2017 Nominee – Dustin PedroiaDustin Pedroia
Team: Boston Red Sox
Position: 2nd Base
Dustin Pedroia and his wife Kelli, founded the Pedroia Platoon in an effort to give back to the community. In 2014, The Pedroia Platoon hosted members of the Massachusetts National Guard Soldiers and Airman at Fenway Park for a special on‐field presentation, offering Dustin & Kelli the opportunity to thank our service men and women for their dedication to our country. This ticket program continued in the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
On May 21, 2015 Dustin and Kelli hosted the inaugural Pedroia Platoon Heroes at Home Appreciation Day. The Heroes at Home initiative will specifically serve to benefit spouses of military service men and women.
On June 22, 2016 Dustin and Kelli will be hosting a baby shower for military moms with help from Operation Shower.
Website (Pedroia Platoon): http://www.pedroiaplatoon.com/