PAWTUCKET — The city will hold a huge victory celebration Thursday for the International League Champion Pawtucket Red Sox, who captured their first Governors' Cup since 1984 in a 3-0 series sweep over the Charlotte Knights last week in Fort Mill, S.C., topping the Knights 4-1.
The celebration, which is open to the public, is being co-hosted by the City of Pawtucket and Gov. Lincoln Chafee.
"The City of Pawtucket, along with PawSox fans everywhere, is extremely proud of what the team has been able to accomplish this season," Mayor Donald R. Grebien said. "The PawSox have long been a Triple-A franchise that does everything in a Major League way, from McCoy Stadium to the community. We're pleased to co-host this event with the Governor to recognize winning the Governors' Cup Championship and look forward to everyone joining in the celebration."
Thursday's celebration will take place at noon in front of Pawtucket City Hall, 137 Roosevelt Avenue. The city has been scrambling over the past few days to get ready for the celebration. Several PawSox players, Manager Arnie Beyeler, members of the coaching staff, Team President Mike Tamburro, and Paws, the team's mascot, are all expected to take part in the victory celebration.