WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 11 CVS Caremark and the Boston RedSox hit it out of the park today as they launched the 2008 season of the CVSCaremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps at Fenway Park. The baseball camps arethe result of a team endeavor that provides New England children withdisabilities a dream-fulfilling opportunity to play ball at Fenway Park andget batting tips from Red Sox Batting Coach Dave Magadan. Leading off the2008 camp season today was Little League "Challenger" players from Cumberland,R.I. The camps are part of the signature CVS Caremark All Kids Can program,which focuses on helping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed inlife.
The CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps include batting practice inthe Red Sox batting cage with Red Sox Batting Coach Dave Magadan; on-fieldbatting practice with Magadan; a photo opportunity and lunch in the Red Soxdugout; a visit from Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster; a VIP tour ofFenway Park; early entry to the Red Sox batting practice; and tickets to thegame in the CVS/pharmacy Family Section.
"We're looking forward to another terrific season of giving New Englandchildren with disabilities a once in a lifetime experience at Fenway Park,"said Eileen Howard Dunn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications andCommunity Relations for CVS Caremark Corporation.
This is the first of seven CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps thatwill run this season through August 13. In planning the camps, CVS Caremarkreached out to coaches of Little League Challenger teams, Miracle League teamsand inclusive baseball teams in the New England area to apply for anopportunity to attend one of the camps. The camps are part of a continued,6-year partnership between CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox, demonstratingtheir shared commitment to local children with disabilities.
CVS Caremark All Kids Can(TM), a program of the CVS Caremark CharitableTrust and supported by CVS Caremark, is a 5-year, $25 million commitment tomaking life easier for children with disabilities. Through this signatureprogram, CVS Caremark and the Trust will support nonprofit organizations thatprovide innovative programs and services in local communities focused onhelping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life.CONTACT: Dawn Ratte 401-453-4748; 401-580-9597 firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn Castel 401-770-5717 CCastel@cvs.com
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