2007. At the events, the students are recognized during pre-game, on-field ceremonies and given certificates of recognition by Red Sox players David "Big Papi" Ortiz, Wily Mo Pe?a, Julio Lugo and Alex Cora. El Mundo newspaper and the Red Sox developed the project to encourage academic excellence and are giving out more than 500 Sox tickets to inner-city youth. Inez Stewart, VP of Human Resources, Dr. James Mandell, President and CEO, and Michelle Davis, VP of Public Affairs, will serve as Children's representatives during the ceremonies.
Martha Eliot Health Center opened 39 years ago to provide maternal and child health services to the communities of Bromley-Heath, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury. The center now provides a full range of family-centered care, including primary medical care and social services for children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, optometry, and podiatry services are available, as well as WIC/nutrition, mental health services, HIV/AIDS counseling and testing, and substance abuse services.
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