Thursday, May 8, 2014

Shane Victorino Gets FN's First Citizen Award

(Shane Victorino Foundation Photo)
The Editors Of FenwayNation have named Shane Victorino as their 2014 'First Citizen' for his numerous charitable efforts. The Red Sox outfielder's Shane Victorino Foundation (SVF) is dedicated to promoting opportunities for under-served youth. Founded in 2010, it engages in projects which provide children in need with educational, recreational and wellness programs. In addition to programs in Philadelphia and his native Hawaii, Shane hosts the Flyin’ Hawaiian All-Stars charity ticket program in Boston—where local children’s groups are treated to an unforgettable day at the ballpark. FenwayNation salutes Shane and we are proud to give him this honor. You can find out more about Shane's foundation HERE. Previous winners of FenwayNation's 'First Citizen' award are: 2013—Craig Breslow; 2012—David Ortiz; 2011—Josh Beckett; 2010—Mike Lowell; 2009—Kevin Youkilis; 2008—Mike Timlin; 2007—Curt Schilling; 2006—Tim Wakefield; and 2005's inaugural winner—Bill Mueller.