By Andrea Simons
On July 2, CVS Caremark and the Boston Red Sox hosted a batting practice and baseball skills camp at Fenway Park for sixteen veterans from across New England in honor of Independence day and in thanks for the veterans’ service.
Among the participants was Somerville resident and US Army veteran Nick Starling. He and the other veterans got a VIP tour of the ballpark, a chance to hit the green monster, lunch in the Red Sox dugout, hitting tips from the Red Sox Hitting Staff Tim Hyers and Victor Rodriguez, and tickets to the evening’s game against the Cubs.
Veterans were invited to this event by CVS Caremark through the US Department of Veteran Affairs New England Adaptive Sports Program, which operates through the VA Boston Healthcare System. CVS Caremark has partnered with the Red Sox for four years to host events for veterans.