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Alpha Omega Hosts Greek Heritage Night with Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park

BOSTON, MA – The Alpha Omega Council of Boston, a Greek-American organization cultivating the ideals of Hellenism by uniting Americans of Hellenic descent and Philhellenes through philanthropy and fellowship, is hosting its annual Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Red Sox vs. the Atlanta Braves at Fenway Park on June 4, 7:10 PM.

Now in its 7th year, Greek Heritage Night is a fundraiser to benefit charities supported by Alpha Omega Council. This year, Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Red Sox will pay tribute to the memory of the great Harry Agganis, nicknamed ‘The Golden Greek’, and honor the Metropolis of Boston Camp (MBC), which will be the beneficiary of the event. Net proceeds from the evening will benefit the MBC Gym and Field House Project that is currently underway at MBC’s Saint Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook, New Hampshire.

Greek Heritage Night will transform Fenway Park into an evening packed with Hellenism. Prior to the game, there will be a Heritage Pregame Ceremony on Jersey Street with members of the local Greek Community as well as Greek dance groups, such as Metropolis of Boston Dance Group, the Boston Lykeion Ellinidon, the Sons & Daughters of Alexander the Great, and Annunciation Church of Brockton Dance Group, who will perform traditional Greek dances.

Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park takes place on June 4. Photo: Courtesy of Boston Red Sox

The festive evening will also feature the singing of the National Anthem by Greek-American, Grammy-award winning musician and Harvard University and Berklee College of Music undergraduate student Dessa Kavrakis; the throwing of the first pitch by a member of the Greek community, the recognition of Crete native and HELPIS Founder and President Joyce Deliyiannis during the Hats Off to Heroes home game program; and a series of well-deserving honorees who will be honored during the on-field ceremony.

This year’s Greek Heritage Night honorees include AHEPA Aristides Chapter #50 of Lynn, MA, President Chris Markos as the chapter is celebrating its centennial this year; Executive Director of St. Methodios Faith & Heritage Center and MBC Michael Sintros and Director of Youth & Young Adult Ministries and the MBC Camp Panos Coufos; Chris Demetral and Noah Zavolas representing the Greek National Baseball team which is celebrating its 20th anniversary as they work to form a Greek National Team for the 2028 Summer Olympics; and Consul General of Greece in Boston Symeon Tegos.

“Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Red Sox has become such a wonderful way for us at Alpha Omega Council to promote Hellenism and bring thousands of Greek Americans together from all over New England to enjoy a ball game together,” said Alpha Omega Council Chairperson Christos Chrisafides. He adds, “We have been blessed to be able to utilize this platform to raise both awareness and funds for such good causes that impact our community and recognize just a few of the many talented and worthy honorees and organizations in our community! It has been my honor to serve as Chairperson for the past several years on the wave of those who started this platform such as Bill Galatis and The Boston AHEPA. And of course, this event wouldn’t be possible without the Boston Red Sox Organization.”

“We are excited to dedicate all net proceeds from this year’s event towards the new Field House and Gym Project at the Metropolis of Boston Camp. The camp is a special place where thousands of Greek American youth have attended and built lifelong friendships while strengthening their Hellenic American roots,” said Alpha Omega Council President Paul Tsitsopoulos. He concludes, “The addition of the Field House and Gym will expand the camp’s offerings and allow it to serve a greater number of youth, especially during the winter camp months.”

Honorable attendees will include His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston and Chancellor Fr. Ted Barbas. Metropolis of Boston dance group members Alexander Athanasiou, Christopher Chronopoulos, Evan Meltsakos, Nickolas Potamitis, Harry Theodore, and Paul Tsiomplikas will present the colors.

Ranging from $40-$114, standard tickets are available online at MLB.com: https://shorturl.at/Ndj9m. VIP Package tickets, starting at $276, are also available online: https://shorturl.at/80Ar3.

Starting at $2,500, bids for throwing out the first pitch – which is a once in a lifetime opportunity – are now open until May 28. All proceeds will benefit the MBC Gym & Field House Project. Anyone interested in bidding, please contact Alpha Omega Council Chairperson Christos Chrisafides via email: [email protected].

The Alpha Omega Council members on Greek Heritage Night’s planning committee are Chairperson Christos Chrisafides, Co-Chair John Mokas, Alpha Omega Council President Paul Tsitsopoulos, Costa Sideridis, Nick Rizos, John Pappas, Teddy Demitriades, George Karalis, Kosta Alexis, and Tom Gatzunis.

Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Red Sox will be Alpha Omega Council’s third Greek Heritage Night to take place in 2024, following Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Celtics on March 20, and Greek Heritage Night with the Revolution on March 23. With every Greek Heritage Night, the Alpha Omega Council identifies a charity to benefit from the proceeds. Thousands of Greek-Americans are expected to attend this year’s Greek Heritage Night with the Boston Red Sox. More information on Alpha Omega Council is available online: www.alphaomegacouncil.org.

More information on the 2024 Greek Heritage Night is also available online: https://shorturl.at/5dXwE .

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