To have Warner Bros. create a one-of-a-kind piece of art with me [Wakefield] and my favorite Looney Tunes characters at Fenway Park is simply amazing.
Agoura Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2010
Tim Wakefield, the just-announced Red Sox’ nominee for the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award, and the famous Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes characters take the field to tribute Tim's masterful knuckleball pitch and to raise funds for Tim’s favorite charity, New England’s Pitching in for Kids.
"Knuckled Under by Wakefield," a Warner Bros.’ animation art limited edition featuring Tim and the characters, is now available at http://www.KnuckledUnderbyWakefield.org. Tim Wakefield joins an elite group of sports legends including Michael Jordan, Muhammad Ali, Wayne Gretzky, Derek Jeter and Drew Brees, who have all been featured in a Warner Bros. Looney Tunes limited edition.
Wakefield has been nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award eight times since joining the Red Sox in 1995. The Award is given annually to the MLB player who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” Past winners of the Award include Curt Schilling, Derek Jeter, Cal Ripken Jr. and Willie Mays.
Tim is well known throughout MLB and New England as one of the most charitable players both on and off the field. He is an advocate and active participant of Pitching in for Kids, dedicated to improving the lives of children across the New England region.
“Knuckled Under by Wakefield is a spectacular limited edition that is special to my heart. To have Warner Bros. create a one-of-a-kind piece of art with me and my favorite Looney Tunes characters at Fenway Park is simply amazing,” said Tim Wakefield. “I’m particularly proud that proceeds from Knuckled Under by Wakefield will be going to a great cause through the Pitching in for Kids charity foundation.”
“We are very fortunate to be a part of this special program with Tim and Warner Bros.,” said Carol Troxell, one of the founders of the Pitching in for Kids organization. “We are committed to providing care, education and opportunities for children, and this incredible project is a part of our ongoing efforts in Boston and throughout New England."
"Knuckled Under by Wakefield" combines the talent of ten Warner Bros.’ artists and designers using the traditional hand-drawn and hand-painted process of animation, making this art truly exceptional. Animation art, recognized and exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide, is a popular and respected American art form. Characters like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Tweety are American icons that have entertained audiences for generations.
Each "Knuckled Under by Wakefield" fine art lithograph and hand-painted cel limited edition is personally signed by Tim, custom framed, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. For more on this limited edition, and to read Tim’s personal message to Red Sox fans, visit http://www.KnuckledUnderbyWakefield.org.
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