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Coaches and players to participate in Red Sox Holiday Caravan

The Red Sox will bring the warmth and cheer of the holiday season to patients at Boston-area hospitals and children at a baseball training academy with the 2017 Holiday Caravan taking place tomorrow, Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15.
December 13, 2017

The Red Sox will bring the warmth and cheer of the holiday season to patients at Boston-area hospitals and children at a baseball training academy with the 2017 Holiday Caravan taking place tomorrow, Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15. Over the two-day period, Red Sox players Matt Barnes, Heath

The Red Sox will bring the warmth and cheer of the holiday season to patients at Boston-area hospitals and children at a baseball training academy with the 2017 Holiday Caravan taking place tomorrow, Thursday, December 14, and Friday, December 15. Over the two-day period, Red Sox players Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Austin Maddox, Deven Marrero, and Robby Scott will visit with patients at hospitals throughout Boston. Red Sox Manager Alex Cora will join players on Friday to visit with kids at The BASE, a training academy that provides young baseball players with coaching and academic and life skills training.
The Caravan tour begins tomorrow with stops at Boston Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber's Jimmy Fund Clinic, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. The Caravan continues on Friday with visits to Shriners Hospital for Children, MassGeneral Hospital for Children, and a visit to The BASE.
Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Austin Maddox, and Robby Scott will be present at all Holiday Caravan stops. Matt Barnes and Deven Marrero will take part in Thursday's visit, and Alex Cora will be present for the Friday's visit to The Base.
A list of dates and times for each Caravan stop is below, along with corresponding media relations contacts for each location. Arrangements to cover the hospital visits must be made in advance with the media relations contact at that hospital. The visit to the Jimmy Fund Clinic is closed to media.
Thursday, December 14
9:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Boston Children's Hospital,
Katie Largay Devine, Boston Children's Hospital, 857-218-3193, [email protected]

10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Jimmy Fund Clinic (closed to media)
Molly McHale, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, [email protected]

12:15 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Teresa Herbert, BIDMC, 617-549-3128, [email protected]

Thursday Caravan Participants: Matt Barnes, Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Austin Maddox, Deven Marrero, and Robby Scott.
Friday, December 15
10 a.m.-11 a.m. Shriner's Hospital for Children
Elizabeth Fisher, Shriners Hospital, 508-494-5191, [email protected]

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. MGH Hospital for Children
McKenzie Ridings, MGH, 617-224-8999, [email protected]

4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. The BASE
Melissa Baez, The BASE, [email protected]

Friday Caravan Participants: Alex Cora (The BASE only), Heath Hembree, Brian Johnson, Austin Maddox, Robby Scott.
The Red Sox Holiday Caravan leads up to Christmas at Fenway, which is the first chance to purchase Red Sox tickets for the 2018 regular season. Tickets are available on Saturday, December 16, starting at 10 a.m. online at redsox.com, by phone at 888-REDSOX9, and at the 15th Annual Christmas at Fenway event.