Showing posts with label winter weekend. Show all posts
Showing posts with label winter weekend. Show all posts

Sunday, January 22, 2017

#SoxWinterWeekend at Foxwoods with the Red Sox recap

This past weekend, we had the pleasure to join the Boston Red Sox at Foxwoods for their #SoxWinterWeekend. We had an amazing time! There were so many "great moments" it's hard to nail it down to just a few but here's some highlights...

We first checked in at the Grand Pequot hotel to pick up our passes. When we registered for the weekend we got a welcome email about a week before telling us what to expect but also asking us to preregister for autograph and photo sessions and whether or not we wanted to take part in the Kids Clinic or add on a breakfast with Wally to our package.

The preregistration was a great idea because it allowed us to select autograph times that were convenient to us. While there were 4 rooms per hour, and we didn't know which player/coach would be in which room, so we chose at random.

While there were quite a lot of lines for the autograph sessions or player panels, everything seemed to run smoothly and the team was really smart to have some entertainment provided for fans while they waited in line.

We also liked that you could use the MLB Ballpark app to get the schedule for the weekend at any time on your mobile device. The panels were amazing: we were able to relive the '07 world series championship as they brought head coach John Farrell, Tim Wakefield, and Jason Varitek to tell some inside stories from the season and answer fans' questions. The other sessions were Call to the Hall which had Sox who were in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, a game show which had players play against coaches and even a press conference from the kids in attendance - those questions were the best and a few were absolutely hilarious!

The fan fest in the Premier ballroom in Fox Tower had something for everyone and was open even after the sessions all ended so you could still experience it if you were in panels and getting autographs all day. They literally brought the Fenway experience from Boston to Foxwoods: banners, David Ortiz' lego statue which is normally out in the kids' concourse, Mickey Mouse adorned in Red Sox logos and colors that usually is on the 3rd base deck, and silver bats and gold gloves. They had batting cages, wiffle bats for the little ones, a mini baseball field that kids could field balls, the Sox Showcase with Red Sox Virtual Reality, steal-a-base contest, NESN Clubhouse auditions and even the Team Store!

NOTE: We were provided with passes to attend Winter Weekend at Foxwoods from the Boston Red Sox. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are our own.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Red #SoxWinterWeekend is back January 20-22, 2017 at Foxwoods

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The 3rd Annual Red Sox Winter Weekend will take place at Foxwoods Resort Casino on January 20-22. Similar to last year, the Red Sox will host a Town Hall Meeting, autographs and photos with players, plus a baseball festival with a Red Sox pitching booth, play wiffle ball on the indoor field, and Red Sox VR.

Weekend passes, which include the option for hotel accommodations, are on sale now on Passes provide access for all three days and are $60 per adult and $20 for children 14 and under. Children under three are free. Season Ticket Holders’ prices (for adults) are reduced by $10. Their children’s price is $15.

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The entire Red Sox roster, including coaches, has been invited to attend Winter Weekend. Red Sox alumni will also be in attendance along with Wally the Green Monster and his sister Tessie.

The weekend will begin Friday night with the introduction of the participating players, followed by a fan-interactive Town Hall Meeting with Red Sox owners and leaders. The event will be televised by NESN on Sunday, January 22, at 8 p.m.

Throughout the day on Saturday, fans will have an opportunity to get autographs and take photos with players, see the three World Series Trophies and Red Sox artifacts such as Silver Bats, Gold Gloves, MVPs, and Cy Young Awards.

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Fans can test their fastball at the Red Sox pitching booth, play wiffle ball on the indoor field, meet Wally and Tessie, and attend hour-long panel discussions throughout the day on a variety of topics.

Starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, fans can watch the live NESN broadcast from Baseball Winter Weekend throughout the day, which will include interviews with Red Sox players and leadership. NESN will also be hosting auditions for NESN Clubhouse and will be offering a VR experience at this year’s event.

Photo © Boston Red Sox. Used with permission.
Winter Weekend concludes Sunday with a Wally and Tessie-themed breakfast for children and families, and a series of baseball clinics for kids conducted by Red Sox coaches and alumni. Tickets for Wally and Tessie’s breakfast, which will also include their mascot friends, are available at

You should check periodically for updates on participants and activities.

NOTE: I am providing this information since I think it would be of interest to my readers. No compensation was provided