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07/01/2011 9:16 AM ET
Red Sox release 'It Gets Better Project' public service announcement
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BOSTON, MA - The Boston Red Sox today released a public service announcement (PSA) in support of the It Gets Better Project™, which helps prevent bullying of LGBT youth and teen suicide by providing support through encouraging video messages.

The 60-second video, produced by Red Sox Productions, features third baseman Kevin Youkilis; catcher and team captain Jason Varitek; and Red Sox manager Terry Francona. Also included in the video are Eric Maitland, a Red Sox greeter and Wheelock College counselor; TJ Connelly, Fenway Park's DJ and member of the Red Sox Fan Services & Entertainment department; Kristen Rosa, Smith College student and Red Sox fan; and Alison Tippett, a student at Lexington High School and daughter of Red Sox Director of Baseball Information Services Tom Tippett.

The Red Sox video can be found on the team's official website, www.redsox.com, and on the It Gets Better Project website, itgetsbetter.org. The team also shared the video with fans through Facebook and Twitter and worked with its television partner, NESN, to air the video during tonight's pre-game show broadcast.

"Bullying is something that has touched many of our lives either personally or through someone we love," said Senior Vice President of Public Affairs/Marketing Susan Goodenow. "We are proud of dedicated Red Sox fans like 12-year-old Sam Maden who took the courageous step recently to publicly stand up against bullying of LGBT youth, and we are honored to join Sam and others throughout Red Sox Nation in support of the It Gets Better Project."

The Red Sox want to thank The Trevor Project and GLAAD for their assistance with the production of this PSA.

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