Well tomorrow is the big day! The Red Sox Kid Nation Captains will be at Fenway filling and giving out 3,000 backpacks to kids going into 5th grade in Boston. Hood donated the backpacks & the captains have worked very hard to collect supplies to fill them so we can help out other kids. this is what I have managed to get donated & will be taking to Fenway tomorrow!t 1st a shout out to some special people for their help! Amy Conley & staff of Financial Engines. Andrew Weidner, Mary & Joseph Cashman, Kevin Kennedy & Family, Kevin Donaher & Family, William DiMento, Hillary Burr & staff at Wolf & Company, North Shore Young Democrats, Brendan Crighton, Sen. Tom McGee & his staff, Finagle a Bagel, Newbury Comics, Victoria Enos & employees of Sun Life Financial,LynnCam TV, Dave Riley Jr, Dave Solimine, Patty Theriault-Lopes & The Daily Item. Hood & the Red Sox are awesome for letting us do this project. Mardi Fuller & Joe Chamas in the Red Sox Office were awesome too! Thanks guys!
Now here’s the list!
552 Spiral Notebooks
14 Assignment Notebooks
67 Sets Binder Index Tabs
26 Packages Filler paper
25 Composition Notebooks
42 Binder Pouches
40 Glue Sticks
15 Colored Pencils
14 Pencil Boxes
and other assorted items!
I won 2nd place in the http://www.iwontcheat.com/ essay contest about what I would say 2 my favorite athlete if they were caught using illegal drugs. Now people are saying Big Papi took something illegal! I hope he didn’t do anything wrong on purpose. Maybe he just drank an energy drink or something that had something bad in it & he didn’t know it. I would be so upset if Papi cheated, I would rather lose than win by cheating. But I don’t like all the newspaper reporters writing mean columns about Papi because we don’t know what happened yet! I think he was brave to go out & play last night after the news came out about the drug tests & I respect him for that! Until someone proves he took steroids & knew he was taking them I still believe in Big Papi! I believe he will tell the team & his fans the truth about what happened!
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!
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!
I sure wish I was gonna be at the game tonight. But I will be watching on TV. We have been to 11 games this year. And we have tickets for the game Friday night! YEAH! I think it’s awesome we set a sell out record but it’s kind of bad too for us fans that can’t go to all the games because we can’t get tickets & they cost so much. I was talking to people I know that used to go to Fenway 40 or 50 years ago. They told me lots of cool stories like you could go the day of the game and buy a ticket cheap because not many people went to the games. And you could hang out by the field and get autographs and stuff like that. Sometimes I wish it was still like that because It reminds me of how the North Shore Spirit games were. I went to almost every North Shore Spirit game for 5 years. I really miss the Spirit.
The players, people who worked there and other fans all knew my name. We could hang out by the field and get autographs when the guys were on the field and after the game. The players and managers were always so nice to us kids and treated us like we were important. We laughed, cheered and even cried together. It was like a big family. We were family because we all loved the North Shore Spirit. Sometimes when there wasn’t a Spirit game the Fraser Faithful would get together to watch Red Sox games. I miss the North Shore Spirit especially my favorite catcher Alex Trezza and still cry sometimes because the team is never coming back. Their last game was in 2007.
But I’ve been a Red Sox fan since I can remember and I’m glad I have the Red Sox and Red Sox Nation. I’m glad I am a Kid Nation Captain and part of the Red Sox Nation family. Thanks Remy, Regular Rob, Joe Chamas, PAPELBON, Schilling, Pedroia, Kid Nation Captains and the rest of my Red Sox family. You’re the best. Sometimes I don’t think people know how much the Red Sox means to us kids. It’s like family and Fenway park is like home. It’s a place we can go and have fun and be a part of a big family where everybody belongs. When you’re cheering for the Red Sox no one cares is you’re a little kid or old. It doesn’t matter how fast you can run or how smart you are. It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor or one of the cool kids. We just love the Red Sox so we’re family.
Now if we can just beat the Rays every game in this home stand take back the lead in the AL. I’m glad Lester is pitching. I like him and it was awesome watching him pitch a no hitter. He got cured of cancer & I hope everybody realizes how important it is to find a care for cancer so no more people die from it.
I had a bad week. My favorite counselor from the YMCA Miss Jocelyn drowned in Salem and I was sad. Her funeral was Friday and I was really sad. I loved her a lot. She taught me to swim and always made us laugh. She was a real good artist too. My Grandma wanted to cheer me up so we went to Boston and we got tickets for the game from Hig’s tickets. They were awesome seats. We were 3 rows behind the Red Sox Bullpen. Jonathan Papelbon was hanging out in the Bullpen and I got to get real close to him. I got a picture of his car in the players parking lot too. He has a cool black Mercedes. The Red Sox beat the White Sox BIG TIME
I just got back from Camp Rotary and it was awesome. I love camp. Grandma sent me the sports pages every day so I could follow the Red Sox even though we don’t have a TV or radio at camp. I can’t wait to see the game tonight. I’ve REALLY REALLY missed watching the games. I’m kinda sorry Manny is gone I really liked watching him play. But he acts like a two year old. He was acting like a spoiled brat and like he wasn’t even part of the team. I don’t like the way he talked about the Red Sox owners and Tito. It was too disrespectful and rude. If I acted like that I’d be grounded forever and lose my allowance too. I like Jason Bay. I think he’s good and I’m excited about watching him play. I’m glad Varitek is coming out of his hitting slump I knew he would. I’m so excited on Aug. 13 I get to go to Fenway again for the Red Sox Kid Nation captain Meeting with Jerry Remy and Regular Rob. I have a bunch of old Jerry Remy baseball cards. Maybe he’ll sign one for me.
Sorry I haven’t been updating my blog. I’m at the Y all say every day and watching games at night so I don’t have much time. In a few minutes I’m leaving for 2 weeks at Camp Rotary but b4 I go I had to write about the most awesome day. I GOT TO MEET DUSTIN PEDROIA TODAY! Really! The Red Sox had a clinic with Pedroia for the Kid Nation captains. It was awesome. Pedroria was so nice to us and let us ask him lots of questions. He’s shorter than i thought he would be but he smiles and laughs a lot. We got to go on the field with Dustin and got to sit in the Red Sox Dug Out. I can’t believe I got to sit where Papelbon, Tony C., Johnny Pesky and all the other Red Sox players have sat for almost 100 years. It was stupendous. The other Kid Nation Captains were really cool and it was fun meeting all the other kids. Joe Chamas works for the Red Sox and set the whole thing up for us. Joe is awesome. This is the best summer of my life. I still can’t believe I’m a Captain and getting to do all these things. I can’t wait to find out what project we’ll be doing to help other kids. I’ll update my blog again in 2 weeks when I get back from Camp Rotary. Thanks again to everyone that voted for me.