Archive - Aug 18, 2013
PAWTUCKET â€” Clayton Mortensenâ€™s 2013 season has featured a wide range of emotions.
From making Bostonâ€™s Opening Day roster to landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain to getting designated for assignment for the first time ever, the 28-year-old Mortensen is living baseball proof that what doesnâ€™t kill you makes you stronger. Moving past what seemingly must feel like a lifetimeâ€™s worth of transactions that were compartmentalized into a short period has perhaps been reconcilable thanks to the right-handed pitcherâ€™s new role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
Beginning Monday, high school football coaches and players around Rhode Island will officially take the first steps â€“ baby ones, mind you â€“ in a journey that both parties hope culminates with the following symbolic gesture: Dumping a large bucket of ice water on the Super Bowl-winning coach come the first weekend in December.
High school students across Rhode Island are organizing a drive collecting school supplies for young children in need this fall. All collections from this drive will benefit Childrenâ€™s Friend, a charity focused on assisting challenged children and families of Rhode Island.
The 20 students involved with the drive will all set up collection sites at their schools for classmates and teachers to drop off donations. Approximately 15 schools ranging across Rhode Island will be participating in the drive.