Greek Community Celebrates Harry Agganis and Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park

On Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 the Greek Community along with the Boston Red Sox will celebrate Greek Heritage Night at Fenway Park. The celebration will take place before the home game against the Los Angeles Angels and is sponsored by the Alpha Omega Council.

June 27th, 2018 marks the 63rd Anniversary that the great Harry Agganis tragically passed away. Charlie Baker, Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts has proclaimed Wednesday, June 27th as “Harry Agganis Day” in Massachusetts.

The grandnephew of the late Harry Agganis, Mr. Greg Agganis, will be presented with a plaque that will be permanently displayed at Fenway Park and will be followed by a video tribute to the baseball and football star. The Honorable Haris Lalacos, Ambassador of Greece to the United States along with Greg Agganis will each throw out a ceremonial first pitch.

The Boston Red Sox will then honor individuals who have made significant contributions to the Greek American Community of New England. The honorees include; George Behrakis, philanthropist, who is a Chairman Emeritus of Leadership 100; Cathy Sakellaris, community leader, a longtime member of Leadership 100; Maria Stephanos, WCVB Channel 5 Co-Anchor and Dr. George Theodore, Orthopedic Surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Red Sox Staff Physician.

Soloist, Aggeliki Psonis and the Youth Choir under the direction of Nektaria Sofou-Boustris of Saint Catherine’s Greek Orthodox Church of Braintree, Massachusetts will perform the American National Anthem.

Greek Dance performances presented to us by the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston Dance Group, Pan-Cretan Association of America and the Dancing Zorbas will take place on Jersey Street and at the VIP reception.

Jim Demopoulos of Arlington, MA an avid Red Sox Fan will be recognized as the “Season Ticket Holder of the Game”.  Demopoulos is a proud season ticket holder for the past 50 years.

Members of the Lynn ROTC along with the Boston Evzones will act as the Honor Guard during the ceremony.

Ticket Information:

VIP Tickets and Reception $300/ea.

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General Admission Tickets  $90 - $120/ea.

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All ticket buyers will receive a baseball cap with the Red Sox Logo and “Red Sox” written in Greek on the front and Agganis 33 written on the back of the cap.

 

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