Archive for February, 2012

Marty McSorley appears at Grand Opening of Community Arena in Fort McKay

February 28, 2012

Marty McSorley holds the ceremonial stick at the Fort McKay Community Arena Grand Opening

Former NHL player Marty McSorley and Erin Duggan from Team Alberta (CWHL), attended the grand opening of the Fort McKay Community Arena in Alberta, Canada.  Marty and Erin provided instruction during hockey clinics held for all age groups.  Dignitaries from all levels of government in Fort McKay First Nation, as well as many representatives from local industries and the community joined in the celebration.

Marty McSorley, Raymond Powder and Erin Duggan

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Tuukka Rask and Patrice Bergeron participate in birthday fundraiser

February 22, 2012

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron and goaltender Tuukka Rask attended a young fans fundraiser birthday party at Team Works Action in Acton, MA.  The Bruins stars participated in activities and posed for pictures with all guests.

Quotes about Tim Wakefield from his friends and teammates

February 21, 2012

Below are statements given to the Red Sox about former pitcher, Tim Wakefield, along with his career statistics and accolades.

Click on this link to read a great Boston Globe Letter about Tim:

Pitcher personified New England’s ties to the Red Sox

Tim Wakefield retires from the Boston Red Sox

February 17, 2012

At 5:00pm today, Boston Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield will announce his retirement from Major League Baseball at JetBlue Park in Fort Meyers, Florida.  The press conference will be broadcast live on redsox.com.

The Blue Sky client ends his 19 year career having spent the last 17 seasons with the Red Sox, the most for an active player.  Wakefield has 200 wins with the team which puts him at third in team history for victories.  He is second in games played as a pitcher and with the help of his famed knuckleball, has recorded over 2000 strikeouts.  In 2009, Tim made his first appearance on the All Star team and in 2010, he received the Roberto Clemente Award for outstanding work in the community as well as on the field.

One of the most respected figures in the clubhouse, Tim will undoubtedly be missed by his Red Sox teammates, but his contributions to the community are sure to continue.  We look forward to being a part of Tim’s future endeavors.

Pepsi features Dennis Eckersley on can panels

February 15, 2012

The former Red Sox and A’s pitcher was chosen by fans to be a part of the PepsiMAX Field of Dreams Team, along with some of the game’s greatest former MLB players.  One lucky fan won the chance to play a game against the Field of Dreams Team, which will take place in early spring.  Cans featuring Dennis Eckersley promoting the Pepsi’s Field of Dreams promotion will be in stores soon.

Paul Pierce surpasses Larry Bird’s record with 21,797 career points!

February 10, 2012

A new milestone was marked in the TD Garden on Tuesday, February 7th, when the Celtics hosted the Charlotte Bobcats.  Forward Paul Pierce scored 15 points in the game passing Larry Bird on the scoring list for second all time in franchise history with 21, 797 career points.  Pierce is laying down a legacy in Boston and told media after the game that it was a great honor to have his name so close to Larry Bird’s.

Congratulations to Paul Pierce for his great accomplishment!

Cam Neely at Yankee Dental Congress

February 7, 2012

Blue Sky client Cam Neely appeared at the Yankee Dental Congress in late January.  Here he is seen with Dr. Anthony Giamberardino, General Chair of the 2012 Yankee Dental Congress; Dr. Charles Silvius, President of the Massachusetts Dental Society; and Dr. Robert Boose, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Dental Society.

Stanley Cup Champion Mark Recchi appears at Fenway Park

February 2, 2012

On Saturday January 14th, former Boston Bruin Mark Recchi appeared at Fenway Park for a private event for Intersystems.  During the day, Recchi dropped the first puck at a youth hockey game, skated on the “Frozen Fenway” ice and attended a meet and greet where he signed autographs and posed for pictures with attendees.

Mark Recchi on the ice with the Boston Red Sox mascot, Wally the Green Monster

Dropping the puck

Recchi poses with fans and the World Series trophies

If you are interested in having Mark Recchi appear at your event, please contact Blue Sky at 781.421.3025 for more information.

 

Rob Gronkowski gives ankle update at Superbowl Media Day

February 1, 2012

Good news came to New England Patriots fans on Tuesday, January 31st, when media day for Super Bowl XLVI was held in Indianapolis:  Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski walked up to the podium without the help of his walking boot to answer questions.

Gronkowski suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC Championship game on Sunday, January 22nd, and has not practiced with the team since.  However, Gronkowski was all smiles at media day while updating his health as day to day and he continues to work with the training staff.  He was not focused on if he will play Sunday, but instead on getting better each day.

The Patriots are hopeful that Gronkowski will be able to play on Sunday, as he is a significant part of their offense.  We hope Rob has a speedy recovery and is ready to beat the Giants on Sunday!