Archive for May, 2012

Dennis Eckersley part of Dream Team

May 29, 2012

On May 12th, Blue Sky client and Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher, Dennis Eckersley took part in Pepsi MAX’s Field of Dreams game in Columbus, Ohio.  Contest winner, Tim Wisecup assembled his team of average Joes in to fulfill their lifelong goal of playing with the team of Legends, which included Pedro Martinez, Reggie Jackson, Frank Thomas, Ricky Henderson, and many more.  Eckersley pitched an inning of relief for Martinez and helped the Legends walk away with a 12-11 win.

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Thanks, Wake Day at Fenway Park

May 18, 2012

The Boston Red Sox already miss recently retired pitcher, Tim Wakefield.  The Blue Sky client returned to the Fenway Park pitcher’s mound on May 15th, where he was proudly honored during “Thanks, Wake Day.”  The Red Sox put on an elaborate pre-game ceremony to acknowledge Wakefield’s accomplishments during his 17 seasons with the team.  As Wakefield circled the field, he stopped to shake the hands of loyal fans, and received a standing ovation on the exact mound where he threw his first pitch as a Red Sox pitcher.

Tim could not suppress his emotion when 100 children who have participated in his Wakefield’s Warriors charity program emerged from the green monster to join him on the mound.  Former teammate Doug Mirabelli arrived in style by police cruiser to catch Wake’s first pitch.  The commemoration continued throughout the game as a slideshow of Wakefield’s highlights, as well as recorded messages from his former teammates were shown between innings.  A deserved recognition of Tim’s hard work and achievements, “Thanks, Wake Day,” will remain a memorable experience for Tim, his family and his fans.


Dustin Pedroia hosts Grand Opening of Salem Five Bank Branch at Burlington Mall

May 16, 2012

Dustin Pedroia visited the Burlington Mall on Saturday May 12th for the grand opening of Salem Five’s new bank branch.  Pedroia took some time out before a game against the Cleveland Indians to pose for pictures with fans for about two hours.   He has been a proud endorser and supporter of Salem Five Banks since 2008  and continues to work with the company on social media campaigns, public appearances, and private events.  Salem Five is looking forward to continuing its partnership with Dustin.

Wes Welker visits Produce and Floral Expo

May 15, 2012

New England’s 13th Annual Produce and Floral Expo was held at Gillette Stadium this year.  It was appropriately titled “The Produce Bowl” to follow the football theme and featured Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker.  Welker gave a keynote speech at the group’s breakfast, during which he spoke about his experiences with the sport of football and the success he has had professionally.  He then stuck around to meet and greet attendees on the expo floor.  Those in attendance also had the opportunity to walk on the field, view the visitors’ locker room and try kicking field goals.  Everyone had a great time and very much enjoyed Wes’ visit.

Dennis Eckersley entertains at UMASS Dartmouth Scholarship Dinner

May 2, 2012

On April 25th, Blue Sky client and Red Sox Hall of Fame pitcher Dennis Eckersley took part in UMASS Dartmouth’s 12th Annual Scholarship Dinner.  Eckersley was interviewed on stage during the event by Boston Globe writer Bob Ryan.  He also mingled with attendees, signed autographs, posed for photos and presented students with their scholarships.  This year’s dinner celebrated the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park and Eckersley shared his great experiences playing for the Red Sox.