Friday, January 1, 2016

Sox Hurlers Hembree and Wright Do USO Holiday Tour

Hembree Tosses A Ball To The Crowd
During the Holidays, two members of the Red Sox are doing their best to make the season a little brighter for those who protect us every day. Pitchers Steven Wright and Heath Hembree participated in a USO Tour that recently visited U.S. military installations in Italy, Djibouti, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Germany. The tour provided entertainment to over 3,100 service persons and their families. Besides the two Carmine Hosers, the tour featured the group Daughtry, actress Elizabeth Banks, comedians Sydney Castillo and David Wain, and songwriters Kyle Jacobs, Brett James and Billy Montana. Said Wright to The Globe, "I’m no Dustin Pedroia or David Ortiz. But when they asked me to go, I was honored to have the opportunity. I’ve always had an appreciation for the military and was happy to do it." Way to go, Steven and Heath!