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October 29, 2010
The Jimmy Fund congratulates Tim Wakefield, winner of the 2010 Roberto Clemente Award

Tim Wakefield holding up a Jimmy Fund jersey

The Jimmy Fund has known for many years that Tim Wakefield truly embodies the essence of the Roberto Clemente Award.

As a pitcher, Tim is a fierce competitor and a proven winner, but his contributions off the field are far more impressive.

We have been fortunate to be the recipient of Tim's support, and in 2010 we honored Tim for his commitment, naming him a Jimmy Fund Co-captain .

Whether visiting with our teen patients during their Red Sox Spring Training trip or bringing the World Series trophy to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Tim has the ability to connect with patients of all ages. His kindness and compassion are truly genuine.

We congratulate Tim on this award!

Suzanne Fountain
Director of the Jimmy Fund

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The Roberto Clemente Award

Major League Baseball describes the award given to Tim Wakefield in 2010:

"Bestowed annually to the Major League Baseball player who combines a dedication to giving back to the community with outstanding skills on the baseball field, the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet recognizes players who best represent the game of baseball through sportsmanship, community involvement and positive contributions to their Clubs. The Award pays tribute to [Roberto] Clemente's achievements and character by recognizing talented current players who truly understand the value of helping others."'s story on Tim Wakefield