What can we say that hasn’t already been said…. Tim Wakefield is a remarkable man and a hero to those who know him… and many more that don’t.
Born and raised in Melbourne Florida, Tim attended Eau Gallie High School and Florida Tech. Somewhere along the way, Tim made a promise to an old friend that if he ever made it to the big leagues, he would do great things for her newly formed non-profit pre-school Space Coast Early Intervention Center.
Tim’s professional baseball career began when he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates organization in 1988. Seven years later, Tim signed on with the Boston Red Sox and has enjoyed a record setting career ever since. Tim is well known throughout out Major League Baseball as a significant contributor both on and off the field. He has been nominated eight times by the Red Sox for the Roberto Clemente Award, presented to the player who best reflects the spirit of giving back to the community, and won the award in 2010.
In addition to raising money and awareness for Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Tim is actively involved in several charitable organizations throughout the Boston area. Tim’s Wakefield’s Warriors Program was created in partnership with the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston to bring patients to Fenway Park to share time with him on and off the field. Tim has also been active with New England’s Pitching in for Kids organization, a program dedicated to improving the lives of children across the New England region, and the Touch ‘Em All Foundation founded by Garth Brooks.
We are very proud of our hometown hero and ask you to join us in thanking him for his generosity!