Charity Classic hosts batting clinics with the Red Sox

BOSTON (WPRI) — Children from the local Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence and Boston as well as the Hackomock Area YMCA got a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get baseball tips from the pros.

CVS Caremark Charity Classic joined forces with Nestle Waters, Coke, and Reckitt Benckiser to host a series of special batting clinics with Boston Red Sox hitting coach Victor Rodriguez.

In addition to hitting tips and one-on-one instruction, the kids were treated to lunch in the dugout as well as a behind-the-sceneS tour of Fenway Park.

“My favorite part of the day was hitting on the field,” said Aaron, a Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence member. “Everything was fun, there was a lot of laughing.”

The group also enjoyed a Red Sox game as part of the experience.

“Giving back to our local communities is really at the heart of the Charity Classic and that’s what these clinics with our colleagues, our partners and the Boston Red Sox are designed to do,” said Faith Weiner, Senior Director Community Relations, CVS Caremark.

The CVS Caremark Charity Classic is the Ocean State’s largest charitable sporting event. Since 1999, the CVS Caremark Charity Classic has driven more than $17 million to charities across Southern New England.

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