More than 2,000 kids step up to the plate at Fenway

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June 5, 2012, 9:01 am
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(NECN) - The Boston Red Sox were off Monday night, but there was still plenty of action at Fenway Park. 

More than 2,000 young athletes and their coaches braved the weather for the "Cheers for CHAMPS" celebration, sponsored by the Boston Foundation and CHAMPS Boston. 

The program has trained more than 2,500 coaches who teach more than 70,000 Greater Boston kids the positive impact of sports.

Kids could play games, take part in media interviews with our own Ally Donnelly and Chet Curtis, among others, pose with the Red Sox 2004 and 2007 World Series trophies, and more, and got a chance to hear from a number of Boston-area athletes and coaches, including Bobby Valentine from the Red Sox, BC hockey coach Jerry York and New England Revolution goalkeeper Matt Reis. 

Tags: mlb, red sox, baseball, fenway park, Boston Red Sox, kids , Boston Foundation, Cheers for Champs, Champs Boston
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