By DJ Harding
On Valentines Day the Worcester Red Sox Will commemorate the first anniversary of the creation of the Tyler’s Teammates program
The initiative provides equipment and registration to local youngsters who may not otherwise have the money to do so in organized sports
Staff members will help children sign up for Little League and will bring baseballs, gloves, and Wiffle Ball bats in the WooSox Foundation Care-A-Van, presented by Bank of America.
On Valentine’s Day last year, at Paxton Center School, the WooSox Foundation announced its partnership with the family of Tyler Trudell to establish the “Tyler’s Teammates” program. The initiative honors the memory of the 13-year-old Paxton (MA) Little Leaguer who peacefully passed away in his sleep on May 13, 2021.
Tyler’s eighth grade classmates and teammates—with whom he played for eight years—were commemorated as ambassadors of the program with custom T-shirts and certificates.
When speaking on the Legacy of Tyler WooSox President Charles A. Steinberg “All of us with the WooSox were deeply touched by Tyler Trudell’s story. As we then got to know Tyler’s mom, dad, and brothers, we became even more inspired to help this family help children throughout Central Massachusetts. Tyler’s family has done the heavy lifting; we are simply gratified to help spread the word, the love, and the gloves.”