GBCVB Supports Boston Historical Black College Legacy Weekend

Mayor Marty Walsh, The Boston Area Church League, the Boston Red Sox, and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitor Bureau (GBCVB) are joining forces in support of the Boston Historical Black College Legacy Weekend Celebration, April 23-26, 2015.

The signature event of the legacy celebration is the Boston Red Sox Fenway Park Open House on April 25th. Gates open at 10:00am and the event is free to the public.  Families are encouraged to attend.  The Fenway Park Open House will include a college fair on the EMC Level, career and job fairs on the Pavilion Level, and a showcase game between the Florida A&M Rattlers and the North Carolina Central University Eagles.

There are five events over four days, including three games between the Rattlers and Eagles.  The first two games occur as part of the Historical Black College Doubleheader Baseball Game at Jim Rice Field in Roxbury on April 24th.  This marks the first time that an official conference standing Historical Black College Baseball Game has been played in a Boston city park. The morning begins with a youth baseball clinic at 8am and team workouts start at 9am. At 10:30am there will be a pre-game ceremony with students from Boston Public Schools singing the National Anthem, and the Color Guard from Boston Public Schools will be performing alongside the Suffolk County Sheriff Honor Guard.

"The GBCVB is proud to join with Mayor Walsh, his Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment and his Boston Parks & Recreation Department, all of whom have provided remarkable support, along with the Boston Red Sox, for this historic weekend celebration," said Bureau President & CEO Patrick Moscaritolo.  Community organizations making the events possible include the YMCA, the Roberto Clemente 21 Sports League, the Red Sox Foundation, Red Sox RBI Girls Softball Program, the Red Sox Baseball Program, the Eliot Congregational Church, and Greater Grove Hall Main Streets.

Media contacts: GBCVB: David O'Donnell (617) 867-8214