Boston Red Sox to Celebrate Maine Day

August 24, 2012

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 24, 2012
Contact: Adrienne Bennett (207) 287-2531

AUGUSTA – Maine Day at Fenway Park will be held on Sunday, August 26th, 2012 when the Red Sox face the Kansas City Royals. Governor Paul LePage has proclaimed Sunday as Maine Red Sox Day throughout the State of Maine, and urges all citizens to recognize this observance.

“We have plenty of Red Sox fans in our State and Sunday gives us an opportunity to display that pride and show off a little of what Maine has to offer,” said Governor LePage.

Boston Red Sox Fenway Park opened on April 20, 1912 making this year its 100th anniversary. Many of the participants of the Pre-Game Ceremonies on Maine Day will be residents of the State, including the National Anthem performer (Michaela Boissoneault, Portland, ME) and the presenters of the Honor Guard (Maine State Police).

The proclamation language is as follows:

WHEREAS, the people of Maine are both entertained and inspired by demonstrations of athletic excellence and take great pride in the achievements of the Boston Red Sox; and

WHEREAS, Maine represents a part of Red Sox Nation, with thousands of loyal fans from the Pine Tree State; and

WHEREAS, thousands of Mainers have celebrated the Boston Red Sox as World Series Champions in 1903, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004 and 2007; and

WHEREAS, Maine native, Bob Stanley, led the Red Sox team in saves with 131 until 2009; and

WHEREAS, Mainers, also known as Fenway Faithful, celebrate America’s Most Beloved Ballpark during its 100th Anniversary throughout the 2012 season; and

WHEREAS, the Portland Sea Dogs, an Eastern League Double-A team, located in Maine’s largest city, is the Red Sox Minor League team which provides Mainers with a unique opportunity for quality entertainment for the entire family.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim Sunday, August 26, 2012 to be Maine Red Sox Day throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance.