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Kelli Pedroia to host "Operation Shower" at Fenway Park tomorrow

Kelli Pedroia, wife of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, will host 25 Boston-area military moms-to-be at Fenway Park tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, in partnership with Operation Shower, an organization that provides baby showers for the spouses of deployed or seriously injured members of the military.

The event, supported by the Red Sox Foundation, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Dell EMC Club at Fenway Park. It is the second year Pedroia has partnered with Operation Shower to organize the special luncheon for wives of military members.

Kelli Pedroia, wife of Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, will host 25 Boston-area military moms-to-be at Fenway Park tomorrow, Thursday, June 29, in partnership with Operation Shower, an organization that provides baby showers for the spouses of deployed or seriously injured members of the military.

The event, supported by the Red Sox Foundation, will take place from noon to 2 p.m. in the Dell EMC Club at Fenway Park. It is the second year Pedroia has partnered with Operation Shower to organize the special luncheon for wives of military members.

"We all feel a shared duty to ensure that these women whose husbands are deployed feel cared for, loved, and celebrated as they await the arrival of their child," said Pedroia. "I met so many great women last year when we hosted the first Operation Shower in Massachusetts, and I'm excited to bring this important event back for the second year in a row."

Local radio personality, and daughter of a veteran, Sue Brady Hartigan will emcee the luncheon provided by Red Sox concessionaire Aramark. The event will feature raffle prizes and the distribution of Operation Shower's signature "Showers in a Box," which includes baby items generously donated by Jordan's Furniture, Tempur-Pedic, New Balance, and other companies.

Since 2014, the Pedroia's have focused their charitable efforts on members of the military and their families through their Pedroia's Platoon program, which provides Red Sox tickets and a VIP experience at Fenway Park to military members who have demonstrated outstanding leadership. Their efforts were expanded in 2015 to include an annual Heroes at Home initiative that provides a complimentary day of pampering to 15 service women and spouses of military service members each year.

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