Young children from Kid’s Corner daycare center pose for a group photograph in front of an L.L. Bean Bootmobile decorated in the colors of the Red Sox at an event in Bar Harbor. PHOTO COURTESY OF LISA HORSCH CLARK

‘Friends’ teams up with Fenway Park



BOSTON, Mass. — As a part of the Acadia National Park Centennial celebration, Friends of Acadia (FOA) and the Boston Red Sox will host Acadia Day at Fenway Park on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 19.

This family-focused day will bring more than 100 young people and their families by bus – the L.L. Bean Fenway Express – from the Downeast Maine region to Boston to join other Acadia fans for a 1:35 p.m. game against the Seattle Mariners.

The L.L. Bean Fenway Express will leave the Acadia Gateway Center in Trenton on Sunday, June 19, at 6 a.m., in order to arrive before the pre-game ceremony at 12:05 p.m.

The bus is set to return to Trenton immediately after the game.

Event tickets are priced at $65 per person, which covers the bus trip, game ticket, and a gift bag for each guest. Scholarships are available for families with financial needs.

“With great thanks to L.L. Bean, Cape Air and other event partners, Friends of Acadia has been able to keep the costs down so that all who are interested in participating can join in the fun,” said David MacDonald, president of FOA.

Individual tickets without the bus trip are also available through FOA and at www.redsox.com.

Preference for the day trip will be given to individuals from Hancock County who have completed Acadia Quest [a season-long scavenger hunt in Acadia] or to those who have become a “junior ranger” at Acadia, along with their families.

“This group represents the next generation of park lovers and is critical for FOA as we look to the future for our volunteers, members and leaders,” said Lisa Horsch Clark, director of development at FOA.

During the pre-game ceremony, FOA will recognize the young conservationists on the field. “Acadia Day at Fenway is a wonderful way to honor Acadia’s centennial and encourage more young people and families to pursue outdoor fun,” said ‎Christina Semanyshyn, manager of strategic partnerships and product placement at L.L. Bean.

When baseball guests enter Fenway, they will be given a raffle entry form. All fans with a completed entry form will be eligible to take part in a drawing for an Acadia package, with two round-trip tickets between Boston and Bar Harbor provided by Cape Air and hiking gear provided by L.L. Bean.

To reserve tickets, call 288-3340 or email [email protected].

 

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