Baseball Camps for Children with Disabilities

About 200 New England youth baseball players with disabilities participated in the 2010 CVS Caremark All Kids Can Baseball Camps.

For the sixth season, CVS Caremark and the Red Sox organized baseball camps at Fenway. The camps afford children with physical and/or intellectual disabilities an opportunity to play ball at Fenway and work one-on-one with Red Sox Hitting Coach Dave Magadan.

This year’s camps brought nine baseball teams from various towns and cities in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to Fenway Park – providing a sports experience to nearly 200 children, their coaches and family members.

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Since the inception of the camps, 54 camps have been held at Fenway, reaching about 900 New England children with disabilities.

“These kids face all kinds of challenges on a daily basis, yet when they come to Fenway to participate in one of our All Kids Can Baseball Camps, you see the sheer joy on their faces in being part of the Fenway Park experience,” said Eileen Howard Dunn, senior VP of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for CVS Caremark Corporation.

Boston Red Sox Hitting Coach Dave Magadan said, “The camps give the kids a chance to forget about their every day problems — their various health challenges and illnesses.”

The camps are part of CVS Caremark’s national philanthropic All Kids Can program, which focuses on helping children with disabilities learn, play and succeed in life.

CVS Caremark All Kids Can, a program of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust and supported by CVS Caremark, is a 5-year, $25 million program to make life easier for children with disabilities.

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Rakesh Raman