By Tiffany Williams –
Two days after wrapping up their 2022 season on the road against the Rochester Red Wings, Ryan Fitzgerald and Durbin Feltman of the Worcester Red Sox kicked off a three day “WooSox Thank You Care-A-Van.”
“We want to express our sincere gratitude to our players Ryan Fitzgerald and Durbin Feltman for joining us on our Inaugural Thank You Care-A-Van,” said WooSox Vice President Joe Bradlee. “The Worcester community has shown their support for the WooSox all season long, and it’s great to be able to end our second season at Polar Park by giving back.”
The “WooSox Thank You Care-A-Van.” Started on Thursday morning at Elm Park Elementary School. There, Fitzgerald and Feltman took time to read to some students before helping the Juniper Outreach Foundation build and stock a food pantry. In the afternoon Fitzgerald and Feltman distributed lunches to the homeless at Net of Compassion. They wrapped up the day playing wiffle ball, kick ball, basketball, and other games with kids at an after school program at the Boys & Girls Club of Worcester.
Friday afternoon Fitzgerald and Feltman were back in the community. First they visited the UMass Hospital Children’s Medical Center. Next it was off to speak to baseball players at Worcester Academy and students in their sports marketing program. Fitzgerald and Feltman shared with the students some advice on playing baseball. Fitzgerald even got some of the students involved in a little baseball physics lesson. Next it was time for some more reading, this time to some kids at the Worcester Public Library in the “WooSox Book Nook.” Before wrapping up the day Fitzgerald and Feltman made one final stop for the day at Vets Inc. on Grove street.
Saturday afternoon, Fitzgerald and Feltman were at the groundbreaking for a new multi-use baseball field at Anna Maria College and then headed up rout nine to David Prouty in Spencer for their homecoming event, to promote education, and the construction of a new high school.