Beckett Bowl 2011 recap

Posted on August 29, 2011
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Beckett Bowl 2011 is complete. There were Sox players galore (Daniel Bard, Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Gonzalez, and Jon Lester among others), a few members of the Stanley Cup champion Bruins (Daniel Paille and Dennis Seidenberg), a handful of other athletes (soccer players that I’ve never seen before in my life, ex-NCAA hockey stars) and some actors that I didn’t recognize (someone that was on Seinfeld?)

It may sound cliche but none of these people were the real stars of the night. That honor fell to the children that were invited to come along. Each one of them has battled a hardship in their life whether it was a brain tumor or a variation of Leukemia. These kids put on brave faces, smiled for the cameras, and reminded us what the Beckett Bowl is really for. Sure, it was awesome to meet Pedroia and speak to Larry Lucchino but this event was created to raise money and help others. I’m glad I could be a part of it, if only by helping to raise awareness and spread the word of the good that Josh Beckett and his foundation are doing.

Jump down the rabbit hole for a ton more photos:

Beckett and Kids

Beckett, wife, and Children's Hospital patients

Jason Varitek

The Captain

Buchholz, Miller, and Bard

Buchholz, Miller, Bard and their significant others

Mike Aviles

Mike Aviles and cute little Avalanna waving

Jon Lester


Heidi Watney hugging on the kiddos

Pedey and the kids


Dennis Seidenberg

Boston Bruin Dennis Seidenberg

Pedey waiting for his turn to bowl

Clay Buchholz

Clay was checking out the jeep and stopped to say hello


This was Beckett's first toss (and a gutterball)

Start saving your pennies so that you can go next year. It’s fun in a bun!


Bonus photo of Heidi Watney dressed all fancy


4 Responses to “Beckett Bowl 2011 recap”

  1. Sox Addict – There’s no 12-step program for this! : Gonzo named AL Player of the Week : on August 30th, 2011 10:34 am

    [...] In addition to hitting the laces off the ball, Gonzo also spent yesterday doing some back-to-school shopping with some young Red Sox Scholars at Target in Dorchester and even showed up to help Josh Beckett raise some money at the Beckett Bowl. [...]

  2. shawn on August 30th, 2011 12:47 pm

    nice post, I’m pretty jealous.

  3. suzie on August 30th, 2011 3:15 pm

    it was ballin, shawn. YOU SHOULDA BEEN THERE

  4. 1st annual ‘NVRQT Night’ | Sox Addict - There's no 12-step program for this! on September 25th, 2012 1:16 pm

    [...] Josh Beckett has a yearly bowling event that raises a ton of money (check out our experience at the 2011 Beckett Bowl) while Adrian Gonzalez spends most of his free time helping out the [...]

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