Agganis All-Star Week Kicks Off June 26

Special to the Journal

Agganis All-Star Week starts Sunday, June 26 with the Opening Ceremony and four of the nine All-Star Games that will take place over the course of four days.

The Opening Ceremony, which will be held at 9 a.m. at Manning Field in Lynn, will include the presentation of 2022 Agganis Foundation Scholarships, five major awards, and the introduction of this year’s Agganis All-Stars in the following sports: girls and boys lacrosse, softball, baseball, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys soccer and football.

The lacrosse doubleheader will be held June 26 at Manning Field, with softball and baseball played at the adjacent Fraser Field.

Action continues Monday, June 27 with the girls and boys basketball doubleheader at Lynn Classical High School. The girls and boys soccer games will be June 28 at Manning Field.

The 60th Agganis All-Star Football Game will close the week on Wednesday, June 29 at Manning Field.

The Agganis All-Star Games are played in memory of legendary Lynn athlete Harry Agganis, an All-American quarterback at Lynn Classical and Boston University. He was expected to be the first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns, but he opted for a professional baseball career and was the starting first baseman for the Boston Red Sox when he died of a pulmonary embolism in 1955 at the age of 26.

The Agganis Foundation was formed shortly thereafter with a mission of awarding college scholarships in Agganis’ name. Since 1955, the Foundation has awarded more than $2.3 million in scholarships to 1,040 student-athletes.

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