Clemens Honored at Annual Willowbend Event

MASHPEE – One of the greatest pitchers in Red Sox history was honored on Cape Cod on Friday.

Willowbend County Club in Mashpee recognized Roger Clemens as their 2017 charitable work honoree. Clemens was given a bronze plaque and took part in a chat with attendees.

The Roger Clemens Foundation was founded in 1992 to assist at-risk and special needs children through educational, literacy, scientific and religious activities.

“Roger is a longtime friend of Willowbend and Southworth Development, going back to 1992 when he participated in the inaugural Willowbend Children’s Charity Pro-Am. We are so proud to recognize him as our 2017 Honoree,” said David Southworth, Founder and CEO of Southworth Development LLC, which owns and operates Willowbend.

Clemens is not the first sports legend to be recognized by Willowbend. Previous honorees include Jack Nicklaus and Bruins great Bobby Orr.

“It’s pretty good company to join those two men,” Clemens said. “They were great athletes in their sports but behind the scenes they did so much more for children’s charities.”

Clemens played 24 seasons in the major leagues and helped lead the Red Sox to the 1986 American League pennant. He won 7 Cy Young Awards, 3 in Boston.

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