I am 1 of 12 Red Sox Kid Nation Captains and we need your help with an awesome project to help other kids!
Under the direction of The Red Sox Foundation and through the support of HP Hood, the 12 Red Sox Kid Nation Captains will participate in sixth grade backpack-a-thon. The Kid Nation Captains are collecting items to fill backpacks for more than 3,000 kids going into middle school and some of those backpacks will be donated to kids right here in Lynn, who need them. Hood is donating the backpacks but we need to collect the items to fill them. If you are willing to have a drive where you work or at an organization you belong to please let me know. Please consider donating any of the items listed below in any quantity. Donations are tax deductible. All donations must be received prior to Aug. 15 because on Aug. 16 we will be filling the backpacks at Fenway. Thank You Victoria Glidden Red Sox Kid Nation captain Supply List for Middle School Readiness Backpacks · 2 inch three ring binders · Tabs for 3 ring binders · Spiral Notebooks · Pens · #2 pencils · Erasers · Zip bag for pencils and pens and eraser · Yellow Highlighters · Graphing Calculators · Accessories for Binder (inserts that include plastic sheets to slide papers in, etc) · thin student assignment book and calendar (to write down homework assignments) Note: *Any number of items donated will be useful. *Consider Limits of Backpack Size (11-1/2″x15″x7″) when collecting supplies.
I just got back from Fenway. AWESOME GAME! We beat the Braves 6-5. Big Papi hit a HR & Green got a walk off HR to win it! I got to see Papelbon pitch!
View imageThe Kid Nation Captains got to go on the field for pre game ceremonies! Our seats were under cover too so we didn’t even get wet. It was so much fun & our next Kid Nation project is the one I suggested- backpacks for kids! Hood is buying the back packs but we’re gonna collect the stuff to fill them. I’m so excited!
I’m in the pre-game ceremonies on the field at Fenway today and we have a Red Sox Kid Nation Captain meeting before that! I hope it doesn’t rain! Watch for me on TV 🙂
I’m psyched Wakefield is pitching! Gotta love those knuckleballs!
Good news Dice K is going to miss at least one start! Maybe now we can stay on top in the AL East & ahead of the Yankees!
Will someone call me & let me know when the Red Sox pull Dice K out of the game. I can’t watch this 10 Million $ trainwreck anymore. I said from the day 1 signing him was a huge mistake.
And I’m sick of people saying it’s only June & these games don’t matter like the one in October. Guess what a couple of losses in June can be enough to keep us out of the playoffs come October.
What a week! Sometimes I cry when we lose a game but all of a sudden losing last niight doesn’t seem quite as important as some of the other things going on.
I’m so sad to hear Jerry Remy had cancer and has been sick. I hope he gets well. I met him last year at a Kid Nation Captain board meeting & he was awesome. When i can’t go to Fenway for a game I always watch Remy on NESN.
I’m still really angry at Joba Chamberlain for throwing at the heads of our players. I think he does it on purpose. This has been going on since 2007. First Youk & now Bay. I don’t understand why he is allowed to get away with all that stuff. I hope he gets suspended before someone really gets hurt. I don’t want to see anyone get beaned like Tony C. did.
Now Manny doing steroids. Geesh. I almost got sick when I heard this. I don’t know why anyone drinks alcohol or does drugs. Last week I wrote an essay for iwontcheat.com about what I would say to my favorite baseball player if he was caught cheating or using steroids.
So now this is what I would say to Manny.
When Mannny refused to play last year & we lost games because of his attitude I forgave him. I even cried the 1st time I saw him in a Dodgers uniform even though I thought he was a traitor for not playing his best when he was a Red Sox. . He’s supposed to be an example to kids everywhere and now I think he’s a bigger loser than I did after he threw a game for the Yankees last season. Now everybody is going to criticize the Red Sox and think our team are cheaters because of Manny. I even heard someone say today we didn’t deserve to win the WS in 2004 because Manny was probably on drugs then. He hurt kids, all baseball fans, all baseball players, his teammates on the Dodgers & the Red Sox because of what he did. He is a cheater. I would rather see a player strike out & play fair than get a home run by using steroids. Manny- you need to grow up, respect yourself, play fair & stop being a jerk!.
OMG! I am so excited. When we got home today I had a phone message from NE Book Fair. I won Youk’s Kids Essay Contest for April & I get an autographed Kevin Youkilis baseball & I get a chance to win lunch with Kevin Youkilis after baseball season is over. I wrote about being a Kid Nation Captain & helping other kids & blogging about the Red Sox. Now if we can just sweep the Ya—– I can’t even type the name of that other team. YUCK!
We went to the Saturday night Red Sox- Orioles game & it was awesome. It was the first game I’ve been to since I went to Fort Myers for Spring training. Oil Can Boyd was there and he autographed my baseball. Before the game we wnet to Longhorn Steakhouse & it’s right across from Papelbon’s apt. The manager told me i was sitting in papelbon’s favorite booth & I was so excited. He told me Papelbon likes to order lobster chowder and chicken fingers when he eats there. Our seats were right behind home plate & were awesome!