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Beckett Bowl 2010 Was Fantastic!


Beckettbowl Josh Entry.jpgOn Thursday July 29th, Foxwoods Resort & Casino presented the 4th Annual 2010 Beckett Bowl at LUCKY STRIKES in the shadow of historic FENWAY PARK (Boston). The neighborhood normally busy with t-shirt clad families and friends milling around before taking in a ball game, had an upscale look and funky beat on this warm mid-summer evening. As the sun began to mellow, the people began to arrive as did Boston-area athletes and celebrities to the comfortable and hip spot to take your bowling game to the next level.

The Red Carpet entrance brought Josh Beckett, Shawn Thornton(Bruins), Scott Atchison, “Coach”Willie Maye, Akrobatik(Rapper), Mike Lowell, Erika Lawler(Olympian), and lots of New England Revolution soccer players to pose with a great group of patients from Children’s Hospital in Boston at the logo-ed backdrop on the way into the event. (Isabella, Patrick, Maggie, Charlie & Nicholas)


Beckettbowl KidsBowl.jpgInside was a substantially-larger silent auction area than in previous years, a well-stocked bar area with ample supply of ABSOLUT Vodkas(sponsor) on hand. This year’s Beckett Bowl featured a roof terrace also.

Introductions were made to the celebrity team captains, then the 1st bowl or roll of the event was recorded with little Maggie Federico of Norwood, MA. starting things off ahead of the evening’s host: Mr. Josh Beckett and his unique baseball bowling ball. Sox Captain Jason Varitek was “in uniform” but he did not play because of a foot injury that landed him on the DL since July 2nd. He told me he will know more of his updated prognosis on Friday (today). Mike Lowell and Dustin Pedroia (sans crutches) were two other Sox players on the DL that were team captains at the event.


Beckettbowl J J.jpgExceptional starting pitchers and expectant fathers Jon Lester and Clay Buchholz (late arrival because of an autograph signing in Bulington,MA. for Sureshot Promotions) were also in attendance. Newlywed Daniel Bard joined veteran favorite Tim Wakefield and newly-acquired ace John Lackey and relievers Scott Atchison and Manny Delcarmen as team captains and ambassadors for the evening…..and added to my entertainment !

Outfielder Jeremy Hermida and re-acquired catcher Kevin Cash joined the group and seemed to be having a wonderful night of fun. The boys were all very happy to be back in Beantown last night, and their big smiles were contageous to the entire room.


Beckettbowl Dusty.jpgBoat-loads of money were raised Thursday evening for the Beckett Foundation from proceeds of ticket sales, raffles, silent and live auction, and t-shirt and novelty sales. Boston’s Children’s Hospital will be the recipient of the proceeds raised, thanks to the generosity of our Ace Beckett and his fundraising team and volunteers, as well as sponsors.*

Some items auctioned-off were original paintings and artwork, signed items, 1st Pitch at Fenway, a hunting expedition at Beckett’s Herradura Ranch (Texas), Custom Red Sox Poker Table, Jerry Seinfeld tickets, and a jet getaway to NY for a Sox/Yankees game.

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Special thanks to Colleen White, Jason Oberle, the Josh Beckett Foundation, and to Josh and his teammates for a beautiful evening.

* Sponsors: LG Luxury Gaming, Foxwoods/MGM Grand Resort, Red Sox Foundation, ABSOLUT Vodka, NESN, The Upper Crust Pizzeria, EMJ Construction, COOLEY LLP, Commonwealth Wordwide Transportation, WAAF, Country 102.5, American Airlines, REEBOK, COMPUTERWORLD, Liberty Bay Credit Union, The Improper Bostonian, Sheraton, Pro Print, AFTERFXCUSTOMS, High Rollers Lounge, and Magellan Jets.*   

– fenway fruitgirl 2010 




Charity Hop Presents ZinfandEllsbury & CHARDON-K Wines

On Tuesday May 11th, Longball Cellars Newest Wines were officially launched at the HouseOf Blues’ FOUNDATION ROOM (Boston). Charity Hop presented it’s newest line of Boston Red Sox Wines to the media, and they are extraordinary. 
Young Red Sox Outfielder (and Base-Stealer) Jacoby Ellsbury introduced his wine:  ZinfandEllsbury  and explained the decisions he made in choosing the specific charities to forward the sales proceeds to. The Navajo Relief Fund is one that is very dear to his heart, as well as Project Bread (a great area food charity). He was with his beautiful girlfriend and his brother at the event, and appeared to be quite healthy and anxious to get back on the field to play. (Some proceeds will also go to the new Ellsbury-Read Project also.) 
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Josh Beckett was unable to attend the Launch event on Tuesday because of a medical evaluation. He did have great representation at the event in his guru and # 1 man at the Josh Beckett Foundation – Mr. Jason Oberle, who spoke on his behalf, and about the Josh Beckett Foundation….where the proceeds of the Beckett wine will go. The Beckett Foundation has raised over $280,000 dollars, and will continue to grow to raise money for children’s cancer treatment.  (He did mention that the annual Beckett Bowl will be July 29th and at Lucky Strike/House Of Blues)
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It was a beautiful event, and a delicious product (I had to taste-test them several times) and it all goes to great causes, so please request them at your local wine shop. The Improper Bostonian Magazine also sponsored the event, as well as the House Of Blues Boston. Thanks to Brett Rudy and Mike Lembo of Charity Hop, Andrew Graff and John Corcoran of Charity Wines and it was also lovely to meet Artist Jonathan Banchick (Banchick Illustrations) whose artwork on all the sport wine labels is beautiful. 
– fenway fruitgirl 2010
The outstanding Artwork on the labels is available, as original paintings…just contact jlbanchick@mac.com.
A Big Check was presented pregame by Charity Hop to the Josh Beckett Foundation/Children’s Hospital……Josh’s dad John & his manager Jason Oberle was in attendance, as well as Jacoby & the Charity Hop/Charity Wines crew. 
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