Spinners to Host Behind the Scenes Wine Tasting Fundraiser

PRESS RELEASE – The Lowell Spinners, Class-A Affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, are offering fans a behind the scenes look at LeLacheur Park with a special Wine Tasting event the evening of Thursday, May 19 to benefit the Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The event will be held at LeLacheur Park from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. for a special night of wine, baseball, food, massages, beer, batting practice and most importantly, a special visit from Lowell Police officer gone Hollywood star, Mickey O’Keefe from The Fighter.

The event is all to benefit the Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau who continue to battle budget cuts, while working to bring visitors to the Merrimack Valley.

“The CVB plays a leading role in bringing visitors to the Merrimack Valley,” said Spinners President and General Manager Tim Bawmann. “Anything we can do to help support the work they do only goes to better the lives of all in the community.”

The evening will feature some of the region’s finest wines, donated and hand selected by the staff of Tutto Bene, as well as a sampling of beers courtesy of Merrimack Valley Distributors. Hors d’œuvre will be provided by Cobblestones of Lowell, Moonstones of Chelmsford and Mediterranean spreads and dips by Sabra Hummus and Falafel by the Falafel Republic. In addition some of the region’s finest seafood will be available, courtesy of Boston Chowda.

The event offers a chance to get a behind the scenes look at the Spinners operation. Wine, beer and food pairings will be available on the concourse level of LeLacheur Park, while the Red Sox/Tigers game will be shown live on the Pepsi ProStar Video Board. Fans are encouraged to come ready for game action, with batting practice on the LeLacheur Park diamond a main offering. In addition, O’Keefe, who played himself as Micky Ward’s trainer in The Fighter, will be on hand for photos, autographs and more!

After some cuts on the field, attendees may want to cool down with a relaxing chair massage courtesy of Body Destinations in Tyngsboro to work out the kinks caused by years of inactivity!

Tickets for the event are $50 and can be purchased by phone at (978) 459-6150, or online at www.MerrimackValley.org.

The GMVCVB is a private, not for profit, membership-based organization responsible for the promotion of the Greater Merrimack Valley as a travel destination. Membership is available to businesses as well as other not-for-profit organizations interested in the promotion of tourism. For more information on the event contact Jon Boswell at jboswell@lowellspinners.com or (978) 805-5117.

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