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David Ortiz Surprises Hurley School Students With Red Sox Hat Giveaway

David Ortiz at Hurley School

Former Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz visits the Hurley K-8 School on April 4, 2018. (Photos by John Wilcox)

On Wednesday, April 4, former Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz surprised students at the Hurley K-8 Dual Language School in the South End to kick off the second-annual Red Sox Hat Giveaway Day in the Boston Public Schools (BPS).

Red Sox hat giveaway at the Hurley School

Hurley students were greeted by Mayor Martin J. Walsh, BPS Superintendent Tommy Chang, Red Sox President and CEO Sam Kennedy, Red Sox Foundation Board Member Linda Henry, and JetBlue Regional Marketing Manager Ronda McLeod, to distribute hats to every student in the school while the Hot Tamale Brass Band performed in the auditorium.

Wally the Green Monster

Every BPS student in kindergarten through eighth grade received a hat as part of the day, which was sponsored by the Red Sox and JetBlue. The partnership is part of “Calling All Kids,” a Red Sox initiative created to draw younger generations to baseball.

Mayor Walsh at the Hurley

Mayor Walsh and Superintendent Chang

David Ortiz with students