Boston Red Sox Opening Day Celebration Scheduled at UMass Dartmouth

Opening Day Celebration to Take Place April 3

The UMass Dartmouth community will come together in celebration of Opening Day for the Boston Red Sox Thursday, April 3, 2014, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at the UMass Dartmouth Campus Center. Red Sox mascot Wally the Green Monster will make a special guest appearance on the UMass Dartmouth campus to take part in the festivities, which will include food, games, and other activities, including a Red Sox ticket raffle. 

Silicone bracelets will be sold to raise funds for One Fund Boston. Sign up information will be available for the Ring Road Race for Champions, a 5K cross country style road race scheduled for April 13, 2014, to benefit Special Olympics of Massachusetts. UMass Dartmouth student athletes, part of a volunteer team to support UMass Dartmouth students and 2014 Boston Marathon participants Renee Laurencelle and Eric Karstunen, will also be in attendance. Rene and Eric are running to raise money for the Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund. 

In addition, UMass Dartmouth's Section of "Prayer Canvas: America 4 Boston" will be laid out and made available to attendees to add their own message of support and remembrance to the Boston Marathon bombing victims, survivors, and the city of Boston, for which the entire canvas honors. 

UMass Dartmouth recently announced a series of events dedicated to civic engagement during the week leading up to the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. 

UMass Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional economic, social, and cultural development. UMass Dartmouth's mandate to serve its community is realized through countless partnerships, programs, and other outreach efforts to engage the community, and apply its knowledge to help address local issues and empower others to facilitate change for all. 

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