Monday, May 24, 2010

Boston Steps up to the Plate for Veterans

U.S Army Chief of Staff General George W. Casey, Jr. was at Fenway Park on Sunday to welcome runners across home plate for the Run to Home Base 9K. Over 2,000 runners participated in the 5.6 mile run.

The run was sponsored by the Red Sox Foundation to raise money for veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries. The event raised $2.4 million.

General Casey is a Boston College High School alum. He heads the U.S. Army and is on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The race started and ended at Fenway Park, with a loop along the Charles River through Cambridge.

General Casey pictured with the fastest 17-year-old in the race.

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