WORCESTER - Sometimes, it comes down to who you know.
Clinton was not originally supposed to be a participant the the Worcester Red Sox Town Takeover competition.
But Jorge Curiel and Aidan Grady changed that.
The two Clinton High School seniors were completing their senior project internships with the WooSox under the leadership of vice president of community and player relations Joe Bradlee.
The two committed to turning Clinton Night into a reality. Their efforts encouraged a few hundred Clinton residents to come to Polar Park to celebrate their town at Polar Park on Wednesday, May 18.
And the team surprised Curiel and Grady with the opportunity to throw a ceremonial first pitch, which Curiel did on their behalf.
As the "Heart of Worcester" honoree for the night, the team recognized WHEAT Community Connections and, specifically, Executive Director Jodi Breidel. WHEAT Community Connections is a non-profit that aids Clinton-area residents by providing meals, school supplies and toys to children. In 2012, this organization became a direct service program of the United Way of Tri-County.
Hayden Rivera, a graduating senior at Clinton High School, performed the National Anthem.