Boy with Cerebral Palsy Throws First Pitch at Fenway
Boston Children’s Hospital Patient Joseph Scarlata threw out the first pitch at Friday's game.
Thirteen-year-old Joe Scarlata of Braintree threw out the first pitch on Friday, September 21 before the Sox and Oriels game in recognition of a $25,000 CVS Caremark donation to Children’s Hospital.
According to a press release sent to Patch, Joe has Spastic Diplegia, a form of Cerebral Palsy, and has been a patient at Children’s Hospital since the age of two. He has had four major hip surgeries at Children’s Hospital and goes in for appointments every six months. Last year, one of his proudest moments was making his town baseball league. He is a student at The Cotting School in Lexington.
Joe’s pitch honored the $1 million-plus CVS Caremark donations to Children’s Hospital. The money raised will specifically benefit the Cerebral Palsy Program and the Augmentative Communication Program within the Center for Communication Enhancement at Children’s Hospital.