Nametag Day at Fenway Park

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(PRWEB) July 12, 2007

WHAT: With the help of more than 150 volunteers, the Boston Police Department, in honor of National Night Out 2007, will distribute 40,000 nametags at Fenway Park to attendees at the Red Sox - Blue Jays Game on July 15. The Boston Police Department's Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit is embarking on this "Nametag Day" to encourage fans in attendance to get to know their neighbors. Neighbors who know each other are more likely to care for and watch out for each other. This reduces crime and strengthens their community. Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis will welcome the crowd and officially kick off National Night Out Boston 2007. This year's theme is "Unity through Community," which is made possible when neighbors get to know each other simply by learning each other's names. More information about National Night Out Boston 2007 at http://www.BostonCrimeWatch.com.

The use of nametags comes from Joseph Porcelli's (BPD Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit) "Nametag Project." Joseph and others in the United States and Canada have been wearing nametags since January 1, 2007, everyday, all the time, everywhere they go to encourage people to get to know their neighbors and speak to each other. The project has received national recognition. For more information on The Nametag Project visit http://www.thenametagproject.com.

WHO:    Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis

Boston Police Command Staff

Red Sox Management

Judi Wright, Director, Boston Police Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit

Joseph Porcelli, founder, The Name Tag Project, and program Coordinator, Boston Police Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit.

WHEN:     Sunday, July 15, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Commissioner Ed Davis welcomes crowd at 2:00 PM

                 Game starts at 2:05 PM

Going.com Volunteer Appreciation Party at Game On (82 Lansdowne Street) 2:30 PM.

WHERE:    Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA

National Night Out Boston 2007 is the 24th annual citywide celebration to unify our communities throughout the City of Boston. This program cultivates and strengthens partnerships between the community, youth, Police, city agencies and community-based organizations. National Night Out also acknowledges the remarkable contributions of Neighborhood Crime Watch groups, and seeks to increase participation in Neighborhood Crime Watch programs among local residents. For more information about the Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit and National Night Out visit http://www.BostonCrimeWatch.com

CONTACT:

Joseph Porcelli

JPorcelli @ neighborsforneighbors.org

Porcellij.bpd @ci.boston.ma.us

Cell 857-222-4420

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