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Harbor Hawks PizzaFest Kickoff
April 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Keynote speakers will be Dan Duquette , former Red Sox GM and Garin Veris , retired New England Patriots defensive end.Duquette, a general manager with three Major League clubs , has twice received the Sporting News Executive of the Year Award . He has also won the Baseball America MLB Executive of the Year award. He is the founder of Dan Duquette Sports Academy.
Veris, a member of the Stanford University Hall of Fame, was the second round pick of the Patriots and made all Rookie Team his first season . He was also named to the Patriots All 80’s Team, Veris was recently honored by the Patriots with their Community MVP Award for his extensive community service and volunteerism.
Last year the Harbor Hawks launched the Pizza Fest sponsored by Hy- Line Cruises on the Hyannis Village Green. It was a huge success with music by Cape Cod Broadcasting, games by Deb Dagwan, beer by Cape Cod Beer and pizza provided by 10 local pizza vendors. A Celebrity Pizza Eating contest was one of the highlights.
The April 25 event will feature Duquette and Veris speaking about their careers in professional ball. There will also be a silent auction with special items including Red Sox tickets. “Winning the World Series and Super Bowl this past season, we thought it would a fun evening to bring on a baseball executive and a former Patriot player”, said Hyannis president Brad Pfeifer . “They each have great experiences and stories to share, I know it will be a fun night”, commented Pfeifer.
The kick – off event is a fundraiser for the Judy Walden Scarafile Field at McKeon Park, which has been under constriction since August and will be completed in June, in time for the CCBL opener June 10.