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The Base Held a Fundraiser at Reggie Lewis Track and Field

Roberto Clemente Jr., Robert Lewis, Jr., Charles Ogletree, Jr.
Roberto Clemente Jr., Peter Gammons, Robert Lewis, Jr.
Alberto Vasallo, Robert Lewis, Jr., Michael Holley
Roberto Clemente, Jr. and Paul Epstein.
Roberto Clemente Jr., Robert Lewis, Jr., Charles Ogletree, Jr.
Roxbury-based nonprofit The BASE, which provides educational advancement opportunities for urban youth by leveraging baseball as a vehicle to engage students, held a fundraiser at the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center on Wednesday night. In addition to celebrating $25 million in college scholarships raised in the 22 months since Robert Lewis Jr. founded the organization, The BASE honored motivational speaker Roberto Clemente Jr., Harvard Law professor Charles Ogletree, Jr., and Peter Gammons and Paul Epstein of the Foundation to Be Named Later. Additional VIPs in attendance included former Red Sox pitcher Bronson Arroyo, current reliever Drake Britton, former NBA player Dwight Davis, lieutenant governor-elect Karyn Polito, Be the Change founder Alan Khazei, and president of The Boston Foundation, Paul Grogan. WEEI’s Michael Holley and El Mundo publisher Alberto Vasallo emceed the program. The BASE is currently serving 600 players ages 13-19, providing quality baseball, educational and training resources to help them reach their fullest potential. Photo Courtesy of Leo Gozbekian Photography