MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech will honor Red Sox pitching star Tim Wakefield at its Homecoming 2006 Banquet on Oct. 13. Starting with a reception at 6:30
p.m., the event will be in the Denius Student Center’s second-floor John and Martha Hartley Room.
Tim Wakefield will receive the Alumni Association’s Humanitarian Award. He was named the Panthers team Most Valuable Player as a first baseman and
sophomore in 1987 and as a junior in 1988.
Today, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, he is recognized throughout Major League Baseball for his community spirit and generosity. Honored for his work
helping Boston children, he also contributes to Garth Brooks’ Teammates for Kids Foundation. In Brevard County, where he is a seasonal resident, he
supports the Space Coast Early Intervention Center, hosting the annual Tim Wakefield Celebrity Golf Classic to benefit the center. He was also a major
contributor to Florida Tech’s Andy Seminick/Les Hall Field, which was dedicated in January 1999.