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May 3, 2013

Sports in a Minute

The Eagle-Tribune

---- — Race at Fenway

The Run-Walk to Home Base will be Saturday, with the start and finish at Fenway Park.

The event is sponsored by New Balance and benefits the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program. Home Base helps Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families recover from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury through clinical care, community education and research.

This is believed to be the first fundraising run in Boston since the Boston Marathon tragedy.

Racers and walkers will start entering at 6 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 7:15 a.m. The race/walk begins at 8 a.m. with everyone expected to enter the park between 8:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.

The park closes at 1 p.m.


If you want a chance to golf at one of the premiere facilities in New England, well, you have that opportunity on July 1.

That’s when Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill invites the local residents to enjoy the private course for the day.

For a greens fee of $75, you can play the 2012 NEGCOA Golf Course of the Year, with a portion of the proceeds going to onefundboston.org.

Tee times run from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To register call the golf shop at 978-241-6710.

Pelham baseball vs. cancer

The Pelham High baseball team is teaming up with the American Cancer Society to host a Coaches vs. Cancer game as part of Senior Night on May 15 at 4 p.m.

The first pitch will be thrown out by Lowell Spinners owner Drew Weber. Special pink jerseys, donated by the Pelham Police Department, will be worn by the players in memory of Mr. Weber’s wife, Joann Weber.

Fans are encouraged to wear pink to the game. Proceeds from Strikeout Cancer pledge sheets and donations collected at the game will be donated in memory of Joann Weber.

For more information contact Melissa Kosman at melissa.kosman@cancer.org

Merrimack puts two on first team

The Merrimack softball team placed three players on the Northeast-10 All-Conference Teams.

Senior infielder Tawny Palmieri and junior outfielder Jessica Fugazzotto made the first team. Junior first baseman Keaira Monet Perry made the second team.