Showing posts with label pawsox. Show all posts
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Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Red Sox, PawSox, Celtics and Revolution are all providing engaging content to keep youth moving!

Since the start of the stay-at-home quarantine we have all been living through for the past two months, we are adjusting to a new way of living in these uncertain times. Life has been upended and normal activities have come to a screeching halt. Something as simple as watching live sports either in person or on TV has been paused at both the local as well as professional level.

In New England, our beloved sports teams have embraced their digital communications even more and have created everything from a whole section of content dedicated to fun and educational activities as well as videos showing exercises you can do at home! Our favorites have been the Red Sox puzzles, STEM worksheets, learning how to play half-ball, what a baseball is made of and Rick's Points to Ponder from the PawSox, and workout videos from the Revs!

For a limited time only, you can also have your personalized message displayed on the main John Hancock centerfield video board at Fenway for a donation to the Red Sox Foundation.

Here are a lists of fun things you can find broken down by sports team:

Boston Red Sox "Home Fun"

Keep the whole family entertained in the house with the Red Sox Home Fun activity page. Choose from coloring pages, math and STEM worksheets, videos, recipes and more!
  • Fun Outside!
  • Coloring Pages
  • Games and Puzzles
  • Spot the Difference
  • Math Worksheets
  • STEM Worksheets
  • Comic Books
  • Videos
  • Fenway Farms Recipes
  • Summer Slugger 
Pawtucket Red Sox (and soon-to-be Worcester Red Sox), AAA Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox
  • Safe at Home with Paws and Sox,” presented by Vertikal6, provides greetings from such PawSox personnel as Manager Billy McMillon, Hitting Coach Rich Gedman, and first baseman Josh Ockimey, as well as messages from Red Sox stars Mo Vaughn and Lenny DiNardo.  Third baseman Jantzen Witte demonstrates his hobby: woodworking.
    • Filled with tips, stories, and humor from PawSox front office members (and their family members), the show teaches how to practice at home with half a tennis ball, dissects a baseball to reveal the small rubber ball inside, and even includes jump rope lessons.
    • Also included are do-it-yourself lessons for artistic “Mothers Day Cards,” just in time. 
  • Merchandise dedicated to safe physical distancing practices and raising funds for local COVID-19 Relief in the RI/MA area

Boston Celtics
  • Jr. Celtics at Home, powered by New Balance: An interactive content series providing parents of young hoopers with various skill-enhancing basketball drills, as demonstrated by a collection of Celtics personnel. Jr. Celtics at Home, powered by New Balance offers drills that can be completed individually and utilize little space, helping your Jr. Celtics to stay active and develop their game in a safe and healthy way.
  • Jr. Celtics LIVE: The Jr. Celtics program is also offering live workouts on a weekly basis. Every Tuesday and Thursday, kids can virtually join Coach Sam as he hosts a fun, free interactive event for kids to sharpen their skills while distancing at home.
    • Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. (Eastern) on Instagram Live (@celtics)
    • Basketball workouts geared towards older kids with a stronger basketball focus
    • Has previously featured a mix of Celtics VIP guests, including center Enes Kanter and assistant coach Scott Morrison
    • Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (Eastern) on the Celtics official Facebook page
    • Basketball workouts designed for the younger Jr. Celtics crowd with an emphasis on getting active and energized
  • Fit to Win, powered by Sun Life: An event-driven community initiative that’s been re-imagined for the digital world. Visit our Twitter page (@celtics) for a weekly virtual workout conducted by the Boston Celtics strength coaches. Designed to encourage the importance of staying fit and healthy, each workout is also followed up with a different health tip each week.
  • Virtual Read to Achieve, presented by Southern New Hampshire University: Join Celtics mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun as he offers a read-aloud of 12 different children’s books through an extension of the team’s Read to Achieve program. Each book is kindly provided by Barefoot Books and includes a set of relatable curriculum questions, offering a unique way for you to engage and entertain younger audiences.

New England Revolution "UHC at Home with the Pros"
  • Exercise videos you can do at home, hosted by Revolution players. Professional athletes are just like the rest of us right now – quarantined and using whatever they have around their home to stay fit. This video series features players demonstrating 1-2 minutes of drills for all ages to practice balance strength and footwork with items such as books, socks and shoes. 
NOTE: We are providing this information to our readers as we are part of the Red Sox Parents blogger initiative as well as being fans of all of our local sports teams - Go Red Sox, PawSox/WooSox, Revs, Celtics, Bruins, Pride, Cannons, etc.! No compensation was provided and all opinions are own own.

Monday, September 2, 2019

Enjoying the penultimate season of PawSox baseball in Pawtucket!

PawSox Mascot Sox at the Fan Fest
This summer, we enjoyed a few games of PawSox baseball in their penultimate season in Pawtucket. There were lots of fun activities for minor league baseball fans. Some of our favorite moments were playing catch in the outfield with both of my kids as well as my parents, watching Roger Clemens get inducted into the PawSox Hall of Fame, and enjoying the PawSox Annual Fan Fest after a game in August. We got to visit booths of PawSox sponsors like Papa Ginos, McDonalds, National Grid, Hasbro, and others!

One great way that the PawSox are involved with the community is by having their mascots, Paws and Sox, go to various events. They are even available to come to your birthday party or gathering! We highly recommend it. Paws spends time with everyone at the event and will play catch, interact with kids and adults, and is personable. The mascot staff who accompanies Paws is great and enjoys interacting with fans as well. If you're a school, non-profit, or charitable organization they will show up at no cost. To be considered you must submit your request at least four weeks prior to the event.

McCoy Stadium
Undoubtedly, the best moment was seeing my daughter's softball team high-five the PawSox players as they take the field. While I'm sad to see the Pawtucket Red Sox leave Pawtucket, I'm glad to have had the experience as a child to enjoy minor league baseball near my home and now have had the chance to share the same experience with my own children. I look forward to next season in Pawtucket and I'm sure there will be lots of fun times to be had as the PawSox celebrate their time in Rhode Island before their move to Worcester in 2021.

The PawSox annual Fan Fest

Playing catch in the outfield at McCoy before a Sunday PawSox game

PawSox Mascot Paws being silly!

NOTE: We were provided tickets throughout the season and a visit from Paws to facilitate this review and enjoy some great baseball! No other compensation was provided and all opinions, as always, are our own.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Bowl with the Pawsox on Thursday July 18 and other fun things in Pawtucket

Join the PawSox at their "Strike Out Cancer" bowling event this Thursday, July 18 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm at East Providence Lanes on 80 Newport Avenue, East Providence, RI 02916.

For only $25.00 per person you receive, bowling shoes, food, and a chance to bowl with some PawSox Players! There will be live and silent auctions to win special Red Sox and PawSox memorabilia, along with other unique prizes.

Other fun things happening around McCoy in the next few weeks include:

Alex Cora Bobblehead Night / Meet Luis Tiant - July 20
Red Sox Hall of Famer Luis Tiant will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs during our game against the Charlotte Knights on Saturday, July 20, at 6:15pm. We'll also be giving away Alex Cora World Series Bobbleheads to the first 3,000 fans at the gates, and setting off fireworks after the game that are Margaritaville themed.

Play catch in the outfield before the game / Paws for a Cause: TB12 Foundation - July 21
The PawSox will be hosting the TB12 Foundation at McCoy Stadium on Sunday, July 21 to help them put the spotlight on all of the great work they are doing for young athletes in our community. Half the proceeds of every ticket sold through the link in our event page will go directly back to Tom Brady’s Foundation, and help support young athletes throughout our community. Fans can join the PawSox on Sunday for a pregame catch in the outfield from 11:30am-12 Noon, and kids can run the bases after the game with their families.

Free Youth Clinic - August 3
PawSox Youth Clinics are a great (and free) way to get hands-on instruction from our PawSox players and coaches on the field at McCoy Stadium. They take place on 4 Saturdays throughout the season for kids ages 4-14, and are always followed by a photograph and autograph session in our BBQ tent. Kids are invited to get autographs with our players, and stick around for our game and fireworks shows in the evening!

NOTE: We are providing this information as we enjoy Pawtucket Red Sox baseball as much as you do! We are provided tickets in exchange for the posts and our reviews from time to time.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

The PawSox annual Holiday Party is TODAY from 11-2 at McCoy!

The Pawtucket Red Sox will offer their 4th Annual "PawSox Enchanted Village" Holiday Party at McCoy Stadium today from 11 am - 2 pm. The event, in which the ballpark becomes a Winter Wonderland, is free and open to fans of all ages. Fans will also have the first opportunity to purchase a special Star Wars Plan ticket package.

Fifteen short years ago, no one would have ever thought this possible, however…since 2004 the Boston Red Sox have won not one, not two, not three, but four World Series and all FOUR trophies (2004, 2007, 2013, and 2018) will make a special appearance at McCoy Stadium from 11 am - 1 pm during today's event. Fans can get up close and personal with all four of the coveted trophies and, of course, take photos with these treasured pieces of Red Sox history. 

In addition to the trophies, a pair of former Red Sox pitchers will be live in person to meet fans. The always-popular Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd, who won 16 games in 1986 to help the Boston Red Sox reach the '86 World Series and went 78-77 in 214 major league games with the Red Sox (1982-89), Montreal (1990-91), and Texas (1991), will be in attendance to take photographs and sign autographs.

Southpaw Lenny DiNardo, who pitched 22 games for the historic 2004 World Champions and has been a NESN pre and post-game host during Red Sox telecasts the past few seasons, will also be on hand in the PawSox Baseball Store with Oil Can.

Red Sox mascot Wally, mascots Paws and Sox, as well as Santa Claus will greet fans young and old. 

Furthermore, the Boston Red Sox will provide access to their "Red Sox Virtual Reality" which will be set-up in one of the McCoy suites. The Virtual Reality offers viewers a 360 degree look around Fenway Park, giving fans the experience that they are standing on the field with the players, at batting practice, in the dugout, and other fun Fenway experiences.

The Holiday Party at McCoy will feature a number of other popular attractions again this December. Fans will be greeted at the Main Gate by Paws, Sox, and Wally before traversing a special "behind-the-scenes" path throughout the ballpark. As they tour the decorated "Hall of History" and peruse the memorabilia along the walls, fans will be able to enter several "workshops" in the suites to indulge in various activities and refreshments. Carolers from Pawtucket's Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing and Visual Arts will provide musical entertainment.

Youngsters are invited to take Batting Practice inside the home batting tunnel, which has been transformed into a Fenway Park-like Wiffle Ball field. Weather-permitting, folks can wander out from the PawSox Clubhouse to the home team dugout and to the field, where they will be greeted by a large Christmas Tree at home plate. Families are welcome to take photos around the tree.

Fans can then walk through the Visitors' Dugout and head in to the Visiting Clubhouse, which will be stocked with food and drink, including traditional ballpark fare and other refreshments.

Attendees will have the chance to visit the Player's Wives Lounge inside McCoy to shop for used equipment and artifacts during our annual "Ballyard Sale". Fans and collectors can purchase actual game-worn uniform pants, as well as bobbleheads and other one of a kind memorabilia and art work.

Fans are encouraged to donate a new, unwrapped toy for a child to be placed in the Toys for Tots box inside the main entrance gate. Gifts will support the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots Program. 

NOTE: We love sharing fun things to do around town and thought our readers would love this! No compensation was provided in exchange for this post.

Monday, September 4, 2017

PawSox Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, FanFest, a great season and an upcoming Craft Beer and Food Truck fest

We had the chance to attend the PawSox Hall of Fame induction ceremony in July. They were honoring one of my all-time favorite players, Mo Vaughn as well as Coach “Walpole Joe” Morgan. The beautiful Sunday morning started with a VIP barbecue located in the "Shady Pines" area of the ballpark. We were treated to some great ballpark staples like hotdogs and hamburgers, as well as one of my favorite things at a PawSox barbecue: the pulled chicken. I don't know how they do it but it is so tender and tasty without having too much sauce.

We met and took pictures with Mo and Coach Morgan as well as had the chance to have them sign some baseballs we brought with us. This was such a great opportunity to take the family to and I STRONGLY recommend it as a nice present for any baseball-loving dad/husband in your life.

After the barbecue, we went to our seats which were any general admission seat in the house (any blue seat or anything in the outfield/berm). It was a warm day and the kids were a little anxious to move around so we were really happy that the annual Fan Fest festival of all of many team sponsors was the same day! It took place in the huge field next door and fans had the chance to get samples and try different foods from various vendors. My favorites were Dunkin Donuts (of course!), AAA and Hasbro, which had the Pie-face type games with a twist, one with a Toilet Splasher called Toilet Trouble, and another one that was like a personal dunk tank in a hat called the Dunk Hat game.

The season went on through August and the beginning of September with the last home game at the end of August where the PawSox inducted the final member of the 2017 Hall of Fame class, Carlton Fisk.

Stay tuned as the PawSox are hosting their first ever Food Truck and Craft Beer festival on Saturday September 16 from 6-10 pm at McCoy Stadium. For more information and to order tickets visit Guys, this would be a great thing to take the boys to or the family to as well!

Check out the video in slow-motion... Always fun:

NOTE: I was provided with tickets to the BBQ and Hall of Fame game as well as tickets for the food truck fest in order to facilitate this article. All opinions, as always, are my own.