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PawSox Help Raise Awareness of "Invisible Wounds of War"

June 26, 2013

June is National PTSD Awareness Month. 1 in 3 service members returns from Iraq and Afghanistan with an "invisible wound of war" - Post-Traumatic Stress or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The Pawtucket Red Sox baseball team is promoting PTSD awareness by hosting more than 150 Rhode Island and Massachusetts military service members, veterans and their families from the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program for a baseball game and BBQ on Thursday, June 27.

This portion of the PawSox Military Appreciation Night is designed to raise awareness of the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program which provides clinical care and support services to service members, veterans and families affected by combat stress or traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

The PawSox game is part of the Home Base "Adventure Series" and is designed to give military families an opportunity to come together for a fun activity and learn about the Home Base Program. Tickets are generously donated by the PawSox and by the Highland Street Foundation. 

Previous Home Base Adventure Series events have included alpine skiing and ice fishing in Vermont and New Hampshire, sailing on the Charles River and skating on the Frog Pond in Boston, and a visit to the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, MA. This is the third year that Home Base will partner with the PawSox to host this Adventure Series event designed specifically for Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts military families.

To learn about Home Base's new public service campaign to raise awareness for PTS and TBI, visit www.helpathomebase.org. For more info on the Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital Home Base Program, go to www.homebaseprogram.org.

Event details: Thursday, July 27, 2013. BBQ at 5 PM. Pre-game at 6:15 PM; Game start 7:05 PM. Contact Catherine Moore, 802-793-4914 or [email protected].

Where: McCoy Stadium; 1 Columbus Avenue; Pawtucket, RI

Upon arrival, members of the press should check in at the Home Base table located at Gate B, near the right field entrance to the stadium.