RADical Hope Featured at Boston Red Sox First Pitch

On Saturday, August 14th, RADical Hope stalwart, Sam Dugdale, threw out the first pitch at the Boston Red Sox-Orioles game in Fenway Park to honor his cousin, Chris Martin, and to help educate the public about RADical Hope’s work building connectedness and resilience among young Americans.

RADical Hope is enormously grateful to the Boston Red Sox and New England Sports Network (NESN) organizations for honoring its work in this way. It helps get our message out that there’s hope for each of us, and that we can find it in one another.

Sam is a grandson of RADical Hope Chairman Larry Bossidy who has deep baseball roots. Larry pitched for Pittsfield High School and for Colgate University, where his 95-mile-per-hour fastball helped take the team to the 1955 College World Series.

The Detrot Tigers tried to draft Larry, a left hander, while he was at Colgate, but his mother said, “no – finish school!” Probably a good idea as Larry went on to become CEO of Allied Signal/Honeywell.

The Bossidy baseball story doesn’t end there. Sam’s uncle, Larry Bossidy, Jr., also a left-hander, pitched for the Houston Astros organization.