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Western Mass. Kids Get VIP Treatment at Fenway Park


BOSTON (WGGB) — Shock and awe spread across the faces of the Sunshine Village Challenger Eagles as they made their Fenway Park debut.  

They got the chance to living like a Red Sox player for the day.

Their day Tuesday started off by taking swings at batting practice, which proved to be a breeze, but that was just the beginning of the VIP treatment for the kids.

CVS Caremark’s “All Kids Can Baseball Camp” partnered with the Boston Red Sox to give special needs children the opportunity to shine on one of the biggest fields in baseball.

“We open our application process to people across New England. We have an application process, and over the past nine years we brought over 1,000 kids to experience Fenway as only the pros do,” said Faith Weiner, Senior Director of Community Relations for CVS Caremark.

After touring the Green Monster, the main event was taking the field with hitting coaches Greg Colbrunn and Victor Rodriguez.

You would’ve never guessed that some had never done this before, getting hit after hit.

“The Challengers have been 20 years in the making…an awesome way to top off the season,” said Betsey Ellen Misialek, Challenger coach.

Their jam-packed day isn’t finished yet. Tonight, the Challengers will get to watch the Sox take on the Orioles, starting at 7:00 p.m.

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