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Field of Dreams Celebrates 21 YEARS of Serving Youth!

ABCD’s 21st annual softball benefit at Fenway Park hit another home run for inner-city youth and the ABCD SummerWorks program! ABCD thanks the Boston Red Sox for their ongoing commitment to this important cause as well as the enthusiastic corporate teams and sponsors who support the event. Over the years, more than FIVE MILLION DOLLARS has been raised at Field of Dreams, giving thousands of youngsters the opportunity to earn and learn in ABCD SummerWorks.

ABCD extends its deepest appreciation to the Boston Red Sox ownership – John Henry, Tom Werner, and President/CEO Sam Kennedy – for teaming up with ABCD once again to help strike out poverty in Boston. We also thank several members of the Red Sox community: Donna Latson-Gittens, MORE Advertising, Pam Kenn, Senior Vice President, Community and Player Relations, and Sheri Rosenberg. Field of Dreams was made possible this year through the dedication of FOD Committee Chairmen Lew Eisenberg of Cosgrove, Eisenberg & Kiley, and famed clothing retailer Joseph Abboud.

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Hoop Dreams Aids Boston Youth!

On September 4, ABCD Hoop Dreams at TD Garden was hosted once again by enthusiastic and longtime supporters: LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers, Celtics Coach Brad Stevens and acclaimed sports columnist Bob Ryan. ABCD is grateful for their ongoing support and also thanks Amy Latimer, TD Garden President and Garden Neighborhood Charities for making this event possible each year!

Corporate employees came together to compete on the Celtics home court in a basketball tournament that supports ABCD Youth Services programs. Over $100,000 was raised. ABCD thanks the team sponsors and supporting companies: Aetna, Delta Dental, Eaton Vance, Loomis Sayles, Live Nation, MassMutual, NEPC, Paradigm Partners, Proskauer, The Varano Group and Vertex.