Kevin Youkilis Returns to Boston for Youk’s Kids Charity Event Alongside Shawn Thornton, Tuukka Rask (Video)


Kevin Youkilis was back in Boston and doing what he does best on Thursday.

No, Youk wasn’t hustling down the line or working the count. Instead, the gritty infielder was giving back to the community by taking part in his annual charity event.

Youkilis’ charity, Youk’s Kids, aims to create a community of support, increase awareness and advocate for the health and well-being of children. It’s something Youkilis is extremely passionate about, so no trade is going to put a stop to his charitable efforts in Beantown.

Joining Youkilis at the event were Bruins forward Shawn Thornton and goaltender Tuukka Rask. NESN’s Jamie Erdahl caught up with the trio to get their thoughts on various topics.

Check it all out in the video above.

Aetna Strikeouts for A Cause

For every strikeout by a Red Sox pitcher at Fenway Park in June, Aetna will donate $250 to Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program. Through June 25, the donation mark stands at $30,000.

Through their continued efforts in the local community, Aetna is helping to build a healthier world -- one city and one strikeout at a time.

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