David Ortiz and Will Middlebrooks will host a clinic for 100 kids from the Boys & Girls Club on Monday morning at Fenway Park.
PLAY — Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth — is a public awareness campaign of the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society in conjunction with the Taylor Hooton Foundation and MLB Charities.
The PLAY campaign educates kids about the importance of living a healthy and active lifestyle, as well as important decision making regarding performance enhancing drugs Events will take place in all 30 MLB stadiums, as well as select minor league stadiums throughout the baseball season.
The event also is part of Coca-Cola’s Live Positively, Get the Ball Rolling program.
Along with Ortiz and Middlebrooks, members of the Red Sox medical staff will be on hand including head athletic trainer Rick Jameyson, assistant athletic trainer Brad Pearson, assistant athletic trainer Masai Takahashi, medical operations coordinator Jim Rowe, strength and conditioning coordinator Pat Sandora and team nutritionist Tara Mardigan.
• Mike Aviles will visit the Staples on Park Drive near Fenway Park to accompany children from the Boys & Girls Club of Middlesex County on a back-to-school shopping spree, sign autographs and take pictures.
Staples will donate hundreds of bags full of school supplies to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middlesex County and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston in addition to making a donation to the Clubs on Aviles’ behalf.