Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was the featured guest speaker and honored guest at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research Celebrity Scholarship Dinner that happened on April 26th at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, MA. He talked about his home country and how he cherishes the memories of playing baseball and visiting the beaches there, and how he returns to visit as much as possible. In addition to that, he also shared some heartfelt stories about his family life, including tales of his own father and childhood. Overall it was an amazing experience for everyone in the audience.
The three-time World Series Champion was born in the Dominican republic and played for some minor league teams for under four years before making his debut for the Minnesota Twins in 1997. He played for the Twins for five years before signing a free agent contract with the Boston Red Sox in 2003, Ever since moving to Boston his career has taken off like a rocket, and the nine-time All-Star player continues to thrive. Over the past several years, Ortiz has had several highlights and broken many professional records, such as becoming the Red Sox single-season home run leader with a total of 54.
Ortiz was present at this year’s University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Center for Marketing Research Celebrity Scholarship Dinner earlier this spring and it was a big success. Fans from all over the state got to relish in the presence of one of the MLB’s greatest athletes and hear from him on a more personal level.
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Watch David Ortiz Speaking about Making it to the 500 Homerun Club: