All-Star Musicians Assemble To Honor Peter Shapiro At BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Gala

first_imgAt opening night of Celebrate Brooklyn! in Prospect Park this past Wednesday night, event organizer BRIC, the leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn, honored independent club owner, concert promoter, publisher, and overall good guy Peter Shapiro. The man behind Brooklyn Bowl, The Capitol Theatre, Relix, Lockn’ Festival, Jazz & Colors, the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary Fare Thee Well performances, and a myriad of other ventures was being celebrated for all of these accomplishments, but more importantly for his commitment to the arts, culture, and community in continuously working to make such events, initiatives and programs accessible to everyone.Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings had the honors of headlining the first concert at the Bandshell this summer. It was the groups first time back at the park since 2010, and they did not disappoint. Even at 60 years old and two bouts with cancer under her belt, Jones has more energy than most people in their twenties. Watching her dance around the stage and take command of the entire ensemble, she is like the female version of James Brown, as that uptempo soul-funk just begs for you to get up and dance. After the main stage performance in the Gala Tent, the festivities continued with a special disco-funk dj set from WFUV‘s Rita Houston that kept the evening rolling along in fine fashion.Prior to the performances, the Opening Night Gala to kick off the 38th season of the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival saw presenters Leslie G. Schultz and Jack Walsh (President and Vice President of BRIC, respectively) along with artists and long-time friends such as Soulive/Lettuce guitarist Eric Krasno and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead/Benevento-Russo Duo drummer and namesake Joe Russo deliver a few words about “Shappy” (as his friends call him), to an audience consisting of musicians Marc Brownstein and Aron Magner of The Disco Biscuits, Almost Dead/American Babies Tom Hamilton, Scott Metzger, moe.’s Al Schnier, Mississippi Allstars’ Luther Dickinson, Jackie Greene, Michael Franti, Lettuce/Soulive’s Neal Evans, Blues Travelers John Popper, DJ Logic, HeadCount executive director Andy Bernstein (Shapiro is a founding board member), along with collaborators from Madison House, Shore Fire Media, and more. Krasno discussed Shapiro’s uncanny ability to make things happen, “Peter is never afraid to take a chance. He is a master connector, and always puts the best people together to make the best events”.As Shapiro spoke, you couldn’t help but notice the humble spirit and obvious super fan come out in the way he talks about music and these epic events that he has spearheaded over the years. After thanking his wife, Shore Fire Media Vice President Rebecca Shapiro, his two children Roxy and Simon, his supportive mother and two brothers, as well as his entire team at Dayglo Ventures he took time to recognize two people in his life that were responsible for all of this: his father and lawyer David Shapiro and Wetlands Preserve founder Larry Bloch, both of whom have since passed. Without Bloch’s willingness to hand over the club to a gung-ho 23-year old in 1996, along with his belief in Shapiro’s vision, as well as the support and both life and legal advice from his father, we may have not had those last five years (from 1996-2001) of one of the best clubs New York City has ever seen, and who knows if Brooklyn Bowl ever comes into fruition. He did sneak in a third person very important figure, just for the record. You guessed it….Jerry Garcia.Shapiro went on to discuss the importance of having spaces and events in which people can create, celebrate, and mourn. There are three staples that need to happen for this type of intrinsic success:1. Good weather2. Focusing on net worth doesn’t create a good vibe. Make people happy first and foremost, then worry about making a few dollars for yourself.3. Create magic and memoriesPeople’s memories of you last forever, and going that extra step to achieve the best possible vibe is the “X” factor that Peter Shapiro has accounted for in all of his ventures, and the reason why he is such a successful businessman, organizer, and community leader. Having served on the Board of Directors of the City Parks Foundation Arts Committee for several years, being a founding board member of HeadCount, and his involvement in other non-profit organizations, Shapiro is an example of how you can be a success in business while still doing incredible philanthropic deeds and leaving a positive impact on the community. He left us with a quote that he and his daughter came up with, “The only way to achieve the impossible is to believe the possible, and to do it with others”. Keep on believing, Peter, because we most certainly believe in you.[all photos courtesy Marc Millman Photography] Load remaining imageslast_img read more

World Series photos: Dodgers vs. Red Sox in Game 2 at Fenway Park

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Photos from World Series Game 2, as the Boston Red Sox host the Los Angeles Dodgers leading the best-of-seven series 1-0, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018.Live updates | Scouting Report | Box scorePreviousDustin and Jessica Everett, from Houston, photograph a rainbow over Fenway Park before of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel heads from the bullpen to pitch in the top of the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Craig Kimbrel throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsBoston Red Sox’s Craig Kimbrel throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Craig Kimbrel throws during the ninth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Pedro Baez throws during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger makes a sliding catch on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Fans sing “Sweet Caroline” during the eighth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger makes a sliding catch on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)A Boston fan cheers during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Chris Taylor waits for a pitcher change during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi throws during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Nathan Eovaldi throws during the eighth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) taps relief pitcher Kenta Maeda on the leg during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a double during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts celebrates his double next to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Max Muncy during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts runs the bases after hitting a double during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts watches his double to the left field wall off Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda, front, during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenta Maeda grabs the resin bag during the seventh inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a double during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda grimaces while pitching during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenta Maeda throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Kenta Maeda throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Joe Kelly throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig is out at first with Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce covering during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Joe Kelly throws during the seventh inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger catches a call between Chris Taylor and Enrique Hernandez on a ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor lays down a bunt to third base, but was thrown out during the sixth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, gives starting pitcher David Price a hand at the end of the middle of the sixth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Hyun-Jin Ryu (99) is relieved by Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, right, gives a shout-out to designated hitter J.D. Martinez (28) whose single drove in Benintendi and Mookie Betts during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez claps at first base after hitting a single to drive in two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, right, celebrates with Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts after scoring on a two run RBI single by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez hits a two run RBI single during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi celebrates with Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts after scoring with Betts on a two run RBI single by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s J.D. Martinez hits a two-run scoring single during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez hits a single to drive in two runs against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi scores on a single J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger catches a fly ball by Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler in between Enrique Hernandez and Chris Taylor during the sixth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, left, and Mookie Betts celebrate after both scored during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi is congratulated after scoring on a hit by J.D. Martinez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Ryan Madson reacts after walking Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce with bases loaded to score Christian Vazquez during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, right, leaves the mound after being pulled by manager Dave Roberts during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu walks back to the mound after walking Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi to load the bases during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)The ball skips past Boston Red Sox batter Andrew Benintendi, left, and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes on a pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu, front, during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce gets out of the way of a pitch by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryan Madson during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Ryan Madson throws during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu talks to catcher Austin Barnes during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi, left, and Mookie Betts celebrate after both scored during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a single during the fifth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a single in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Christian Vazquez hits a single off Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, bottom, during the fifth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts reacts after being called out on strike during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts reacts after being called out on strike during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Rafael Devers strikes out in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts reacts after striking out during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. At right is home plate umpire Kerwin Danley. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price speaks to home plate umpire Kerwin Danley after the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Home plate umpire Kerwin Danley speaks to Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) at the end of the top of the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price walks off the infield after allowing two runs during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado is congratulated after scoring on a hit by Yasiel Puig during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits an RBI-single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado runs past Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price to score on an RBI-single by Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig hits a single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price, left, to drive in a run during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Enrique Hernandez catches a ball hit by Boston Red Sox’s Andrew Benintendi during the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts and Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes watch Betts’ single to center field during the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts hits a single during the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts catches a fly ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Austin Barnes during the third inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)David Price reacts to a fourth ball call while pitching to Los Angeles Dodgers’ Brian Dozier during the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora, left, congratulates Xander Bogaerts, right, who scored on a single by Ian Kinsler during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado, left, tags out Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler at third base during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers first baseman David Freese runs out of room chasing a foul popup against the Boston Red Sox during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler hits a single in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes to drive in a run during the second inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado tags out Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler at third base on a single by Red Sox’s Jackie Bradley Jr. during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu throws during the first inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Maddie Meyer, Pool)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado tags out Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler at third during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Home plate umpire Kerwin Danley watches as Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts scores on an RBI-single by =Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Ian Kinsler hits an RBI single during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts is congratulated after scoring on a hit by Ian Kinsler during the second inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp hits a sacrifice fly off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price, left, to drive in a run during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price reacts after walking Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price reacts after walking Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor to load the bases during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese (25) is congratulated after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp (27) during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese (25) is congratulated after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Matt Kemp (27) during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese runs past Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez to score on a sacrifice fly by Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp (hits an RBI sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese hits a single during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez talks to starting pitcher David Price during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese hits a single off Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price (24) during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado hits a single in front of Boston Red Sox catcher Christian Vazquez during the fourth inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Los Angeles Dodgers David Freese hits a single during the third inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts can’t catch a ball hit by Los Angeles Dodgers’ David Freese during the fourth inning of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts keeps his eyes on the ball as he hits a single in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the third inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)Boston Red Sox’s Mookie Betts keeps his eyes on the ball as he hits a single in front of Los Angeles Dodgers catcher Austin Barnes during the third inning in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)A fan gets ready for the start of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A fan gets ready for the start of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Justin Turner warms up before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Fans arrive outside Fenway Park for Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Fans arrive inside Fenway Park for Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Jimmy Golen)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp’s warms up before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Manny Machado up before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp and Cody Bellinger have some fun before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson warms up before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A puddle is seen at Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Boston Red Sox’s Xander Bogaerts catches a ball at batting practice before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Boston Red Sox’s Steve Pearce throws a ball at batting practice before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Tim Donnelly)Security personal take pictures of a rainbow over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)A rainbow is seen over Fenway Park before Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Los Angeles Dodgers Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Dustin and Jessica Everett, from Houston, photograph a rainbow over Fenway Park before of Game 2 of the World Series baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel heads from the bullpen to pitch in the top of the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)NextShow Caption1 of 124Boston Red Sox closer Craig Kimbrel heads from the bullpen to pitch in the top of the ninth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the World Series baseball game Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)ExpandRelated Articles Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more

Research project supports golf’s fantastic volunteers

first_img Tags: Manchester Metropolitan University, Volunteer A research project is underway to understand golf volunteers and identify the support they need to have a great experience in their role.England Golf and Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) are working together to find out what motivates volunteers and what training and education they need. The result could be even more volunteers, reflecting a diverse population.“We are very lucky to have so many fantastic volunteers,” said Matt Bloor, England Golf Volunteer Manager. “By understanding and supporting them better we will be able to recruit more new volunteers and help to grow the game even further.”There are around 50,000 volunteers in England who carry out roles in their clubs, such as chair, captain, junior organiser and chair of the green committee. Their number almost trebles when golf’s wider volunteering community is included.MMU researchers, led by Dr Chris Mackintosh, senior lecturer in sport management, have been working with 70 clubs to understand volunteers and their needs. The project is also being supported by PhD researcher Chris Mills, who will explore and test ideas over the next three years, and by a comprehensive golf club volunteer survey carried out by England Golf.The project has found that volunteers are motivated by a range of reasons, such as the wish to give back, a love of the game, a desire to make friends or support family members, and to share the benefits of the game, including better mental health and well-being.It has also discovered that support and training opportunities vary widely across the country, with volunteers themselves expressing interest in peer learning, e-learning and blended learning.Dr Mackintosh commented: “If we get the support right, from the understanding we have gained through this research, England Golf can move forward and open up further opportunities for more people to volunteer.“With 650,000 existing members and 50,000 core volunteers, we hope to see a broadening of the diversity of this workforce. We can also see, going forward, that this will strengthen the game, making it more appealing and, hopefully, have an effect on the retention and recruitment of more people to the game.”PhD researcher Chris Mills – who is learning to play golf – began his study in January. He is building on a strong background in the volunteer sector and already has an MSc in Voluntary and Community Sector Studies.Meanwhile, Matt Bloor is using the findings so far, from both the MMU research and the England Golf volunteer survey, to run pilot schemes to recruit new volunteers with three clubs and a county union.England Golf also encourages volunteers to connect and share experiences and is supporting a new Chair Network. This provides information, peer support and a forum for the exchange of ideas to help with the successful running of golf clubs. Visit ChairNetwork.golf for more information.Richard Flint, England Golf Participation and Club Support Director, remarked: “England Golf is committed to making golf attractive to a diverse audience and we are using research and insight to help us do this.“Golf is a game that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds and possibly has the widest variety of volunteer roles in sport.  We recognise that volunteering can be a great avenue to bring new people into the game.”Click here for further information about support and information to help the volunteers at your club.Click here for further information if you wish to become a volunteer.Caption: Hundreds of club members volunteer to support England Golf’s championships and tournaments (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 1 Mar 2018 Research project supports golf’s fantastic volunteers last_img read more