Nametag Day at Fenway Park

Kick off for “Unity through Community” National Night Out CelebrationWHO: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, Boston Police Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit, Red Sox Management WHAT: The Boston Police Department, in anticipation of National Night Out, will distribute 40,000 nametags to fans attending the Red Sox/Blue Jays Game on Sunday, July 15, 2007. As part of ‘National Night Out 2007’, the Boston Police Department’s Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit is embarking on a "Nametag Challenge." The goal of the event is to encourage the approximately 40,000 fans in attendance to wear nametags during the game. 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 begins with neighbors getting to know neighbors simply by learning each other’s names. The ‘Nametag Project’ comes from Joseph Porcelli of BPD Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit. Porcelli, and others in the United States and Canada, have been wearing nametags everyday, everywhere they go, to encourage people to get to know each other. For more information on ‘The Nametag Project’ visit WHERE: Fenway Park, 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA WHEN: Sunday, July 15, 2007 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm. 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. For more information about the Neighborhood Crime Watch Unit and National Night Out visit