WooSox Shrewsbury Night raises $1,100+ for SYFS


Lt. Gov. and Shrewsbury resident Karyn Polito hugs the Woo Sox’ mascot during Shrewsbury Night festivities at Polar Park last month. (Photo/courtesy Ashley Green, WooSox)

SHREWSBURY – Shrewsbury Youth & Family Services (SYFS) is getting a $1,165 donation thanks to the Shrewsbury edition of the WooSox’s Town Takeover series on May 22. 

Five dollars from each of the 233 tickets bought through a special Shrewsbury Night link went to the eventual SYFS contribution.

“We were very impressed by the Shrewsbury pride that was evident throughout the ballpark,” WooSox Public Relations Coordinator Alexis Dill wrote in a message to the Community Advocate last week. 

The Town Takeover series aims to celebrate individual communities around Worcester with their own night at the WooSox’s Polar Park. 

Each Town Takeover game features a beneficiary for donations while highlighting community figures and groups with pregame ceremonies. 

SYFS Executive Director Christine Mowry, Director of School-Based Services Alison Eccleston and Outreach Coordinator Vanessa Ramos represented their organization in Worcester on May 22.

Lt. Gov. and Shrewsbury resident Karyn Polito was honored as a “hometown hero.”

The St. Mary School Chorus then performed the National Anthem, with Shrewsbury native Carly O’Brien later performing God Bless America on the field.  

Town Takeover events will now continue locally, with a Grafton night scheduled for June 25. 

Learn more at https://www.milb.com/worcester/tickets/town-takeovers. 


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